Tennessee looking to add Lexie Barrier to the staff?

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It’s a bad hire imo because she doesn’t have any High D1 experience or SEC experience. I personally would have gone the route of a more experienced coach that has had been a head coach at the D1 level or have been at the power 5 level… or I would have gone with CP like ole miss and LSU recently did. Maybe I should have said wish we had a better hire instead of bad hire. Either way… I’m excited for our program regardless.if she is part of staff… then I’m excited for her and for her coming to Tennessee
 
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It’s a bad hire imo because she doesn’t have any High D1 experience or SEC experience. I personally would have gone the route of a more experienced coach that has had been a head coach at the D1 level or have been at the power 5 level… or I would have gone with CP like ole miss and LSU recently did. Maybe I should have said wish we had a better hire instead of bad hire. Either way… I’m excited for our program regardless.if she is part of staff… then I’m excited for her and for her coming to Tennessee
It's a good thing you're not in charge of hiring
 
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Not sure how many GAs and unpaids you can carry.
 
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NCAA approved d1 men's and women's basketball teams increasing assistant coaches by two when they approved softball, baseball and ice hockey increasing by one. So women's and men's basketball can have five assistant coaches.

I think it's extremely important and should be noted that the two additional coaches can not recruit off campus. So, coaches four and five are younger with less experience but have been hired for a very specific coaching responsiblity. It would appear that our newest assistant will lead teaching, evaluating and critiquing rebounding. Coach Caldwell has made it clear that rebounding and defense wins ballgames.

Coach has also made it abundantly clear that she believes basketball is basketball regardless of the level. She has said over and over that the SEC is no different than Marshall or d1 basketball, except the players are taller. Since her father and mentor was 6' 10" i'm betting on Coach. She and the Two D1 power (5) coaches will recruit to her system.

 
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We know from the presser that CKC puts a high value on rebounding...

"Assistant Coach Lexie Barrier will enter her second season at JMU in 2023-24 after helping guide the Dukes to its first-ever Sun Belt Tournament Championship title. [...] The squad finished first in Division I in defensive rebounds per game (32.3), second in rebounds per game (47.49), fifth in rebound margin (+11.3)."

We figured she would surround herself with whatever experiences she has not had yet...

"Prior to her time at Marshall, Barrier served as a graduate manager for NC State during the 2020-21 season. The Wolfpack ranked seventh nationally in the final USA Today Coaches Poll to end the year in the top 10 for the third-straight season. That came on the heels of a 22-3 record, back-to-back ACC titles and its third consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. NC State spent every week of the season in the top 10 of the Coaches Poll, which included three-straight weeks at No. 2."
I’m not dissing this hire at all but I would point out that the results of your team when you were the graduate assistant as proof of your abilities is a bit of a stretch.
 
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How in the hell can anyone say they are opposed to this hire of an assistant coach by KIM CALDWELL? How the hell can anyone pass judgement on her for God's sake. Caldwell knows of her from her time at MARSHALL and from her time at JAMES MADISON. I am sure she will be able to help KIM here at TENNESSEE. JESUS!!!!!! I don't understand such animosity. As a MARSHALL alum, it really pisses me off!!!
 
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How in the hell can anyone say they are opposed to this hire of an assistant coach by KIM CALDWELL? How the hell can anyone pass judgement on her for God's sake. Caldwell knows of her from her time at MARSHALL and from her time at JAMES MADISON. I am sure she will be able to help KIM here at TENNESSEE. JESUS!!!!!! I don't understand such animosity. As a MARSHALL alum, it really pisses me off!!!
Before you leave, I love your forum name.
 
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The more the merrier. Outside of the head coach being the obvious head honcho, and Lazo and Tubner working on recruiting along with Kim, we don't know yet (Do we?) which responsibilities each of the four coaches already hired will have. Anybody know what Burdette and Rizor are up to? It appears only Caldwell and Tubner are married, but there have been no mentions of spouses/partners for Lazo, Burdette or Rizor, so those three may be having to do all the many tasks associated with moving households on their own. Same with Barrier.

Anyway, back to the main point. Obviously Lazo and Tubner are major recruiters, but we don't know what Burdette and Rizor are doing, nor the plan for Barrier. I'm guessing at least one of them will end up being the players' sounding board when they need a coach to talk to about how much they hate how that mean ol' Kim is kicking their @sses in practice with all the conditioning. lol Way back in the day when past Lady Vols needed a kinder, gentler coach to vent about how crazy Pat was, they had sweet, understanding, encouraging Holly to lean on.

