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    Should UGA go in a new direction?

    Eight years in, it's clear Mark Fox is not the answer and never will be. After losing to Marquette today, Georgia has played three teams with a pulse this year and lost to each of them by double digits. What was billed as Fox's best UGA team to date looks every bit as mediocre as the seven that preceded it.

    We know what Fox's ceiling is: He'll have UGA as a fringy bubble team in his best years, win 18-20 games a season, and lose every meaningful game. That's not terrible for a historically middling program, but I know a UGA coach is capable of doing better because I've seen Tubby Smith and Jim Harrick do it in my lifetime.

    Counterargument: Perhaps Fox is simply the unfortunate victim of an incompetent athletic department that since Vince Dooley's forced retirement has degenerated to the point that UGA is no longer relevant in any major sport. Even in its best days, UGA only gave token support to the basketball program. Fox has had to deal with disadvantages such as trying to get recruits to come play in an increasingly old and dumpy arena that should have been replaced a solid decade ago. Maybe Fox is actually really good but just not enough of a magician to escape from the swirling vortex of mediocrity that now defines UGA athletics.

    What do you guys think?

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    Re: Should UGA go in a new direction?

    It's time for him to go. It's the same as those 9 and 10 win seasons under Richt. He wins most of the games he is supposed to win but never can beat a decent team. His substitution patterns are so insane every single year. Play the best 8 or 9 guys, just like today he puts Kessler and Geno on the floor together and gives up 6 straight points. That kinda stuff loses you ball games. I will wait and see how this year goes but I don't see us winning more than 18 games

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    Re: Should UGA go in a new direction?

    Never been a fan of Fox. Georgia can do better.
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    Re: Should UGA go in a new direction?

    Quote Originally Posted by joehogjoe View Post
    Never been a fan of Fox. Georgia can do better.
    Can they? Look at UGA's history in Basketball, then look at the current AD and one has to wonder.

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    Re: Should UGA go in a new direction?

    Well they have done better then!
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    Re: Should UGA go in a new direction?

    Look how long it's taken Frank Martin to finally get things going in Columbia. You better be willing to wait 4-5 years to see the fruits of a new coach. Fox has definitely had his time though.

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    Re: Should UGA go in a new direction?

    Kansas was on being outtalented. This and Clemson was on a bad philosophy, the wrong defensive scheme, and refusal to play your young players or set them free to do what they're best at.

    Fox launched this on himself starting last year if the sophomores don't improve by refusing to play his freshmen at all outside of Ogbeide. Practice is good and all, but you are not going to learn the ways of any sport by watching from the bench, and right now the sophomores that are now playing more look like freshmen and scared to try to do more as they did not play last year and think they could get benched with one screw up.

    Maten is too good for him to get fired this year but if he doesn't stop it with his loyalty to the other veterans on the team, next season is going to come to fruition as last-two-seasons-Missouri-caliber-bad with what Fox has been doing for the last two seasons. He will not have veterans that will bail him out, and if Maten continues to play this way he's leaving for the NBA after this season.
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    Re: Should UGA go in a new direction?

    He will be fired next season anyway, we will be terrible

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    Re: Should UGA go in a new direction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg in Dallas View Post
    Can they? Look at UGA's history in Basketball, then look at the current AD and one has to wonder.
    This is the problem. We've seen that UGA can do better than Fox, but we've also seen that they can do worse (Ron Jirsa, Dennis Felton). While even a blind squirrel can find a nut occasionally, McGarity's abysmal track record of hiring coaches says we're more likely to end up with the next Jirsa than the next Tubby.

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