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Old 01-31-2017, 11:34 AM   #121 (permalink)
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Re: 2016-17 UMass Minutemen

I discovered the best bit of information today about UMass that I've heard in a while. I believe UMass would only need to pay $550k or $600k to buyout the remainder of Kellogg's contract.

Bamford has to get it done.
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Old 01-31-2017, 12:56 PM   #122 (permalink)
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I discovered the best bit of information today about UMass that I've heard in a while. I believe UMass would only need to pay $550k or $600k to buyout the remainder of Kellogg's contract.

Bamford has to get it done.
Niles - you need to take your bi-polar medication - like NOW. Not long ago and I am talking about only about 6 weeks ago you were the captain of the DK excuse campaign.

These extreme swings are going to give you whiplash......
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^ I've had doubts ever since the 2014-15 season, but I always clung to excuses and shreds of evidence that supported the notion that Kellogg wasn't necessarily bad. Every since that time I've been more closely watching him and I've finally turned the corner after this current iteration of the team has failed to improve or show any semblance of fundamentals more than halfway through the season.
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I made a rare visit to Mike's site yesterday. There's actually a thread asking whether or not UMass should accept a CIT or CBI invitation. I had a good chuckle over that. Earth to DrJ, Earth to DrJ, come in. Over. I thought that guy used to be a decent poster, but I see he's also using that utterly juvenile term URine. And that idiot Brian still loves the sound of his voice. I couldn't tell if he has moved out of his Mom's basement yet. He's got to pushing 40 by now.

Do a global search and replace of Kellogg with Lappas on all the posts and you're transported back 12 years when you visit that site. If that made my hair less gray and took 10 lbs off my midsection I'd stick around. Too bad it doesn't work that way. I don't know what I'm going to do with myself after the Pats get TB12 that 5th ring on Sunday.
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OMFG..............

Can somebody, ANYBODY, explain to me how a 4 guard offense is the best option for DK to roll out there? Before anyone tries to explain it to me - don't bother BECAUSE YOU CAN'T!

You have a team the regularly gets pounded on the boards (which we did not last night ironically) and are one of the worst shooting teams in the entire country..... so what is the answer from our Coach? Go small with 4 guys that can't shoot on the floor instead of only 2 or 3!!!!!!!!!!!

F**KING BRILLIANT!

Adding insult to injury, Berger got more minutes than Baldwin and Gresham COMBINED......... WTF IS HE THINKING? Is he trying to lose his job? Is he trying to push Baldwin and Gresham out the door (which will likely push Jarreau out to).

HOLY F**K - I just re-read the box score and TURCOTTE (a walk on garbage time guy) got 1 minute to Baldwin's 3 total minutes!!!!!!

DK has to go now, today, before the hour is up.
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I will start today's session with another scenario and question:

I start 4 guards, my team as a whole is bad (to be kind) from outside, and I am playing one of the best 3 point defending teams in the country. Why is this the strategy I choose to employ?

So after starting these 4 guards, one of them gets the hook in about 2 minutes AND DOESN'T PLAY AGAIN until the final minute of the game. So I ask, why start that specific player to begin with?




I lost count of how many times I heard the commentators say Umass needs to move the ball more (meaning STOP FUCKING DRIBBLING so much) or how man times they kept saying UMass needs to run an offense - they can clearly see that Umass DOES NOT run an offense.


This team values the ball less than any team I have ever seen at this level. Turnovers can come from a variety of reasons - but Umass seems to specialize in two specific forms - Throwing the ball away and getting their shot blocked. The two things that they should have THE MOST control over.

Both of these are a direct result of NOT RUNNING A SET FUCKING OFFENSE! They dribble the ball all over the place and have no clue where anyone should be because they don't have to be anywhere specifically - it leads to being stuck in the air and getting blocked or guessing where a teammate is going and then being wrong and just throwing the ball to the other team more often than not.

DK cannot see this? the fans see it, the frigging commentators see it, my goddamn 8 year old sees it........ WTF?
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It's a new day in Amherst - as Umass embarks on a quest to extend a 1 GAME WINNING STREAK!

