Post by Non Alum Dave on Jul 19, 2022 8:06:08 GMT -5
If RJJ was serious, he might want to consider spending more of his time concentrating on making Charleston Southern better. They haven't exactly been a juggernaut as of late. Maybe it is an inside joke - who knows with social media.
At any rate, I'm much more interested on how Austin is coming along. He's never going to look like Pat Whearty, but I am hoping he (or someone) can take an unexpected big jump up this season. They desperately need someone to do so.
I’m going with the toxicity comment not being what many think it is. If it is some public criticism of Nelson or Lewis or the team at large, we probably have bigger problems than we thought but I doubt if it is. We should probably move on. Nelson will either win this year or he won’t. Nothing anyone says here or on more hip social media between now and the end of the season will change the pace at which the school decides on the future of the head coaching position.
I’m in the dark here as I don’t have either the context of the statement nor access to this site.
Apparently it is being variously interpreted here as a shot at Austin Lewis and/or Coach Nelson. Since he’s gone, why would he post this unless he feels he wasn’t going to leave the team except for one or both of these people - or them and others.
I can’t imagine a player like Austin could conceivably be the reason for him to leave HC.
Can someone make a cogent case for this Crusader era not being the nadir of the program?
None of us know for sure, but it does certainly seem like it COULD be some kind of an inside joke. I'd suggest that those reading it as a public comment on BN or the overall state of the program are bringing their preconceived notions to the table and "assuming facts not in evidence".
As 92 says, all answers will present themselves soon enough. We'll get actual results on the court, and this era will either get on an upswing or the AD will make a change and we'll start a new era.
On the other hand - and this might just be a function of not being in the social media generation - I think it's pretty funny that Austin is posting that he loves Austin. From what I've observed, most posts expressing love, admiration, respect, etc have a photo of a person other than the poster. At least we know the young man has no self esteem issues
Don’t want to rush the basketball season as that will rush football season but will be good to see what we have on the court with all the new faces. Tough to be optimistic given where we’ve been but Gates should be first team all PL. Bo and Kenney could both take a big step forward. Dorsey has shown some things on both ends of the floor. Octave is a solid D1 player. If a couple of other guys step up, it might not be so bad. Really need someone to step up at PG.
Let’s be honest the group wants to win, and I am sure the staff and players want it even more.
Unfortunately for Nelson this was the wrong opportunity for him and at the wrong time for the program.
I am sure he is a good person with a wonderful family, and wants to be a great head coach. Unless this program enjoys a dramatic change this season his hiring was a bad choice by Blossom and a poor choice by Nelson to accept.
He inherited a bad situation, made worse by transfers and uncertainty, but it was a choice he accepted. Things have not improved in any meaningful way, and perhaps some of this can be attributed to Covid, the life given to the portal, but more importantly to his inability to win.
This truly is not a personal attack on his abilities or a dislike of the man, but a hunger by the community, alumni and fans to have a product we enjoy and are proud to say this is Holy Cross basketball.
You will find that in your life the days are long but the years sprint by. Please understand that before my final years I would welcome a return to some level of our past success. So while time might be on your side and most other posters, for a number of us we have a greater sense of urgency.
None of us is wrong, we just want a winning basketball program for our wonderful school.