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In Defense of Turgeon

I know most people on this website do in fact like Coach Turgeon - so I admit that the Title of this fanpost was to grab some attention. 2012 was "supposedly" Turgeon's first recruiting class - and it is not clear how good they'll pan out. But, let's remember he started recruiting that June! June! By the time June rolls around this year, we'll have Romelo Trimble and hopefully Dwayne Morgan in the fold with Phil Booth, Dion Wiley, Abdul Malik Abu, Obi Enechioyia, Rashad Vaughn, and several others heavily considering Maryland. HE STARTED SO LATE in the recruiting that season. While he ended up doing a fine job, I will always wonder if he really wanted each one of those players, or if he felt desperate to put a solid team out there. Due to the large size of the class, the 2013 class had to be small - Damonte Dodd and Roddy Peters - two consensus top 100 recruits. Often times, we hear Turgeon's post game comments how he literally cannot run his team with the players he has. They simply do not listen or have some of the skills ANY team would need. I mean - we don't have one legitimate shooter. This is why I urge everybody to judge the 2014 class with Layman, Cleare, Mitchell, Wells, and Allen as upperclassmen. That will be a team that will be worthy of watching. Roy Williams's words made a lot of sense to me: it really takes time to turn around a program and Turgeon is trying to do it right, not quickly. We talk about the stagnant offense and strange substitutions - but we sometimes forget that the players themselves truly lack certain fundamental necessities at a D-1 level. Sometimes it is astonishing. I think there is so much to look forward to - and a prediction is that we are getting Booth, Trimble, Morgan, and Wiley. Throw those guards in with the girth underneath and Big 10 better start getting scared.

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