The Drought Continues
I agree Knowlton has no clue and has to go. He might be a good military guy but wow, he has no clue on running a quality athletic program.
I predict Cal will go 1-29 this year with the one win coming against Stanford. Because of this Knowlton will once again extend Fox giving him a lifetime contract. Who cares about winning any games if they aren't against Stanford. As long as Knowlton is AD nothing will go right for men's basketball or football, hopefully that idiot gets fired and has a miserable life.
This team, while not talented in the Pac-12, has more talent than to be losing games to EWU. We just continually make head puzzling decisions - throwing bounce passes below the knee to Lars on a fast break. we had at least 4 to 5 charges, throwing it to covered players, Kuany taking a contested corner 3 with 13 seconds left, every screen is slipped . These guys are seniors. This should not be happening.
Mark Fox is just incapable. That's fine. It's not his fault he can't win. He just sucks.
So I have no ill feeling towards Fox, but I absolutely cannot stand Knowlton for keeping a guy who cannot win.
All these issues even beyond Knowlton goes all the way to the top with Christ who also has a track record of ambivalence towards sports
Again, this team went on an international tour, which means they had a full month more than virtually every other team in the nation to practice. That's a major advantage. What's this program is doing is virtually unprecedented.
My hope is that one day I’ll see a gift email stating that Fox has been fired (and then Knowlton, so we don’t let the same man make the same mistake).
Christmas is just around the corner, just saying.
Ms. Christ, are you watching? You need a new AD asap.
Wow. What a moment to reflect on the current situation. Others will disagree, but I feel bad for Mark Fox. I think there was blip of optimism with word of a deep roster and a couple of solid recent recruits, but that depth (e.g., at point guard) has never materialized due to injury and now illness.
This all points back to his first recruiting class. They needed bodies and got bodies but no real gems. We have had some luck getting guards out of the portal, but no Clayton has hurt big time. Andre transferring is really starting to hurt now.
It seems as if a coach has a narrow window to make a splash. Cuonzo came in hard getting Rabb and Brown. Gotta make a splash fast or else. Honestly worried that we'll be in a cycle of this if we are in another situation where everybody bails; it's just hard to rebuild from that. You need a really good coach and a really talented recruiting staff.
It figures that a Covid issue would still prove significant in yet another loss that could have been a win for a Bay Area team.