2. "It's a sad day in Richmond. " In response to Reply # 1
One we knew would inevitably come, but at the same time hoped never would. I guess I was hoping that he wasn't quite satisfied with where the program had gotten, though it made huge strides during his tenure. I hope whoever we get to replace him can generate the same energy and excitement that Shaka was able to. New coach will be inheriting a talented young team.
5. "i'm trying to not be mad, i'm more sad. " In response to Reply # 3
like i said, it feels like we lost a homie.
i'm happy for the man and grateful for what he's done at VCU. he took this program to a new level. we gotta get someone in who can continue that trajectory. i feel a little lost this morning as so much of our identity as a program and fan base was wrapped up in Shaka and the Havoc system.
i mean, does Havoc no longer live here? is it still Havoc you fear? what we gonna chant now at the Siegel Center?
so many questions.
and i think there's lots of reasons why this was the job for him. one being that as basketball coach at Texas there's a little less pressure than at a school that only has basketball to focus on, or focus more on, like UCLA and NC State. doubling his salary is certainly enticing. and Austin is probably a kickass town to live in. the facilities and recruiting base in Texas are great. so, lots of reasons.
it's a sad day in Ramnation. but we gotta continue to support with as much excitement and enthusiasm as we always have, or at least as we have these past 5-6 years.