I totally agree with JH Hopkins. I was at the MSU basketball camp in 96. I live in the same town that PG Marcus Bullard came from. I live 15 minutes from where Timmy Bowers came from. I am a huge State fan in all sports. I like Stansbury, but hes been there too long to have no real success. I mean he cant even get us to the tourney anymore. And when he does we lose to teams like Butler. Dont get me wrong, Butler is starting to be a good program. But when we played em they were not. Please get rid of Stansbury at the end of the season.
In a lengthy Q&A with Brandon Marcello of The Jackson Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin danced around a question about Rick Stansbury’s job security.
“We’ve had a good week but obviously we’ve had a lot of challenges, too. The important thing is that we’ve got to make sure those challenges aren’t there going forward. Rick and I talk a lot, just like all of our coaches. I’ll sit down with him at the end of the year. We’ll figure out the direction we need to go, what we’re doing and what the coach’s thoughts are with that. I want to hear what Rick has to say there. Rick’s had a lot of success here, you know? Heck, even in a down year we’re finishing second in our division.”
So will he be back?
“We evaluate everything at the end of the year. Rick’s done a lot of good things here. We’ve got to make sure the challenges we had this year are addressed.”
Stricklin won’t say it, but it sounds like you can expect Stansbury to return despite a tumultuous season and declining ticket sales. However, Stansbury figures to be on the hot seat entering 2011-12.
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