Coach Kellie Harper I am behind you 100%

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I never understand these "I'm 100% behind the coach" posts. I mean, 100%? Until when? There's no breaking point?

I'm not making any pronouncements on Harper, but my 100% support is for Tennessee. The coach is immaterial to me. I support keeping the coaches which bring Tennessee success and support not keeping the ones who don't bring the (Lady) Vols success. 2-4 is not good. I hope it improves. If it does, great. If it doesn't, then we should head in a direction which ensures we do improve upon where we it now.
So this means that you will be singing the praises of the coaching staff and players when the turnround occurs (along with those who indicate that they agree with you)?

Cool. Looking forward to it.
 
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No pure shooters, terrible fundamentals and weak post play. We looked bewildered out there much of the time. Whoever is coach has to fix it. This team has major issues.
 
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We all are for Tennessee. Just some her get viewed negatively for pointing out the arriving view in advance (last year) that others have now gotten too. Honesty get confused with “negativity” or trendy “nega”
Are you including all posters here among the "we?" Because there is a significant number, many who only appear when a game isn't going well and who constantly insult, needle, and gloat over the slightest misfortune. And who never seem to have a kind word when things are going well.
 
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Are you including all posters here among the "we?" Because there is a significant number, many who only appear when a game isn't going well and who constantly insult, needle, and gloat over the slightest misfortune. And who never seem to have a kind wird when things are going well.
We is anyone who follows and supports Tennessee. Not everyone feels the need to check in daily. Losing brings people’s frustrations out.
 
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creeps, and, critics
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monitored as well for ;
trends,
personal attacks,
what the fans/public is saying in regards to situations
prospects
early info. . . . . .

You really don't get it do you?

We are one of the highest referenced social media sports teams in the country. #2

If we are indeed that omnipresent in social media, how foolish of us to not monitor it and even use it as an influence?

BC if we as an organization don't monitor it, use it, respect it....Someone else will do it for us, adversely
bench rotation and game management ideas?
 
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No pure shooters, terrible fundamentals and weak post play. We looked bewildered out there much of the time. Whoever is coach has to fix it. This team has major issues.
Jackson is every bit a pure shooter. Darby is also but she cannot create her own shot like Jackson can. Jackson needs to be taking the most shots per game, she would be the No.1 option offensively for nearly all P5 programs outside of Iowa, Uconn (some games also for huskies), Iowa State, Stanford (again some games she would be the leader) and a few schools like SC that are built around an AA post player. When you have a pure shooter like her you build the game plan to get them their shots.

I only ever played BB at the HS level, but even there every team was designed for their best offensive player/shooter to get the most shots, it’s that fundamental. BB is a unique sport, 5 v 5 on a small court. If one of the 5 on any team is the purest shooter and scorer, the coaches know to design their offense to benefit from this. Geno has been doing it for years at the college level, and with great success obviously. Sometimes the basics like that can be overlooked when playing at higher levels.
 
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We is anyone who follows and supports Tennessee. Not everyone feels the need to check in daily. Losing brings people’s frustrations out.
If you consider that we've been losing regularly for 15 years--haven't been a national contender for 15 years--then, yea, there's a helluva lot of frustration, and there should be.
 
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If you consider that we've been losing regularly for 15 years--haven't been a national contender for 15 years--then, yea, there's a helluva lot of frustration, and there should be.
And I'm not saying there isn't,,,there are a ton of threads just for that emotion....I just thought there should be at least one thread where the Lady Vols can read encouragement instead of insult

Please honor this request
 
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Jackson is every bit a pure shooter. Darby is also but she cannot create her own shot like Jackson can. Jackson needs to be taking the most shots per game, she would be the No.1 option offensively for nearly all P5 programs outside of Iowa, Uconn (some games also for huskies), Iowa State, Stanford (again some games she would be the leader) and a few schools like SC that are built around an AA post player. When you have a pure shooter like her you build the game plan to get them their shots.
I'm not sure if Jackson is a pure shooter or more of the scorer type. Last year, in 15 games at Mississippi St, she shot 41% in fg and 24% from 3. Two years ago those #'s were 42% and 29.5%.
Her freshman year, she shot much better, 48% and 42% respectively.
This year, for the LV's, Rickea is shooting it well at 51% and 43%, from 2pt and 3pt range.
Though she has only taken 7 three point shots in 6 games. Maybe she needs to take more of them.
 
