Posted by colonels19 on 6/26/2013 11:15:00 PM (view original):
FWIW, I still disagree with the premise, but I've basically come to terms with it. I've applied to a D1 job I will get, but nothing is guaranteed beyond season 62. I'm not as pumped about being back at D1 as I should be, and I feel that WIS makes the "quest" to D1, tiresome and fruitlessly limiting.
SW Minnesota State is a black hole and I'm proud of what I was able to accomplish there with a barren landscape of recruits. I could have piggy-backed and got to D1 on the coattails of someone else, but that's just not me. When I first took over the job, the quest was never for D1 but it was to take over a SW Minnesota State team that only had 1 win from a human coach previously and turn them around. When I saw the amount of D1 virgins in Knight, I perked up...rightly or wrongly that's become my thing in HD, and sadly, I won't be able to coach any of the human-less teams that I initially sought when I decided I wanted to make D1 there...it is what it is. D1 never seems to be worth the hassle once I get there, I guess that says it all...
Getting to D1 is tiresome, eh? You really think so? Well, you clearly showed that here
when I brought up how long it takes to get to a Big 6 school...
Wait, nevermind, I was mistaken. You tried to make some veiled reference to accusations you've made of my opinions in general in recent threads. NOW you can't get to a certain D- D1 school and you start crying about almost the exact same thing.
Schools have different desires in their coach. Some want recent success, some want prolonged success, some will make exceptions for loyalty, some won't, etc. God-forbid there's some variety in the game. Most people will agree the game is better this way. You should face this reality instead of pulling your whole soapbox "JUST BECAUSE I'M ALONE DOESN'T MEAN I'M WRONG" routine. For a game that is trying to be fun for everyone, yes, in this case, being alone after extended discussion means you ARE wrong.
Look, colonels, this game is hard. Really hard. Getting better at the game "your way" is clearly taking a long time, while others are passing you by. We're all playing the same game and you have nobody to blame for your failures to succeed but yourself.
Part of the difficulty in the game comes from randomness and things outside your control - that doesn't mean the game is broken. You can make suggestions, sure, but don't expect to be taken seriously unless you can back it up with sound logic.
BTW, belated GG there, twas a good 1st round matchup. You did get a bad draw since I was definitely better than a 12 seed, I'm just in a tough conference and started slow. I actually had a GG response for you along the lines of "GG, please be more gentle with Perkins in non-conference next season, he's very fragile" but then I saw you were "leaving" so I lost interest.
As a side note, my leading scorer and the CCAA player-of-the-year got injured 2 minutes into the game and I still beat you as a 12v5. Probably a sign you were also a bit overseeded and your team, despite the A- prestige, wasn't very good.