Again, this is fucking stupid. The NBA isn't starting until at least January and more likely February or March. They are taking a month off for the Olympics. The season won't be over until August and draft in September.Well, there won’t be a season at all anyways. But if somehow there is, it won’t involve the seniors who will have moved on by then.
Best poster ever. Mine got lost in a move.
He gets mentioned from time to timeMarcelo Gomes. I can't even recall the last time I heard that name.
Back when I was an editor, I reached out to him about shooting some stuff for our magazine. He was shocked that I remembered him from his time as a Hawkeye.
He's not THAT bad. He's not great but he's not Gomes bad. Injuries were a big factor. That and he's a chucker.
Here is what sunk Dr. Tom Davis.....
- Age (or more accurately acting like a slightly unmotivated old man)
- Top level recruit Jeff Walker never playing
- Embarrassing misses in recruiting (LaFrentz)
- Embarrassing misses in recruiting (Ramos, Gomes, Helmers)
- Injuries and players flaking out (Settles and Kingsbury)
- Tragic Death (Chris Street)
he did always have a pretty high level (compared to what we've seen since) of first-line guys: ray thompson, earl, murray, settles, kingsbury, woolridge, davis, oliver, street. He developed some overachievers in jepsen (ravelling recruit), bowen, bartles, winters as a senior. he had some top 100 guys who didn't quite pan out as hoped -- moses and webb. some rated guys who were solid -- millard and koch.
but his successes were evened out by things like relying on head and jenkins to qualify, which left him with darryl moore starting at the 4 few years later, not being able to land a true center after the successes with jepsen and earl, a mid-90s string of solid bench guys but no studs, and big misses like gomes (who was offered by gene keady as well), alvin robinson, and john carter. and jeff walker. ugh.
The Dr. Tom nostalgia says more about the recruiting we've seen over the last fifteen years than it does about his classes. however, he was able to sign (but not always retain) a level of athleticism that we haven't seen often since.
I havent seen Iowa fan so quick to run a Freshman out of town since Marcelo Gomes showed up on campus.
Connor is going to be fine.
Thompson (fuck you, Hunter Rawlings)
Moses and yes, Webb, were top 100 that Dr. Tom got away from the Pac 10
Millard and Koch were low top 150, Barnes could play.
People focus on his disasters like Ramos, Gomes, Helmers, Robinson, Chime, Bullet, and Lusk, but Dr. Tom could land some talent -- a better recruiter, really, than Alfraud. Arguably better than Fran, as well.
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