I am quivering with excitement over a Mid-February Battle-Royale`with Duquesne to stay out of LAST F-ING place!!!!!!!! Get your popcorn ready everyone - it's going to be an A-10 classic!
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I detect a symphony of sarcasm.
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Nice job Derek!

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I have no words for last night that will do whatever that was justice.......
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Even the UMass Marketing department is losing interest. They proudly put out a press release when "Coach" Derek Kellogg became the 3rd most winningest "coach" in UMass history. But he recently because THE most losingest "coach in UMass history. He sits at the pinnacle. Shares the title with no man. It's his, all his. And not a peep from anyone.

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I have a very bad feeling in my gut that Kellogg is not going anywhere after this season is over. I can't explain it and I cannot quantify it in any way, something just doesn't feel right about this?

Our Ad did pull the trigger on two major sport coaches last season (Women's hoop and Hockey) but those were small checks to cut. It is very unclear what DK's buyout is, but it will be considerably more than those two combined regardless.

It also seems that one or two of the programs biggest donors are still in support of DK - publicly at least. That does not bode well for an early separation either.

I don't know what DK's special sauce is but he convinced a good recruiting class to come here and that power of persuasion may work on the AD this off season.....

What I don't know is how much power this roster holds - meaning is the AD afraid of transfers (by keeping or cutting the coach loose). Personally I don't care about that. If we start from scratch or not Umass is going to be the defending 13th/14th place team next year so it can't get much worse either way.
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Think it all depends on UMass basketball boosters.

A UMass Football booster paid the nearly 1Mil buyout of Molnar and staff.
It was extra football revenue that paid for the Hockey and Women's BB coaches severances.

It's all up to UMass Basketball boosters.
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Our Ad did pull the trigger on two major sport coaches last season (Women's hoop and Hockey) but those were small checks to cut. It is very unclear what DK's buyout is, but it will be considerably more than those two combined regardless.
UMass paid $447k to buyout WBB and hockey coaches last year ($237 for the the WBB coach alone). Signs point to Kellogg's buyout being between $450k (base salary x2 years) and $700k (buyout for Kellogg if he leaves before 4/22/17).

If UMass is willing to pay $237 to be rid of the WBB coach, a program that brings in virtually no revenue, I sure as shit don't think $450k-$700k is going to be a huge hurdle to be rid of Kellogg, as long as the AD thinks Kellogg can't get the job done.

http://commonwealthmagazine.org/back...-laden-salary/
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UMass paid $447k to buyout WBB and hockey coaches last year ($237 for the the WBB coach alone). Signs point to Kellogg's buyout being between $450k (base salary x2 years) and $700k (buyout for Kellogg if he leaves before 4/22/17).

If UMass is willing to pay $237 to be rid of the WBB coach, a program that brings in virtually no revenue, I sure as shit don't think $450k-$700k is going to be a huge hurdle to be rid of Kellogg, as long as the AD thinks Kellogg can't get the job done.

http://commonwealthmagazine.org/back...-laden-salary/
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Take exception to this, it was UMass Football extra un-budgeted revenue* that paid for the buyout.

* New revenue from the CFP.

Like basketball, but sick of basketball fans see things through a basketball first lens. Basketball boosters need to pay for this and think the court club is in a good place, if it is their wish to replace DK.

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"Not one dollar comes from the university or taxpayer dollars," Bamford said.

That's important to note given the hefty price tag of buying out both Micheletto and Dawley at the same time.

According to Bamford, the total buyout figure owed the two coaches is $486,130, which breaks down into $259,715 for Micheletto and $226,415 for Dawley. Those dollar figures include base salary plus vacation accrual. The salaries, Bamford said, are fully encumbered for the 2016 fiscal year, meaning the buyouts won't affect the department's 2017 budget because the payments will be made before June 30 of this year.

So if the money isn't coming from the university itself, Massachusetts taxpayers or, like with the Charley Molnar buyout in 2013, external anonymous donors, who is footing the bill?

"These buyouts are coming from realized, unbudgeted revenues from NCAA, A-10 and MAC conference distributions that have allowed us to cover these expenses," Bamford said.

Essentially, that means UMass received more money in conference payouts than it was expecting
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http://www.masslive.com/umass/2016/0...rt_river_index

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