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Overall no one person on this board can control what others feel or how they deliver information unfortunately , so telling others to leave or pick a new team is kind of a waste of time and breath.
I'm not trying to control this board,,,but I am asking people to be considerate of what this thread's aim is
 
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Overall I think the board is mostly positive. You figure out the 8 to 10 negatives really fast. Not saying they don't have a right to be negative if that is their sincere desire, but the ones talking about firing are so far off line they don't even realize it. They might have a case in about three years depending on how things go, but they are on level zero right now. Even being conservative I counted that we should get about 16 wins in the next 20 games of the season and it could be a lot more really hard to see it being less unless we just give up and don't play.
That puts us at 18-8 mid conference. I’d take that!
 
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Kellie, her staff, and the all the players deserve a fair shake. To attack the players looks, makeup, hair, culture, speech, etc is not fair. To call for a firing after a few games into the season isn't fair. To attack Kellie for the way she was hired or for who hired her or what her record was at other schools is not fair. All of that is irrelevant now that she is our coach. Constructive criticism of the team's play or an individual's play is fair. Destructive criticism or personal attacks are not fair. We owe them a fair shake, as we do all of our Volunteer teams.
 
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I'm not sure if Jackson is a pure shooter or more of the scorer type. Last year, in 15 games at Mississippi St, she shot 41% in fg and 24% from 3. Two years ago those #'s were 42% and 29.5%.
Her freshman year, she shot much better, 48% and 42% respectively.
This year, for the LV's, Rickea is shooting it well at 51% and 43%, from 2pt and 3pt range.
Though she has only taken 7 three point shots in 6 games. Maybe she needs to take more of them.
Watch her shoot, she is a pure shooter. But if that does not convince you, she surely is the best shooter on the LV team, and as I said, your best shooter needs a game plan to get them the most shots. Fundamental at every level.
 
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Watch her shoot, she is a pure shooter. But if that does not convince you, she surely is the best shooter on the LV team, and as I said, your best shooter needs a game plan to get them the most shots. Fundamental at every level.
Jackson is an efficient midrange and inside scorer. Horston is a relatively inefficient scorer but a great rebounder and jack of all trades. I'd like to see Jackson as the featured scorer, Horston as the featured rebounder/Swiss Army Knife do everything type, with a three point shooter on the floor at all times with an effective post prescence and with Powell at the point. I think that's our best identity.
 
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Jackson is an efficient midrange and inside scorer. Horston is a relatively inefficient scorer but a great rebounder and jack of all trades. I'd like to see Jackson as the featured scorer, Horston as the featured rebounder/Swiss Army Knife do everything type, with a three point shooter on the floor at all times with an effective post prescence and with Powell at the point. I think that's our best identity.
She looks good from three this year also, like her freshman year. The thing with her is that she is one of those unicorn types that has all the tools, she can create her own shot at will, which is a very hard thing to do. We don’t have one like her at SC.

Horston can also create her own shot anytime, but her efficiency is not the same as Jackson’s. I like what the poster Al said where he proposed setting up the offense to get Jackson the most shots but also allowing Jordy to do the Swiss Army knife thing without taking over the offense herself.

@youcancallmeAl also mentioned above always having another 3 point shooter on the floor to compliment Jackson and Horston, and I believe that is why Coach Harper is playing Darby so many minutes. Darby has been solid shooting threes this year, she has a nice stroke when the shot is set up for her.
 
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She looks good from three this year also, like her freshman year. The thing with her is that she is one of those unicorn types that has all the tools, she can create her own shot at will, which is a very hard thing to do. Horston can also create her own shot anytime, but her efficiency is not the same as Jackson’s. I like what the poster above said where he/she proposed setting up the offense to get Jackson the most shots but also allowing Jordy to do the Swiss Army knife thing without taking over the offense herself.
There has to be an awareness from the other players that even though this trip down court is Jordy creating for herself, be ready for an assist. Same applies to ‘kea. Playing for an assist? Imagine that….
 
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There has to be an awareness from the other players that even though this trip down court is Jordy creating for herself, be ready for an assist. Same applies to ‘kea. Playing for an assist? Imagine that….
You have to give Jordan a ton of credit for all of the things she does, like rebounding (tops on team), assists and clutch shooting etc, she can out athlete 99% of NCAAW players, she is something. But she isn’t the pure shooter Jackson is, so I think those two find a rhythm soon where they compliment one another. Getting Key back on track along with the aforementioned chemistry between Kea and Jordy will get the LV team in a good place.
 

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