Are we granted collective amnesia about our predictions we made for PL wins in the pre-season poll?
Short answer: YES
Longer answer: We have now had a body of evidence which we did not have prior to the start of the season - other than the prior 2 (1.5, if you prefer) seasons. I wouldn't be surprised if after the first round of PL games if someone else doesn't run another poll on the second half of the season after seeing how the Crusaders did in the first go-round.
This is a chance to amend any prior predictions or reinforce what you believe will happen.
Not to influence any voters but since there has been some debate/issues about the D3 games (and possibly skewed some stats/data), I'll share with you some stats for only the 10 D1 games in case this makes a difference for anyone:
(parenthesis for full 12 games)
Category/D1 Only/All 12 games FGs: 39.2% (42.2%) 3FGs: 32.7% (35.9%) FTs: 69.5% (68.6%) OFF Rebs: 111 (139) DEF Rebs: 213 (279) Tot Rebs: 324 418) Ast/TO: .51 [72 assists to 142 turnovers] Full 12 games: .63 (110 assists to 175 turnovers) Blocks: 36 (46) Steals: 62 (85) Avg Points: 59.7 (65.8)
What is the point of following the team only expecting 3 wins.
You are bringing up an important point. The number of fans that will come out and support the team (and possibly support the team financially) are very few if their expectation is that the team can't win. Add to that the Covid restrictions and we're going to start wishing for the good old days of Carmody crowds (an oxymoron) at the Hart. Can we assume that you're one of the diehards and you've been personally attending all the home games and many away games?
I will be honest. I've been to all home games, no away games. As a season ticket holder, I am really doubting that I will go to many or any remaining home games. Right now, I see little reason for optimism. I was disgusted at the Siena game but the Harvard game was even worse. Harvard was a team that Carmody, Brown, Kearney could have beaten. The team really looks like they are regressing, rather than improving, as they gain experience. Wish that wasn't how I feel, but that's my honest opinion.
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Dec 23, 2021 9:35:56 GMT -5
Ken Pomeroy has HC going 4-14 in PL play--this is done by adding up the % chances for each of the 18 games, not by making a specific W-L call on each of the games. He has us favored to win in no games, but we are 40% to 47% in our homes games versus Laf, AU, Bucknell, Lehigh.
The first game for the Patriot League in-conference season is scheduled for New Year's Day against Navy.
One can debate whether the D3 wins really mean anything but the facts are that these were our only two OOC wins and the Crusaders were not able to win any games against D1 teams.
So, before the PL season commences, here's your chance to predict how many wins Brett's troops will get.
There are 18 regular season games scheduled along with up to 4 tournament games, so potentially 22 games might be played.
All of this is dependent on COVID and Omicron cooperating, of course.
Have at it!
He's Blossom's guy, but Kit owns the budget now. I wonder how closely this decision effects the operating budget for the dept. or is a coaching change mid contract totally off budget from another pile of money at Holy Cross and doesn't effect any other aspect of Athletics by a penny?
Those details are murky but interesting. You generally don't read about corresponding budget cuts elsewhere when a coach gets whacked at other schools.