The Highest Paid State Employee Employee In Massachusetts Just Lost By 30 Points To Duquense – The Worst Team In The Atlantic 10
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The other day we published this blog about UMass men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg – the highest paid state employee in Massachusetts. At the time UMass was second to last in the 14 team Atlantic 10 conference – the 9th year in a row in which this once proud program finished outside the top 4. But tonight was a chance for redemption. They were playing at Duquense – the WORST team in the conference, and the only one with less conference wins than them. A team that sat at 2-10 in the conference, and had lost EIGHT GAMES IN A ROW!! It was just what a struggling program needed after beating another crap happy team this past weekend – St. Joe’s. Then this happened:
And it wasn’t nearly as close as it sounded:
UM went on a 16-4 run to end the game and still lost by 30. Yeah, seriously.
— UMassHoops.com (@UMassHoops_com) February 16, 2017
Duquesne announcer: "I actually feel bad for UMass right now. I was rooting for that one to go in."
Minutemen down 38 now. To Duquesne.
— Steve Hewitt (@steve_hewitt) February 16, 2017
— umassfan (@umassfan_com) February 16, 2017
Insane. It’s absolutely insane that you can be this bad at your job for such a long period of time (9 years and counting) and seemingly be in no danger of losing it. Once again, he makes over $1 million a year and his team completely quit on him tonight. Teams don’t do that to coaches they respect.
It’s noteworthy that Kellogg has more assistant coaches than any team I’ve ever seen. What they do is beyond me. But they all get paid by your tax dollars. More often than not there are more guys with suits on the bench than there are guys in uniforms. This picture right here is a microcosm of this 2016-17 UMass basketball season:
A 5’10” freshman “point guard” who jacks up 3’s, shoots 32% from the field, leads the team in minutes played, and has never once had his coach attempt to have him switch up his style. He’s playing in front of a near-empty arena. Every one of those empty seats is at least $20, and they’d all be filled if they had a real coach who could put a quality product on the floor. Oh yea, and there’s so many suits on the bench that they ran out of places to sit.
This is the state of UMass basketball.
But make no doubt about it – if you put something worth watching on the floor, the seats will be filled. This was a video we filmed from a sold out VCU game at this same exact time three years ago:
Of course the only reason we won any games during that time was because of Chaz Williams:
He was the real coach.
Because of him we used to beat teams like Providence and drunken UMass fans would literally milk sad Friar fans:
But without Chaz Williams Kellogg’s record is 82-98 (.456) overall and 37-58 (.389) in the A10. Check out this site for more reasons why Kellogg has no business coaching this team.
Speaking of five million coaches, here’s a video of one of these overpaid, do-nothing coaches, trying to fight Turtleboy and having to be held back by former All-American Lou Roe, because he overheard us saying, “why are there so many coaches on this team if we’re losing?”
At this point I blame Athletic Director Rob Bamford. A real Athletic Director running a real school’s athletic program wouldn’t tolerate this. They just lost by 30 to the worst team in the conference. Here’s the current A-10 standings:
Two of our three A-10 wins are against St. Joseph’s, who is hot garbage. We’ve lost to the three other teams with less than five conference wins, all of whom suck beyond your wildest dreams – St. Louis, Duquense, and Fordham. They’ve lost to the mediocre teams (La Salle, St. Bonaventure, George Mason), and they’ve lost to the good teams (VCU, URI). God knows what Richmond, Davidson, and George Washington will do to them at this point.
If you don’t fire someone after being this bad at your job, then it means you’re not good at your job. Because we have the 25th ranked freshman recruiting class in the country, and they’re all going to transfer now that they realize they were duped by a bozo into coming to Amherst. It doesn’t matter who you are. Pick a high school coach. Any one will do. I’d take Ed Capstick at Doherty, or Pat Williams at Worcester South, or Bob Foley at St. John’s, over Kellogg a million times out of a million.
But UMass AD Rob Bamford’s primary concern at this point appears to be that we get his first name right:
— Ryan Bamford (@UMassADBamford) February 13, 2017
Newsflash Rob – your name is Rob until you fire Derek Kellogg. And buy some quaker oat meal.
Turtleboy was invited on Zolak and Bertrand tomorrow to talk about this. Beetle is currently one of the few UMass fans that thinks we should keep Kellogg. We’re gonna be calling in around noon to see if we can change his mind. We will post about it on social media to let you all know when to tune in.
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