Transfers?

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Look how low the fan base of the Lady Vols has sunk. Wow!

Pat would be happy. You think you all are doing this for her, in her memory, in her sake, for the Lady Vols, unhappy people. smh. Few coaches win every game. smh!

wow. Lady Vols message board hell.
 
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Why transfer and sit? If they're healthy, they're going to play here.
Each player needs to ask herself what her goals are for college basketball. If it is only playing time, they could have gone to a mid-major to be the star of the team and play 40 minutes each game. Would that help prepare them for basketball after college?

Is the goal to develop so the player's basketball skills are not the same as a college senior as they were as a high school senior? If so, will Holly help them to grow and develop as players?

If college is just a stepping stone to a lucrative basketball career, will Holly help each player develop to be a star in the WNBA and overseas? How many members of the 2017 WNBA all-star game were coached by Holly? Parker was the only player to represent Tennessee and she was coached by Pat, not Holly. How many of Holly's players even start on a WNBA team?

Is a goal to be on the US Olympic team? How many players on the 2016 Olympic team were coached by Holly? How many of Holly's players do you think will be on Dawn's 2020 Olympic team?

Is a goal to play in the Final Four and win a national championship? Holly has yet to bring a team to the Final Four and Tennessee's last team to do so was in 2008, long before Holly took over.

So yes, the three freshmen are getting a lot of opportunity to play (and lose), but is that all they want? Do they have bigger ambitions than just playing as freshmen? Each one has to ask herself if Holly will help her achieve her long-term goals. If the answer is yes, then stay.

A player's decision on where to attend school is also about more than just basketball. As student athletes, their first priority should be on getting an education. Kids are also in school to grow from adolescents into adults and learn how to live independently from their parents. How many minutes each one plays isn't always the most important thing in the long term.
 
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Each player needs to ask herself what her goals are for college basketball. If it is only playing time, they could have gone to a mid-major to be the star of the team and play 40 minutes each game. Would that help prepare them for basketball after college?

Is the goal to develop so the player's basketball skills are not the same as a college senior as they were as a high school senior? If so, will Holly help them to grow and develop as players?

If college is just a stepping stone to a lucrative basketball career, will Holly help each player develop to be a star in the WNBA and overseas? How many members of the 2017 WNBA all-star game were coached by Holly? Parker was the only player to represent Tennessee and she was coached by Pat, not Holly. How many of Holly's players even start on a WNBA team?

Is a goal to be on the US Olympic team? How many players on the 2016 Olympic team were coached by Holly? How many of Holly's players do you think will be on Dawn's 2020 Olympic team?

Is a goal to play in the Final Four and win a national championship? Holly has yet to bring a team to the Final Four and Tennessee's last team to do so was in 2008, long before Holly took over.

So yes, the three freshmen are getting a lot of opportunity to play (and lose), but is that all they want? Do they have bigger ambitions than just playing as freshmen? Each one has to ask herself if Holly will help her achieve her long-term goals. If the answer is yes, then stay.

A player's decision on where to attend school is also about more than just basketball. As student athletes, their first priority should be on getting an education. Kids are also in school to grow from adolescents into adults and learn how to live independently from their parents. How many minutes each one plays isn't always the most important thing in the long term.
But the players knew all of this when they signed here and so did their parents. Holly has been HC six years and everybody has watched her teams play, seen the results and heard the criticism. It's not like Holly suddenly became a different coach or things unexpectedly took a radical turn for the worse at UT. If the FR think they made a bad decision, sure they could transfer, but the university, the LVs program and the coaching hasn't changed much during the past few years. What they saw is what they got.
 
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Each player needs to ask herself what her goals are for college basketball. If it is only playing time, they could have gone to a mid-major to be the star of the team and play 40 minutes each game. Would that help prepare them for basketball after college?

Is the goal to develop so the player's basketball skills are not the same as a college senior as they were as a high school senior? If so, will Holly help them to grow and develop as players?

If college is just a stepping stone to a lucrative basketball career, will Holly help each player develop to be a star in the WNBA and overseas? How many members of the 2017 WNBA all-star game were coached by Holly? Parker was the only player to represent Tennessee and she was coached by Pat, not Holly. How many of Holly's players even start on a WNBA team?

