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We’re told that Louisiana doesn’t put out enough basketball talent and that LSU’s fan apathy has...

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We’re told that Louisiana doesn’t put out enough basketball talent and that LSU’s fan apathy has killed the program. We’re told that the Pete Maravich Assembly Center isn’t up to speed with some of the nicer arenas in the SEC (which isn’t true anymore since it’s been renovated; it’s not a particularly big arena but it seats more than the O’Connell Center at Florida does, and nobody’s complaining about Florida’s basketball facilities). And we’re told that the politics of the program make it impossible to win. That last bit is the real issue, and it has to do with the aforementioned Collis Temple. Johnson and Temple never got along, because supposedly Johnson wouldn’t let Temple have the kind of influence over the program that he had when Brady was the coach. And supposedly that’s the reason why Johnson is touting Jones for the job – he and Jones are friends, but Johnson is saying only Jones can deal with the program’s circumstances because only Jones can handle Temple. Which is completely ridiculous. It’s a perfect example of a problem a bad coach will have but a good coach wouldn’t even regard it as a speed bump.

LSU’s Good Ole Boy Politics Returning With A Vengeance In Basketball Coach Search - The Hayride I'm not a frequent reader of The Hayride, but a friend sent me this link and I've got to say, it's pretty spot on describing the reluctance some of us have with settling Johnny Jones.
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