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Has Anyone Here Read

The Article by Josh Stirn is rather enlightening:

"Allen's announcement has had a different tone. He wasn’t viewed as an enigma like Faust or a raw talent like Peters, and although Cleare was well liked, he never showed anything resembling the flashes of potential that Allen had shown.

Allen was not only going to be a starter next year, but perhaps the biggest offensive weapon on the team. I think the perception that Allen had no reason to transfer is what's bothered observers most. Why would he go?

But perception can be misleading. During the season, I was told that Mark Turgeon had a meeting with one of his players and his family, with the message that the player had to get his act together. My first guess was wrong. So was my second. I was surprised to find out that it was Allen."

Well this certainly casts a slightly different light on the situation doesn't it? It appears that one of the problems may have been a lack of senior leadership left over from the Gary Williams era as Josh Stirn points out. In fact, when Mark Turgeon took over there were two seniors, Mosley and the transfer Weijs. The following season the seniors were Aronhalt, a transfer, and Padgett. Last year the senior leaders were no one, except for a walk on. That's what Gary Williams left Mark Turgeon with. Perhaps this explains why the mentality of our team was so poor.

I too thought it was strange that some of the players on our team did not seem sad in the least when they were losing. You could see Allen and Faust with smiles on their faces. That's not a winning attitude and although Seth Allen and Faust did have some talent I for one am glad that they're gone. It's always for the good when knuckleheads and malcontents are no longer on the team.

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