Women's Volleyball

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    tjfan001 Junior Member


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    They just cannot finish games. Leading 2-0 and lost to Utah. This has been the trademarks of the Women of Troy.

    It's time to make a change at the top - just like our football needing new leaders.
     
       
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    I AGREE, AT LEAST...

    ...on the women's volleyball part. Ditto women's basketball and baseball. My attitude is any USC coach who doesn't have national championship aspirations, with a practical roadmap to get there, doesn't belong.
     
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    I don't remember Mick Haley having these problems. Perhaps his firing was a big mistake as the women's program has dipped a bit ever since.
     
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    I'm not sure it was a mistake simple because of current results. Mick's teams had been heading that direction too for a few years. His recruiting classes weren't what they used to be. There was always the talk in the volleyball community about Mick's coaching style and strained relationships with players.

    I thought it was probably time for a change.

    A year ago, I said this....

    "I think it was time for Mick to move on but yes, I think we would have at least 2 or 3 more conference wins. The issue now is that Mick could recruit and Crouch isn't there yet. It's always tough to move on at the same level after a player like Bricio. As with other USC programs, Lynn didn't put much thought into Crouch. There were better but we didn't even try."

    So we have Lynn no-show Swann making an ill-informed hire. Shocking.
     
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    AGREED...

    ...I saw some of the same signs. I feel sorry for the likes of Lanier who deserve to be playing for national championships.
     
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    The most famous meltdown on Mick's team was the 2015 regional final vs Kansas. The No. 1 USC led 13-9 in the 5th set and collapsed, dropping 6 consecutive points. They kept feeding the ball to Samantha Bricio, even when she was in the back row, and she was stopped cold by the double team every single time. Then there was a mishandle by the setter (forgot her name, she played first year then dropped), and a service ace by Jayhawks that Women of Troy players thought it was going out. A total disaster!!
     
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    That match IMO was most impacted by Alicia Ogoms' asthma attack. Without her at MB, we weren't the same team. Alyse Ford was just a freshman. Baylee had her worst match....she left school because of grades although I think there was tension with Mick.
     
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    After an overall disappointing year, still unable to close out matches, I'm hoping they can play to their potential in the tourney...
     
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    Have you seen the bracket? We won't get past the second match against Baylor.
     
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    Yes, I know. Play to their potential means beat Stephen F Austin and win a set off if a Baylor.
     
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    After leading 17-12, then losing the first set, Women of Troy were done. Baylor looked very impressive sweeping us (obviously, they are ranked #1 for a reason). Wouldn't be surprised to see them in Pittsburgh. Speaking of which, I'm looking forward to going to the final four. Never been.
     
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    Good Lord....he's leaving for Auburn, AL where the Lady Tigers went 7-22 overall and 1-17 in conference. Lol.

    "The first words Allen Greene spoke when I asked him what makes Auburn special were, with no hesitation, 'The Auburn Family. It's a real thing here,'" Crouch said. "Over the past several weeks of getting to know Auburn and the athletic department, I came to learn some of what he meant. This is an elite athletic program, and yet it is as warm, hospitable and passionate as any place I have been."

    Gut punch. But wait, there's more....
    "Once I knew I was aligned with the core values, mission and the specific vision of volleyball at Auburn outlined by Allen Greene, it was a simple decision to come on board."

    Great job managing your coaches, Lynn Swann. Crouch put it out there....lack of values, no mission, no vision. The team played mostly uninspired volleyball all season. That is reflected in Crouch's comments here.
     
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    Hardly an exhaustive search. I am a tad underwhelmed. Kills me to say it but I hope he's spent enough time, even in periphery, around Kiraly to have learned how to coach at a different level. And let's see if Bohn knows how to give a shit about the minor sports at USC.
     
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    Quote from Bohn about Keller:

    “His mastery of the Southern California recruiting landscape will be a difference-maker for our program.”
     
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    To have recruited well in volleyball in Southern California is like saying a hockey coach recruited well in Michigan. There is so much talent here, it's unreal. However, we need to do better not only keeping it local but getting past programs like Texas, Penn State, and Stanford.

    And a side note....I'm still unsure as to what impact all the scandals have had on football players but for the minor sports? I think it could play in to the decision, particularly with parents.
     

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