People can blame recruiting and Pitino and the players, the people who greatly influence the player (moms pops etc) But the reality is this. Its a combination of everything starting with the coaching staff and the Head Guy himself.
Pitino is a great hall of fame guy. Were trutly lucky to have him. But the fact still remains he is very stubborn. We were supposed to have a bad team last year. we didnt he coached his but off his players played their butt off. So we loose a none rebounding big man. And a tough minded defensive/offensive tough player in knowles. Other than that the same team with more talent added to it. Whats the problem?
Injury. Blackshear hasnt been healthy. Hasn't played That takes points off the bored, Marra's done SvT takes another able body away. now we knew from teh beggining of the year that Marra and Wayne were going to be out a while. "I knew this team was going to have a problem scoring without Preston" So if you knew this, it tells me two things. You never intended to play your 6'7 reincarnated francisco garcia and u wasited year so far cause he hasnt been playing. And that you care more about how you feel rather than whats best for the team. Had Angel been in the rotation after the Lemar game he one would have been more comfortable in our system by now. And Two would've added another scoring threat who can create off the dribble to get chris and kyle open. Much like cisco if your not familiar then you wont know what i'm talking about. But now since you didnt do that you got a bunch of guys running around off screens hoping that the defender playing that zone doesnt cover them so when Siva drives they can get an open shot. Which isnt going to happen now days since nobody respects Siva so let him drive in to the tree's.
Another things that is wrong is leadership. Preston said that it doesn't matter as long as we win. I could score two points a game as long as we win. The team often takes on the mentality of their coach and their Leaders. The tough D is no doubt the Pitino. But part of the offense frustration i think is on the leaders. Russ does "Russ Stuff" Now all of a sudden Siva is doig siva stuff and Rock is doing Rock stuff and ware is doing Ware stuff. Preston as a leader had a very unselfish attitude so the team had a very unselfish attitude. Right now people are harping on siva but really its all three of the captains. Siva looks confused kyle looks lathargic and chris looks like he's out of place result the whole team looks out of sorts and the offense is stagnent. Siva has fouled in frustration about alot of things. So Russ fouls in frustration, and Deing. Everything your leaders, or people you look to be leaders do becomes contagious so. We have to change tht culture soon before it gets ugly real ugly.
I'm still have faith in this team the schedule isnt as bad as people including Rick think it is. Pitt and Sryacuse twice and we luck up and got Uconn at home so everyone else is beatable but we need to make some changes.
Now if things dont change then were just simply going to have a long year and it might be one of those well next next year will be the year type years. but my predication we make a run during the conference that helps us get a low seed during the tourney How far we go from there depends on which bracket we end up in