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Frieguy

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Gregory needs to go!!! Not one player has improved under her helm. Record keeps getting worse. Confesses to being "pretty good" at her job and the only reason they are losing is that the players have no heart. Alienating the few fans they have, who are mostly parents, doesn't help either. A swift kick in the ass is not a bad thing but not having the ability to coach up players on any occasion is. Losing to the likes of Montana, UCF, TAMU CORPUS,.... is unacceptable. So either she can't recruit, can't coach or has no idea how to manage a game. In the end the burden is hers.
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In two years at the helm of the Texas Tech softball, Gregory has already made an impact on the identity of the Red Raider team. Under Gregory's tutelage, the Red Raiders have been at, or near, the top of the Big 12 in stolen bases with 148 since she took over the program.
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I remember her press conference when she was hired. She was coaching prior at Sam Houston State. I check in every so often to see how that team is doing.  Just a lot of up and down over there...They loss to UCF by only 13-4...They did beat Iowa!..haha....Gregory looks like a serviceable coach, but if your goal is the NCAA tournament....    
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Well I guess if your goal is to lead in stolen bases then she's your gal. Big 12 rankings last 2 years, 4th of 7 and 6th of 7 with things not looking any better this season.
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Looks like they play Wichita State in a couple hours at the Tulsa Invitational and then play California tomorrow...
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Walk and steal a base........Hit-by-pitch and steal a base...........Double steal and you got yourself a run..........

Making that impact.......Getting that identity!
Frieguy

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23-32, yeah really worked well.
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Yeah, but you won't get shut-out.........[biggrin]
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The outstanding leadership heading up this coaching staff is really starting to show and this team will surprise a lot of people in Big 12 play in the next few weeks. Roster is much deeper and gaining experience with each series, and talent level best it has been since she inherited the program. Would not be at all surprised by a sweep of Iowa State as they open conference play and at least one upset win over Baylor the following week.  The athletes are really starting to buy into the long term plan of the new staff as she has began to get her own recruits into her own system. Patience is a key to rebuilding down program and it does not happen overnight in most cases.


The level of sarcasm here upsets me.
Frieguy

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The level of coaching, mentoring, leadership and all around treatment of the players at Tech upsets me.
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As I expected they swept the Iowa State series. As I did not expect they were swept by Baylor. They did compete very well though. Hoping for a strong finish down the stretch. Definitely a program in the Big 12 should not lose to AC, so that is disappointing.


Iowa St sweep was expected as well as 1 from Baylor but that went south. Agreed, AC should be a "give me" on the schedule. They should finish .500 in the Big 12, that is practical and achievable. But as you can see from Baylor to AC, nothing changes throughout the year. The same strategy goes into every game regardless of opponent. Here are some of the issues IMO. Tech has a HC that was a great player with incredible work ethic, but tons of natural ability. She is unable to teach what she knows, just like many great players turned coach. This is frustrating to her and causes her to constantly flip her $h!t because she doesn't understand why her players can't do what she does/did. She also associates performance with passion and heart. Girls that play well have heart and care while girls that are struggling do not. To me that is an insane analogy and is confusing as hell to players. Then you have a pitching coach that was better in the box than she ever was in the circle. And in both cases fundamentals and repetition are the foundation for improvement, neither are the basis of their coaching methods. Yelling, belittling and "just fix it!" seems to be their method. The talent that shows up in Lubbock slowly diminishes due to poor instruction. Big 12 leader in hr's last year has like 5 this year? A transfer starts 50 games her first year there and leads the team in multiple categories only to be benched the next. Same story for numerous kids. Good players constantly declining is a sign of bad coaching not lack of heart. Watch next year and see if this year's freshmen, that are doing really well, continue to improve or take a dive.

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Belittling and degrading doesn't sound good at all and for student athletes sake let's hope that those things are not happening, so I hope you are inaccurate on those accusations. Time will reveal the reality of the situation. Oklahoma State was in worse shape than TT at time of coaching changes in both programs, so in theory in year two OSU should not beat Texas Tech in year 3, so that series will be a good test.
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Watched some of their final game with Baylor last weekend.  They did not look very competitive at all.  Very undisciplined at the plate. 
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Frustrating start to this Kansas series which is a team TT should be able to beat. Hard to understand what is going on. Maybe we get game 3 tomorrow.
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I agree 100%! And this is where my frustration sets in.
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Much needed win! 3 hr's and some early errors by KU. Should be hard to drop below ISU and 2 of 3 against Texas is reasonable but we will see.
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Advice to Texas Tech:  So many Texas softball players would love to play for you.  Go out and meet the coaches of the elite programs and watch their players.  You recruited Lexi Elkins to leave high school early.  Why are you waiting until the talent commits.  You can out recruit Texas, Houston, Baylor, etc,   Have confidence and go after the elite players.
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Advice to Texas Tech:  So many Texas softball players would love to play for you.  Go out and meet the coaches of the elite programs and watch their players.  You recruited Lexi Elkins to leave high school early.  Why are you waiting until the talent commits.  You can out recruit Texas, Houston, Baylor, etc,   Have confidence and go after the elite players.


