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Old 12-22-2016, 09:28 AM   #1
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Default EOY 2016: Is Ray Tanner Getting the Job Done?

Reasonable thoughts and opinions, please. I know at this moment (after another Clemson loss) it's popular and easy to pile on. But I'm truly interested in what people's opinions are, especially when looking at the athletic department as a whole. If possible, take the long view on Ray.

A few things to consider, in no specific order:
  1. Direct hires made by Ray
  2. Financial health of the athletic department
  3. Facilities
  4. Is our vision clear and well thought out?
  5. Fundraising
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  7. How are we trending against our peers?
  8. Against our conference?

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Old 12-22-2016, 09:29 AM   #2
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:56 AM   #3
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Default Re: EOY 2016: Is Ray Tanner Getting the Job Done?

Up grades in facilities and coaching seem to point to a job well done. Gamecock athletics money stash is at a very very good level. I like what Coach Tanner has done so far.
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:41 AM   #4
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I think he is doing a good job and has the confidence of some of the larger boosters that I know.
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Old 12-22-2016, 01:13 PM   #5
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Doing fine. He cant help what athletic department policies may state for player infractions.
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Old 12-22-2016, 01:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: EOY 2016: Is Ray Tanner Getting the Job Done?

If people are basing the quality of an athletic director by losses to a single opponent the they are incredibly short sighted
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Old 12-22-2016, 01:24 PM   #7
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Name a program that has improved since he took over.
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Old 12-22-2016, 01:42 PM   #8
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Default Re: EOY 2016: Is Ray Tanner Getting the Job Done?

So, first off, I can't believe dropping a game to Clemson when we're down our best player would bring this up. However, to play...

Hyman may not have been popular for reasons that are beyond me, but he set forth a plan of action that Tanner seems to be still following that has resulted in massive upgrades in facilities.

Money seems fine for right now and tickets are still selling well despite us barely making a bowl game.

He's done an excellent job maintaining the non-revenue sports.

Unfortunately, an AD is the SEC seem to be judged on two hires--basketball and football. We set a single season record for wins in one last year and the other we've at least doubled the win totals.

If we're looking to point fingers, it's on Thornwell for making whatever dumb decision he made, Notice and McKie continuing their career of being mediocre, and Martin for seemingly being unable to motivate a team to play their rivals.
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:08 PM   #9
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It's a legitimate question. Football has nosedived, basketball is treading water at an NIT level and baseball has declined.
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Default Re: EOY 2016: Is Ray Tanner Getting the Job Done?

Basketball has always been treading water, football is coming off an all-time high in performance along with baseball. Not sure what your point it here.
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It's a legitimate question. Football has nosedived, basketball is treading water at an NIT level and baseball has declined.
Football was SOS ... Basketball has improved...And baseball went to the supers last year ....Baseball one back to back national championships not a ton of room to "improve" a dip shouldve been expected
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If you don't think the basketball program has drastically improved you are out of your mind.
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Football was SOS ... Basketball has improved...And baseball went to the supers last year ....Baseball one back to back national championships not a ton of room to "improve" a dip shouldve been expected


The AD that had no transition plan for a coach teetering on retirement is just as much to blame.

A dip but until last year we fell over the earth, missing out on the playoffs is inexcusable. We were very close to getting bumped from our regional last year. This is the year that will make or break it for Chad for me.
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Improved. I wouldn't say drastically. We still can't get past the NIT
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Reasonable thoughts and opinions, please. I know at this moment (after another Clemson loss) it's popular and easy to pile on. But I'm truly interested in what people's opinions are, especially when looking at the athletic department as a whole. If possible, take the long view on Ray.

A few things to consider, in no specific order:
  1. Direct hires made by Ray
  2. Financial health of the athletic department
  3. Facilities
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  5. Fundraising
  6. Integrity
  7. How are we trending against our peers?
  8. Against our conference?

Let's try not to turn this into a flame-fest. Thanks!
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See what you did Thornwell?? People are now going after Tanner's head. Next will be Frank's, Dawn's, and then Holbrook's.
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The AD that had no transition plan for a coach teetering on retirement is just as much to blame.

A dip but until last year we fell over the earth, missing out on the playoffs is inexcusable. We were very close to getting bumped from our regional last year. This is the year that will make or break it for Chad for me.
SOS lack of recruiting for years played a much larger role in the football problems

What would you have like Tanner to have done? Have a HCIW already? Just because the media and cockytalk says the hiring process was botched doesn't mean it's true.
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