Is a goal to be on the US Olympic team? How many players on the 2016 Olympic team were coached by Holly? How many of Holly's players do you think will be on Dawn's 2020 Olympic team?

Is a goal to play in the Final Four and win a national championship? Holly has yet to bring a team to the Final Four and Tennessee's last team to do so was in 2008, long before Holly took over.

So yes, the three freshmen are getting a lot of opportunity to play (and lose), but is that all they want? Do they have bigger ambitions than just playing as freshmen? Each one has to ask herself if Holly will help her achieve her long-term goals. If the answer is yes, then stay.

A player's decision on where to attend school is also about more than just basketball. As student athletes, their first priority should be on getting an education. Kids are also in school to grow from adolescents into adults and learn how to live independently from their parents. How many minutes each one plays isn't always the most important thing in the long term.

Such sage advice from a Uconner!!!

These "who will transfer threads" start up whenever the team hits a bad stretch, as though players will cut and run at the slightest adversity. Players build relationships with their teammates and the coaching staff and other students, so transferring is not as simple as some make it out to be and it often goes beyond calculations about anticipated WNBA careers (which only apply to the very few anyone). From past years, Jamie, Mercedes, and Meme, and Kortney should have been long gone.

Having a son on a competitive college team that had a disappointing season, his response was where is a better team I can transfer to but rather, what do we need to do to make next year better.

I know, cue the "it won't get better as long as Holly is coaching crowd" {y'all are so predictable}. However, from an athletes perspective, they are often invested in their coaches, team, school, and teammates.

In terms if life lessons, there is something to be said for commitment and loyalty
 
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There may be one transfer of a player who is not getting any playing time.

If Holly were to be fired there will be at least three, plus losing one or two commits.

The next few years the Lady Vols would be in a for real Rebuilding Mode.
 
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To follow up, several of the FR said they came to UT to help the program to return to the top. That is no less possible than it was when they signed. They can work hard, improve their game and help the team get better. Whatever opportunity they saw when they were recruits is still in front of them. They can hold onto a 3 seed and make a postseason run this year-- then be leaders next year.
 
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Look how low the fan base of the Lady Vols has sunk. Wow!

Pat would be happy. You think you all are doing this for her, in her memory, in her sake, for the Lady Vols, unhappy people. smh. Few coaches win every game. smh!

wow. Lady Vols message board hell.
Copy/Paste skills are strong with this one. The fact is i don't know anyone who still watches the lady vols in the last 5 years. They are tuning out and Holly can't coach.
 
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If Holly were to be fired there will be at least three, plus losing one or two commits.
Complete speculation. While it's certainly possible, and maybe even likely, there would be some defections you have no idea who or how many (and I'm sure a big factor would be who the new coach is). There is also enough good young talent on the roster that it's unlikely the cupboard would be totally bare for the new coach. Imagine someone who could actually coach up this talent?

The next few years the Lady Vols would be in a for real Rebuilding Mode.
False. Rebuilding in basketball isn't like rebuilding in football where you need several great classes to get back on your feet. If you hit on just one or two great basketball recruits, you can get really good really quickly.....
 
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Speaking of transferring! Uconn just won by 40 points and Combs and Walker never played!!!!! That’s #1 and #13 for 2017 sitting and watching their team win in a blow out and can’t get on the court???? If I was Holly..... I would be calling them to come on over! 😈
 
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Speaking of transferring! Uconn just won by 40 points and Combs and Walker never played!!!!! That’s #1 and #13 for 2017 sitting and watching their team win in a blow out and can’t get on the court???? If I was Holly..... I would be calling them to come on over! 😈
I believe that would be a recruiting violation
 
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There may be one transfer of a player who is not getting any playing time.

If Holly were to be fired there will be at least three, plus losing one or two commits.

The next few years the Lady Vols would be in a for real Rebuilding Mode.
Seems like that has been all we have been doing since Holly took over the program. That hasn't been going very well for some reason.:cray::cray::cray::cray::cray:
 
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Speaking of transferring! Uconn just won by 40 points and Combs and Walker never played!!!!! That’s #1 and #13 for 2017 sitting and watching their team win in a blow out and can’t get on the court???? If I was Holly..... I would be calling them to come on over! 😈
If they are not injured, they probably did not perform in practice to Geno's standards. Both of these players have played some good minutes in prior games.
 

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