It's Official -- Eric Mika = Gone

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Re: It's Official -- Eric Mika = Gone

Post by Mars » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:57 pm

hawkwing wrote:Then there really was no reason for him to stick around for another season if he could go get paid now.
His family has plenty of money. There are plenty of reasons to enjoy playing college sports while you still can.
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Re: It's Official -- Eric Mika = Gone

Post by hawkwing » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:16 am

Mars wrote:
hawkwing wrote:Then there really was no reason for him to stick around for another season if he could go get paid now.
His family has plenty of money. There are plenty of reasons to enjoy playing college sports while you still can.
But it's pretty clear that he didn't enjoy it all that much. Maybe he'll look back in his twilight years and regret that decision, but he didn't seem to enjoy playing college ball that much based on his interviews over the last 6 months.

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Re: It's Official -- Eric Mika = Gone

Post by frdbtr » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:21 am

Gunk wrote:
hawkwing wrote:Rose is a very good coach, I don't know what you're talking about.
frdbtr is a staunch supporter of Rose, which is admirable. You have to give him that. The titanic could be sinking and he'd still be defending its solid construction.
Rose is the best basketball coach BYU has ever had, the wins and statistics prove it. Why wouldn't I be a staunch supporter of that. It would be like UCLA firing John Wooden.

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Re: It's Official -- Eric Mika = Gone

Post by scott715 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:17 am

It took Wooden 17 years to win his first championship. In todays world he probably would had been fired before winning the first one and becoming a legend.

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Re: It's Official -- Eric Mika = Gone

Post by snoscythe » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:00 am

Mika's summer league stats:
In five games, he averaged 5.4 points on 40 percent shooting from the field and 83.3 percent from the foul line while adding 3.6 rebounds in 13.1 minutes.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8656 ... dates.html

I don't think he played his way into a two-way contract like he hoped, but there is still that outside shot.

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Re: It's Official -- Eric Mika = Gone

Post by Gunk » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:53 pm

frdbtr wrote:
Gunk wrote:
hawkwing wrote:Rose is a very good coach, I don't know what you're talking about.
frdbtr is a staunch supporter of Rose, which is admirable. You have to give him that. The titanic could be sinking and he'd still be defending its solid construction.
Rose is the best basketball coach BYU has ever had, the wins and statistics prove it. Why wouldn't I be a staunch supporter of that. It would be like UCLA firing John Wooden.
Wins/loses and statistics also prove Rose isn't performing nearly as well as he has in the past.

I like the guy. No question is he the best coach we've had, but he's slipping and needs to do something soon or he's going to lose a lot more fans.
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Re: It's Official -- Eric Mika = Gone

Post by frdbtr » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:00 pm

Gunk wrote:
frdbtr wrote:
Gunk wrote:
hawkwing wrote:Rose is a very good coach, I don't know what you're talking about.
frdbtr is a staunch supporter of Rose, which is admirable. You have to give him that. The titanic could be sinking and he'd still be defending its solid construction.
Rose is the best basketball coach BYU has ever had, the wins and statistics prove it. Why wouldn't I be a staunch supporter of that. It would be like UCLA firing John Wooden.
Wins/loses and statistics also prove Rose isn't performing nearly as well as he has in the past.

I like the guy. No question is he the best coach we've had, but he's slipping and needs to do something soon or he's going to lose a lot more fans.
I agree but for now, I am giving him time to fix the issues. He deserves that from what he has done. The guy has not had a season yet with less than 20 wins. That is saying something, he has "slipped" and yet he still wins 20+ games per year.

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Re: It's Official -- Eric Mika = Gone

Post by SpiffCoug » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:31 am

Mars wrote:
hawkwing wrote:Then there really was no reason for him to stick around for another season if he could go get paid now.
His family has plenty of money. There are plenty of reasons to enjoy playing college sports while you still can.
His mom and dad have plenty of money. Mika and his wife do not. I'd feel like a complete loser if after getting married my wife and I still had everything paid for by our parents.
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Re: It's Official -- Eric Mika = Gone

Post by Gunk » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:38 pm

SpiffCoug wrote:
Mars wrote:
hawkwing wrote:Then there really was no reason for him to stick around for another season if he could go get paid now.
His family has plenty of money. There are plenty of reasons to enjoy playing college sports while you still can.
His mom and dad have plenty of money. Mika and his wife do not. I'd feel like a complete loser if after getting married my wife and I still had everything paid for by our parents.
20-somethings these days don't care about that. It's mom and dad's job to sponsor them through life.

I know plenty of newly weds and even some in their 40s that still get some sort of aid from their folks whether free cell phones or down payments on houses.
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