I wonder who, if any of them, will be the assistant coach the girls come crying to? 'Cause there will be crying. At least I hope so, 'cause that'll mean they're being pushed to their limits in order to grow! 😅
 
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I don't know what RIZOR will be doing, nor do I know what KIM will ask LEXIE to do. But I know exactly what BURDETTE will be doing. She will handle the constant substitutions and playing time during the games. Also, she is CALDWELL'S most trusted assistant. She and CALDWELL do not always agree and KIM needs her as her sounding board. Make no mistake, she is her RIGHT HAND MAN. Or should I say WOMAN. I was thrilled that KIM has brought her to TENNESSEE. She is extremely able and talented. You should all be grateful she accepted KIM'S request to join her here.
 
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The message in this latest Lady Vol basketball coaching announcement is once again it proves how desperate some people are to try to find a moment to critique any decision by Coach Caldwell or Tennessee Athletic Dept. due to the tremendous amount of success and the positive impact this hire has generated for the University despite people attempting to sabotage the decision from Day 1.

It is just not catching on and building any sort of credibility at all.

The portal success by Coach Caldwell and her new coaching staff led by two decorated SEC recruiters and assistant coaches put the naysayers perspective on shaky grounds from Day 1.

At the start, folks were saying she would struggle to put together a staff and that has been proven to be ridiculously wrong.


Every assistant has D1 experience and her staff is diverse (which people attempted on social media to put a negative perception on CKC from Day 1 before any announcement was even officially made) with not only successful coaches but a strong male presence as well as female assistants that were collegiate athletes.


I mean one of LSU assistant coaches before coming to the SEC was a DII assistant (not head coach) at Delta State.

These coaches hired by CKC know her system and are familiar with her coaching style/philosophy. Their role is to being an asset to the program which I believe each will be this season.

At this point, anything coming from the Ball Out Media is propaganda.

The sources in my honest opinion need to stop embarrassing themselves with this shameful resentment against Coach Caldwell and Danny White or they should seek some counseling because this is embarrassing.

None of what they are doing is even coming close to making Coach Caldwell or the LV basketball program look bad at this point. It is actually helping the program.

Now the young talented High School prospects are building relationships with the new coaching staff and announcing their offers online with genuine enthusiasm creating more buzz around the program.

You can bet Ball Out will sit their dormant when the HS recruits start to roll in for CKC just as they have for every single portal commitment that Tennessee has gotten this off-season after a recruiting blitz that sent shockwaves through the SEC less than a month in Knoxville.

Ruby choosing Tennessee over LSU after local sportswriters wrote article after article about her anticipating her signing to play in Baton Rouge. And before anyone attempts to say it.. no LSU has not added one player in the portal that was more productive/coveted on collegiate level than LV commit former McDD Ruby Whitehorn.

Samara Spencer former SEC FOY signing in Knoxville. Two athletic and talented P5 forwards signing after visiting the same week of finalizing the new staff.

GBO🍊.





 
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The message in this latest Lady Vol basketball coaching announcement is once again it proves how desperate some people are to try to find a moment to critique any decision by Coach Caldwell or Tennessee Athletic Dept. due to the tremendous amount of success and the positive impact this hire has generated for the University despite people attempting to sabotage the decision from Day 1.

It is just not catching on and building any sort of credibility at all.

The portal success by Coach Caldwell and her new coaching staff led by two decorated SEC recruiters and assistant coaches put the naysayers perspective on shaky grounds from Day 1.

At the start, folks were saying she would struggle to put together a staff and that has been proven to be ridiculously wrong.


Every assistant has D1 experience and her staff is diverse (which people attempted on social media to put a negative perception on CKC from Day 1 before any announcement was even officially made) with not only successful coaches but a strong male presence as well as female assistants that were collegiate athletes.


I mean one of LSU assistant coaches before coming to the SEC was a DII assistant (not head coach) at Delta State.

These coaches hired by CKC know her system and are familiar with her coaching style/philosophy. Their role is to being an asset to the program which I believe each will be this season.

At this point, anything coming from the Ball Out Media is propaganda.

The sources in my honest opinion need to stop embarrassing themselves with this shameful resentment against Coach Caldwell and Danny White or they should seek some counseling because this is embarrassing.

None of what they are doing is even coming close to making Coach Caldwell or the LV basketball program look bad at this point. It is actually helping the program.

Now the young talented High School prospects are building relationships with the new coaching staff and announcing their offers online with genuine enthusiasm creating more buzz around the program.

