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    Fran will win some games at Iowa

    I like Fran's hire alot. He's interested in winning games. He doesn't purport himself to be a life coach. After all, he recruited Hubbard.

    Being a life coach excites way too many on this board. IMO, Norm Parker and KF are so loved because they are life coaches. That's also why so many were against the recruitment of Hubbard. That's why, IMO, the previous coach to Fran was hired.
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    Re: Fran will win some games at Iowa

    Huh??
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    Re: Fran will win some games at Iowa

    A life coach is a coach that teaches athletes how to succeed in life. Preferably, the philosophy taught by the life coach agrees with the fan base.
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    Re: Fran will win some games at Iowa

    Lickliter wasn't a life coach - he had awful relations w his players.
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    Re: Fran will win some games at Iowa

    What kind of relation does John Calipari of Kentucky have with his players?
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    Re: Fran will win some games at Iowa

    The thing I like about this thread is its bold prediction. Really, who could predict that the guy who brought us from our worst-ever season to the NIT in two years might win some games? This is some Nostradum-level stuff right here.
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    Re: Fran will win some games at Iowa

    It's just the beginning. My thought is: how long can Iowa hold on to Fran before other big name programs come calling?
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    Re: Fran will win some games at Iowa

    I wouldn't under sell Fran like that. Yeah, he's taking the program in a positive direction and is creating a thirst for winning. But that doesn't necessarily mean that Fran doesn't care how his players are maturing as men. I have no reason not to believe Fran is every bit the "life coach" Kirk is.
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    Re: Fran will win some games at Iowa

    Luckily Fran is not a spring chicken and his kids are getting to an age they want to be somewhere stable. Plus we will bump his salary when required.
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    Re: Fran will win some games at Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by HomerChampless View Post
    What kind of relation does John Calipari of Kentucky have with his players?
    One that's a helluva lot better than any relation Lickliter had with his players (outside of his son, of course).

    Fran does care about helping his players grow as people, too. He wants to win, no doubt. But life lessons are a little easier to teach when you're having some success. Don't fool yourself into thinking that Fran is unaware of the fact that there is life beyond basketball.
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    HawkeyeRyno's yearly assessment of Fran's recruiting:

    Really? Because judging by how many of Fran's top targets have committed elsewhere so far and Iowa has no commitments I'd say recruiting trail has been a struggle so far for Fran for the [insert current recruiting year] class.

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    Do you think Fran's life philosophy agrees with the fan base? It seems this is real important to many on this board.
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    Re: Fran will win some games at Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by HomerChampless View Post
    It's just the beginning. My thought is: how long can Iowa hold on to Fran before other big name programs come calling?
    If Fran were a younger man I would be worried but when he is done turning this program around he will spend the next decade in Iowa City with his family......rememebr his kids are young yet and with Fran's skills on the court maybe his kids got that ability to and Iowa can have a White Magic on their roster!!
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    Re: Fran will win some games at Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by HomerChampless View Post
    What kind of relation does John Calipari of Kentucky have with his players?
    Totally different situation. Calipari is more like their boss than their coach.
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    Re: Fran will win some games at Iowa

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    Do you think Fran's life philosophy agrees with the fan base? It seems this is real important to many on this board.
    What class are you doing a report for young man?
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    I like Fran. Where can I buy a bumper sticker like this?
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