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Ugh, more USD trouble...?

Post by PilotNut on Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:43 pm

Link: USD Forum

It looks like guard Trumaine Johnson, who has been suspended all season so far, was apparently kicked off the team today.... wow.

If true, USD is down to 8 scholarship players. pale

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Re: Ugh, more USD trouble...?

Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:04 am

Wow.... Let's hope that situation turns better quickly, I remember a kid I went to HS with was QB for their football team, but was asked to play basketball after that mass exodus of players a few years back...

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Post by Stonehouse on Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:46 am

Hmmm... something is seriously wrong down there. There were rumors of fights between basketball players and football players... then there were all the suspensions earlier in the year. Now Grier kicks a player off the team.

Being away from the situation, it's hard to know whether it is deserved or not. But one thing is certain... San Diego, which looked so promising before the season, is not looking very good right now. With player turmoil, Brandon Johnson out, and Grier's inability to sign any recruits... yikes to correct myself, USD did sign three kids to LOIs this fall:

http://usdtoreros.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/111308aaa.html

Somehow I missed that release. I do know that their highest rated prospects had committed but then left when their former assistant (Walter Roese) went from USD to Nebraska.

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:58 pm

What a tough situation for them. I really had hopes for them representing the conference in the postseason again. Their posters say they are down to TWO guards. Can that be right? If it is...pale

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Re: Ugh, more USD trouble...?

Post by Rochin54 on Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:37 pm

I was hoping for us to represent the conference in the postseason.


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Re: Ugh, more USD trouble...?

Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:55 pm

If there is anything certain about this year headed toward WCC play, it's the uncertainty of the middle ranks of the conference (and lower ranks if you consider the mysterious shroud that is the Bayno sitch in LMU, not to mention the debacle that has been USF and Pepperdine over the last few years)... Not a bad year for the Pilots to make a statement if you asked me...

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Post by onetouchfutbol on Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:07 pm

The door is opening up a little bit... Although, I really think with how Gonzaga is playing right now, unfortunately everyone is playing for second place. Heyvelt has just been ridiculous this year. We have to be rolling on all cylinders and healthy when the season starts. If making a statement means finishing 3rd in the WCC, I think we're up for the task though as long as we're completely healthy... At best though, I do think we're talented enough to split a series against almost anyone, even Gonzaga. Against them, we honestly have to play a perfect game.

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Re: Ugh, more USD trouble...?

Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:41 pm

Honestly, 3rd would be a fine statement... And considering how bad it has been in recent years would be quite refreshing...

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Re: Ugh, more USD trouble...?

Post by Rob's Jacket on Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:40 am

Rochin54 wrote:I was hoping for us to represent the conference in the postseason.

I stopped hoping after 2004-05. Hope only opens you up to pain and suffering. Sad

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Post by DTLegend on Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:34 am

but thats what it means to be a true fan, otherwise you're a fare weather fan, and i hate nothing more than a fare weather fan.

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Re: Ugh, more USD trouble...?

Post by Stonehouse on Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:04 am

Fare weather?



Sorry... that was stupid. But it's a Friday and I used to be an editor... I can't help myself.

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:09 pm

Heh. I'm always correcting things in my head, too. What really drives me nuts for some reason is the use of apostrophe's in plural noun's. Mad

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Post by DaTruRochin on Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:44 pm

Stonehouse wrote:Fare weather?

Sorry... that was stupid. But it's a Friday and I used to be an editor... I can't help myself.

You probably got a lot of that funny business in the gardening book industry didn't you??

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Post by up7587 on Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:09 pm

Rob's Jacket wrote:
Rochin54 wrote:I was hoping for us to represent the conference in the postseason.

I stopped hoping after 2004-05. Hope only opens you up to pain and suffering. Sad

You stopped after 2004-05? Rookie! I'm old!

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USD 64 - Oregon 57

Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:06 pm

We can officially stop feeling sorry for USD for the rest of the year. That game was never contested.

Perhaps Bill Grier knows what he wants in a team.

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Post by onetouchfutbol on Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:34 pm


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Re: Ugh, more USD trouble...?

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:18 pm

Well, I guess USD is not in as much trouble as we thought. The Ducks were absolutely abysmal from the field. Really, if Tajuan Porter isn't getting it done, they are in trouble. The Pilots have a very good chance against the Ducks. Yes, I said it.

Glad the Ducks gave the nice people in Seattle something to be happy about tonight.

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Post by Rob's Jacket on Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:11 am

Come on guys. If I'd really stopped hoping after 2004-05, would I still be here now? Very Happy Seriously, I've sat through more than enough heartbreaking moments - and still come back - to not be called a fair weather fan.

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Post by onetouchfutbol on Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:42 am

PurplePrideTrumpet wrote:Well, I guess USD is not in as much trouble as we thought. The Ducks were absolutely abysmal from the field. Really, if Tajuan Porter isn't getting it done, they are in trouble. The Pilots have a very good chance against the Ducks. Yes, I said it.

Glad the Ducks gave the nice people in Seattle something to be happy about tonight.

I like our chances as long as we have Ethan back by then. A victory over Oregon with a few other timely wins along the way might be enough to get us into the voting for the mid-major Top 25... Also, mmmmmm...good will match up pretty well with T. Porter in my opinion... cheers

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