You think they can out recruit Texas, Houston, Baylor and hell even Texas State. To Lubbock? Baylor is beautiful, and compete nationals almost every season. Texas is Texas. Houston and Texas State are at least fun places to live and are competive in their conference and make post season often. TT Is 5 hours from anywhere good, they are at the bottom of their conference and you don't even have a good football team to watch on visits. The previous HC recruited Lexie Elkins and even she knew to get out of there. I'm not sure this program will ever be higher then 4th in the conference.
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I spent 6 years talking to the coaches and parents of the top select teams in Texas and talked to the players and parents.  Texas and A&M coaching staffs don't play half the players they recruit.  Connie cuts scholarships and most of those players barely got into games.  A&M won't play you if you do not hit the long ball.  Baylor recruits very locally and wanted players to play on the same select team.  There are some very talented players who were recruited by other D1 programs outside of Texas and in programs such as Houston, SAM, Texas State, A&M Corpus.  The top programs in Houston, Dallas, and then the Bombers and Blaze have had players go to much less prestigious programs than Tech.  I am not naming names but some of these players are in the pro league and most of them played in the NCAA tourney; many were all state.  Tech's a solid school and anyone can spend 4 years there.  Parents and players were hoping for the old Tech coach to recruit them and one by one they were taken by others programs.
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Tech coaches, at least Gregory, is not very highly thought of by travel coaches from Texas and beyond. She is not approachable by players. She does not interact with parents and/or fans. The base of those that actually support the program are shut out. Not that they should have any input but they should feel welcomed. Stick around and see how many hugs and handshakes are dished out by the staff. Totally opposite of what you see at most successful programs. If you want the girls to buy into your coaching philosophy then get the parents on board. When little Sussie calls mom and dad to complain and they say "Coach Blah Blah knows what they are doing, just trust them". It makes their job so much easier.

  I actually think Lubbock is a pretty nice place. Yeah it is in the middle of nowhere but Tech has a nice campus. I'm not sure it can compete with Texas, Texas St or even Houston in terms of location but Lubbock is a much nicer city than Waco IMO. Had they hired a coach with the attitude of Gayjewski at O State then I think, softball speaking, they should be able to crack the 3-4 spot in the conference.

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You think they can out recruit Texas, Houston, Baylor and hell even Texas State. To Lubbock? Baylor is beautiful, and compete nationals almost every season. Texas is Texas. Houston and Texas State are at least fun places to live and are competive in their conference and make post season often. TT Is 5 hours from anywhere good, they are at the bottom of their conference and you don't even have a good football team to watch on visits. The previous HC recruited Lexie Elkins and even she knew to get out of there. I'm not sure this program will ever be higher then 4th in the conference.


If not now, when? Texas sucks and Baylor is Assault U (no fault of softball).
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I have a lot of respect for the new OSU staff.  They picked up a solid pitcher out of Dripping Springs.  Gave Texas a whooping this season.  There is no way OSU should out recruit Tech, but they are doing it.  The current Tech coach had a solid reputation as an assistant at SAM and as a player at A&M.  Some good assistants do not make good recruiters or head coaches.  The current team has 9 seniors so seems like they are staying around.  Some add an assistant who picks up the weaknesses they have.  They should be better than they are today.  
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There's some guy named Myers free now. I don't if he's related to the Oscar Meyer wiener clan. An extra bonus, news is slow to come out of Lubbock.
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Swept by Texas and surprise surprise the reason for losing is:

"I think we have to figure out how to compete," head coach Adrian Gregory said. "If you were going to talk to me from day one to now, it's you have to compete every single moment that you are out here. You have to compete, every single pitch. You have to be tenacious in your pursuit at being great. You've got to want it more, and you've got to want to win more than you're scared to lose. That's what our kids have to choose. That's the hardest part of coaching. Your young people have to choose something different and it's not easy. It's not an easy pursuit, but it's the right pursuit."




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Gregory looks like a serviceable coach.Its all about her.

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Gregory looks like a serviceable coach.Its all about her.
   Serviceable, throwing nine girls on the field and saying "play ball" would be considered serviceable. I'm not sure I would want my kid to go play for a coach that is considered serviceable. May be why she is not thought very highly of by Texas travel coaches.  

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May be why she is not thought very highly of by Texas travel coaches.



That could be a good thing...........


Just sayin'.............

Not taking up for the coach, though........Gotta see steady improvement every year........Doesn't seem to be happening...........
Techstar89

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Going to delete all previous post. Wanted to believe but just need to step back and watch.
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Apparently not many fans of TT on here. But is it unreasonable to believe a program in year 3 of the coach who took over a 500 plus team should not get swept by a team took over by a program that was in shambles 2 years prior. Ear marked this series as a benchmark series and am disappointed to see 3 losses. Just looks more and more like things are not going the desired directions.
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Oklahoma State's coach has talent. Texas Tech's... Well, you know.
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