Yeah, you're probably right...where does that ever happen anyway.
However, my vote for Marty is for what he acheived...especialy with what he had coming in, versus the players that Lansing had coming back. There's no comparison. It makes me wonder, what would Simmons have done this year, if he had our fine crop of players to manage versus his no name crew?
Here's just some open questions.....how many games does any coach, actually coach a team to victory?
How many games are won by the players actually pulling the win out? For example, were the wins over Creighton and MSU this year due to coaching brilliance, or the player winning the game on his own?
So back to Simmons....how many games did he win this year, where he outcoached the other coach, who had better players top-to-bottom? Well we can name two of those games ISU vs. Eville, and Eville vs. ISU.
How many games did Lansing actually coach our team to victory? Name the games, and how did he do it?
I know that's kind of subjective, but the point can certainly be made that there's also objective evidence to coaching decisions. For ex: a coach subs a player, does the opposing coach counter-substitute correctly? etc. etc.
We know coaches can definitely cost games...look at whats happened in the NFL in Indianapolis. We should have 3 or 5 Super Bowl Trophys and what do we have to show, 1 and a Runnerup trophy. The only reason we don't have as many as five Super Bowl Championships in Indy is coaching, coaching, and coaching.
P.S. If we're really playing Eville in the first round of the MVC tournament, who is willing to bet a pitcher of beer at the Bally and a pizza, on the outcome of that game? If I have to take our team, I WANT POINTS!