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      Interested schools better hurry and open up an assistant coaching position.

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      I can understand wanting more than round one exits, but I will gladly take that over not making the tourney. First, we gotta be invited to the dance, then we can worry about dancing. 

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      I realize that march madness can reward teams that “just get hot.” But seeing a perceived “weak” conference do so well supports the need for a 8 or 16 team playoff in college football. There would still huge value in the regular season (because the field would not be very large), but it removes much of the beauty contest and subjective debate as to which conferences deserve the bids.

      You never really know until you play the games. As it is, there is a perverse incentive in football to be a top-heavy conference. A conference may be really strong but balanced, thus, end up eating its own and getting punished. Whereas, a conference that is really top heavy (ahem, ACC) gets rewarded. 

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      He has said before that he is not on staff, just knows people in the program and has access. I have not been given the impression that he is trying to play anything up. I think he is great, has good insight, and has been very fair.

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      You called Slocum a “token” hire. Seems extremely condescending and, dare I say, racist. You are saying that he would not have been hired but for the color of his skin. You should let him know that, I am sure he would love to hear it. 

      Also, based on your follow-up post, it sounds like when you say “ethnic diversity,” what you really mean is you want a single ethnicity, not actual diversity. But sure, let’s recruit kids based on their skin color. The KKK would agree with that same principle. 

      Woke people are some of the most racist people I know, but they are somehow oblivious to it by their incessant virtue signaling.

      Smith was not hired to win diversity championships (to the chagrin of some). He was hired to win on the court. He should recruit the best players for his system based on talent and merit, not skin color, ethnicity, nationality, religion, etc.

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      Smith’s focus should definitely be on making the team the most ethnically diverse team in the world. 

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      Smith seems like a solid hire. He has won everywhere he has been. Hard to argue with that. 

      My only hesitation with him is that I have a soft spot in my heart for the Aggies and would feel a bit bad about poaching him. I like it when USU has success. That said, better that we steal him than some other school.

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      The person asking other people to do something has the burden to demonstrate the need/efficacy. Not the opposite. If the burden is reversed (as you suggest), it could get pretty absurd.

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