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There are 4 comments on Coaching, a Life

  1. From all indications, Coach Jones seems like a very good man, and a good role model for the young men he coaches. I wish him great success at BU, and hope his outcomes are equal to his character as portrayed so far!

    It’s very interesting that this piece would run the same day as the Hockey task force piece…the timing is a bit too coincidental…

  2. Although I am happy to hear the wonderful things people have to say about Jones’ character, he was brought to this school for one reason… to continue the winning tradition that Patrick Chambers started. Unfortunately Jones has proven incapable of doing that. Despite returning all but one player from last year’s America East Championship team, Jones has been unable to produce results. We are in THIRD place in the weakest basketball conference, yet we returned four of five starters from a team that kept up with Kansas.
    Additionally, besides a sellout home opener (which is more a reflection of Chambers than Jones), Jones has been unable to spark any enthusiasm for his team from the student body or elsewhere. Even amongst us diehards, it is hard to continue to believe in BU Basketball when we lose to Quinnipiac, Vermont(two times), Stony Brook and New Hampshire.
    Despite Jones’ positive demeanor, he has not proven capable of being a successful coach at this level. I have no doubt he is an excellent role model and supporter for our student athletes, but there are higher expectations at this level. BU is a school that demands excellence.
    A final thought as we near March madness…. a person who trains at a five hour marathon pace for four months of training has no reason to expect to qualify for Boston on marathon day.

  3. whoever commented on jones’ status – and says he must go is clueless, and they should turn in their die hard fan status. You are talking about the team that loss the best player in the league that did not win regular season title the conference tournament championship by 2 pts on their own court with a controversial call. clueless! also the team has the same record as last year at this time with a harder non conference schedule. and for a side note with your winning tradition last regular season title was 2004 and before last years tournament title (by 2 pts)they hadnt wont that since 2002. you should feel gratefull. you are not spoiled from winning all the time, just from last years 2 pt victory over a team that returned everyone besides the best player in the league that graduated.

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