You can bet Ball Out will sit their dormant when the HS recruits start to roll in for CKC just as they have for every single portal commitment that Tennessee has gotten this off-season after a recruiting blitz that sent shockwaves through the SEC less than a month in Knoxville.

Ruby choosing Tennessee over LSU after local sportswriters wrote article after article about her anticipating her signing to play in Baton Rouge. And before anyone attempts to say it.. no LSU has not added one player in the portal that was more productive/coveted on collegiate level than LV commit former McDD Ruby Whitehorn.

Samara Spencer former SEC FOY signing in Knoxville. Two athletic and talented P5 forwards signing after visiting the same week of finalizing the new staff.

GBO🍊.






Setting up strawmen.
 
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How in the hell can anyone say they are opposed to this hire of an assistant coach by KIM CALDWELL? How the hell can anyone pass judgement on her for God's sake. Caldwell knows of her from her time at MARSHALL and from her time at JAMES MADISON. I am sure she will be able to help KIM here at TENNESSEE. JESUS!!!!!! I don't understand such animosity. As a MARSHALL alum, it really pisses me off!!!
As Marshall alum, you know what it is to go and watch low division one sports at your alma mater. As a Marshall alum, you know that Tennessee is a power five program, not a division 2 or small division 1 team. Marshall plays in a league that gets an automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament. You have to win the tournament to even qualify because of the strength of the league is that low.

Opposed or not to this hire, you have to have the connections with the elite players that are going to play in the power 5 leagues to be of substantial help to a team at Tennessee' level and when those players arrive you need to gain the respect of those players and Resume helps. Kim Caldwell may be able to coach her butt off and be one of the greatest strategic coaches in the SEC (we don't know yet) but if she can't get the players at this level it don't matter if she's the greatest coach to Grace the SEC.

To put that in perspective, they say Dawn Staley is one of the best around right now, but she didn't win when she entered the SEC. She didn't win until she started to get the players (mind you, she put great well known assistants around her to help her do this) and that still took about 6 to 7 years of recruiting for her to be able to compete. You can be pissed off, but you're from the outside looking into (because you remind this board your a Marshall alum consistently)a program that has been among the best of the best even in its down years, including the last 5.
 
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The message in this latest Lady Vol basketball coaching announcement is once again it proves how desperate some people are to try to find a moment to critique any decision by Coach Caldwell or Tennessee Athletic Dept. due to the tremendous amount of success and the positive impact this hire has generated for the University despite people attempting to sabotage the decision from Day 1.

It is just not catching on and building any sort of credibility at all.

The portal success by Coach Caldwell and her new coaching staff led by two decorated SEC recruiters and assistant coaches put the naysayers perspective on shaky grounds from Day 1.

At the start, folks were saying she would struggle to put together a staff and that has been proven to be ridiculously wrong.


Every assistant has D1 experience and her staff is diverse (which people attempted on social media to put a negative perception on CKC from Day 1 before any announcement was even officially made) with not only successful coaches but a strong male presence as well as female assistants that were collegiate athletes.


I mean one of LSU assistant coaches before coming to the SEC was a DII assistant (not head coach) at Delta State.

These coaches hired by CKC know her system and are familiar with her coaching style/philosophy. Their role is to being an asset to the program which I believe each will be this season.

At this point, anything coming from the Ball Out Media is propaganda.

The sources in my honest opinion need to stop embarrassing themselves with this shameful resentment against Coach Caldwell and Danny White or they should seek some counseling because this is embarrassing.

None of what they are doing is even coming close to making Coach Caldwell or the LV basketball program look bad at this point. It is actually helping the program.

Now the young talented High School prospects are building relationships with the new coaching staff and announcing their offers online with genuine enthusiasm creating more buzz around the program.

You can bet Ball Out will sit their dormant when the HS recruits start to roll in for CKC just as they have for every single portal commitment that Tennessee has gotten this off-season after a recruiting blitz that sent shockwaves through the SEC less than a month in Knoxville.

Ruby choosing Tennessee over LSU after local sportswriters wrote article after article about her anticipating her signing to play in Baton Rouge. And before anyone attempts to say it.. no LSU has not added one player in the portal that was more productive/coveted on collegiate level than LV commit former McDD Ruby Whitehorn.

Samara Spencer former SEC FOY signing in Knoxville. Two athletic and talented P5 forwards signing after visiting the same week of finalizing the new staff.

GBO🍊.






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