yes there's a contract
yes there may always be a negotiation
yes Long Beach doesn't have infinite resources
NONE OF THAT MATTERs!
what matters is to DEMAND the situation change, don't worry about how it happens, don't worry about whether or not there are $$ resources, who cares, forget about rationalizing anything about this
just DEMAND what has to happen, and along with that
Fee and the LEACH deserve to be SHAMED for what they have created, THEY created it, not any posters, not any fans. THEY DID IT
so SHAME them until they FIX it! and FIXING means the coach needs to change, don't argue about it, there's no point to arguing about it, there isn't, winning this or that game is seriously NOT RELEVENT or predictive in any way, and hasn't be for over 3-4 years
if they DO NOT, then THEY are disrespecting the instituting, the fans, the boosters, the students,
is the LEACH better at getting better? lol, seriously? he hasn't since he walked in the door over 15 years ago
is the LEACH what his players need him to be? lol, seriously?
if they want to continue with bringing SHAME on themselves for 2 to 3 more years of enriching themsleves at the expense of Long Beach State, well, ok, that's their problem and their choice, not yours
END OF STORY
get a NEW coach, that's it, end of story, see WVB
2012: yes a catharis year, but basically a team with 2 future NBA players, and 3 other pros beat Pitt early, and then beat SB 3 times
lost to Montana
couldn't close the deal vs. SDSU, Creighton, and NMSU
unprepared and got SMOKED on Xmas day vs. Kansas State, something we just witnessed 2 successive days of
2013: after the first non-sensical contract giving a coach carte blanche to line his poockets
started 9-0 with a revamped line-up
and, then IMPLODED, starting with getting schooled on Bracket Buster SFA at home to a BETTER COACHED and PREPARED team
got SMOKED up at UOP, now that would ahve been ok, but
lost to Irvine in semis, then ...yes, got SMOKED at Baylor - then complained about 'knuckleheads' ...responding to 'knucklehead' coaching
2014; another rebuild, finished 3rd, and characterized by....another LOST opporunity, when Cal Poly knocked out SB, then Irvine, and our 'knuckelhead' coach couldn't capitalize and beat a North team that had gone into overtime the night before, and
2015: rode Caffey thru perhaps the greatest start to a season by a LB player in history, until Caffey broke down in mid-January as Big West coaches adjusted....and 'knucklehead' coach couldn't
2016: Yay!!! finished 4th, and couldn't close the deal in teh BWCT - yes beat Seton Hall, for the last significant win our knucklehead coach has had (FIVE friggn years ago people), but alas, couldn't beat Hawaii when it counted, and couldn't beat Washington, bringing the knucklehead's record in the most significant games (the BWCT finals, and post-season) to.....get this....drumroll...
1-3 in BWCT finals
0-4 in post season
yep, 1-7 in basically close to evenly matched games that mean the most, ONE-SEVEN
and Andy Fee KNEW all this data
then 2017, disintegration as the downward slide to oblivion was in FULL view.
2018, Booker, and not much else
now at this point, Fee would have had to be an IDIOT to not recognize how bad the state of things were, with all the data he needed
2019, Booker, and not much else
2020, 8th seed
2021, more of the same crap
and here we are, posters questioning other posters views, lol, like who cares, posters care more about LB than the LEACH ever has or ever will
the LEACH should be SHAMED, really, LB has made him rich, the LEACH has somehow parlayed his personal 'good guy' and 'connections' side to a couple silly POS contracts, so what if he's legally entitled
FEE misled posters, or at best, didn't communicate that there was NO buy-out, either way proving himself to be INEPT as the LEACH
the LEACH should be SHAMED, however people want to, if he doesn't have the dignity and RESPECT to show to this institution that SAVED his cared, made his family RICH, as he enriched himself and fed so mucy BS to boosters and fans, whether he believed his own BS or now, it doesn't matter.
yes support Beach, glad for the players, but it's just a friggn JOKE, that this continues, without FEE or the LEACH publicly acknowledge was a friggn colossal failure they have created, sheesh have some dignity dudes.
resign, and show some respect to the institution
LB could run the table for the rest of the season, and it WOULD NOT COME close to making up for 9 years of mediocre and BS info surrounding this program.
so, no, today or January, or ... is not some imaginary mirage of a turning point, the turning point is when this charade of poor decisions stops and unfortunately it has to start with the two decision makers FEE & the Leach showing some respect to the institution that is Long Beach State and doing what is RIGHT, change the coach