I guess that there is not much point...
by TerryD (2017-05-26 15:22:34)
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...to me refreshing this page every couple of hours to see if Mik Aoki was fired yet?

This team lacks talent, but is better than its record. Poor coaching all around is a major problem.


Random question:

Why did it take until almost the last week of the season to play Eric Gilgenbach and Eric Feliz?

Those guys would have provided better protection for Matt Vierling in the #4 and #5 spot than the Punch and Judy guys there for most of the season.


How do people feel about Ohio U coach Rob Smith
by D8NDomer  (2017-05-30 09:43:51)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

From Indiana, coached at Purdue and Creighton where he won award as pitching coach, now has led OU to MAC championship.

Should be able to recruit the upper mid-west effectively. I note several lads from Ohio Catholic schools on his roster.


i like him a lot
by cujaysfan  (2017-06-06 23:43:48)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

top of my wish list if/when servais moves on


recruiting OU prob easier than to ND *
by Mrock90  (2017-05-30 13:42:17)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I've probably only watched about a dozen games, but two..
by laboog  (2017-05-27 10:57:38)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

things stood out to me:1)base running has been and is still a problem. 2)The most glaring weakness is lack of team speed. Much more impt in baseball than most realize, leads to poor bases running with players being thrown out more often, lack of speed in outfield is a killer, hitting instead of doubles you have singles. Go Iirsh!


Good point. Bad combo when coaches can't evaluate the
by Cbo86  (2017-05-27 20:52:09)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Players' strengths and weaknesses. We continue to blindly send runners and make steal attempts that are doomed. All signs point to bad coaching as the biggest offender.


TD, it's been awhile. So many questions that we all have.
by cbo86  (2017-05-26 15:31:22)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

About the only thing Aoki has done with which I agree is the game for ALS (Pete Fratus). In my opinion he is an awful game day manager, evaluator of talent, and builder of a baseball team. I have to believe he and his staff are let go. I keep thinking that there is absolutely no risk to ND to let him go and again it can't be cost prohibitive. It's an easy and necessary business decision whether the AD cares about the program or not.


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