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    Time for a new Butler thread.

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    Doyle wrote a column that other coaches believe Brandon Miller has coached his last game at Butler. I think Brandon owes it to the program to at least tell them what is going on here.

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    Doyle wrote a column that other coaches believe Brandon Miller has coached his last game at Butler. I think Brandon owes it to the program to at least tell them what is going on here.
    Especially when they passed over other in house candidates who are now no longer part of the program to hire him.

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    Especially when they passed over other in house candidates who are now no longer part of the program to hire him.
    That's on Collier honestly. It's hard to get a straight answer on what's up with Miller, not that anyone but Collier and the players deserve one, but it isn't exactly a secret that he's got some personal stuff that made it a bad hire from the jump. I'll be honest, I'm not exactly upset that Stevens left and, for lack of a better way to phrase it, Butler's back to being Butler. Last thing Purdue needs is another good in state program.

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    Not getting LaVall Jordan hurts. However I think Holtmann is legit and can be the answer. Fun fact: Holtmann is the first Butler head coach with previous head coaching experience in program history.

    From what I've seen in the first two games: Great defense, ugly offense. Etherington has been solid off the bench, and Wideman has Big East center potential. The problem is that there are too many turnovers, no true point guards really, and no outside shooting outside of Dunham.

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    Don't know anything about Holtmann but any chance this ends up being an opportunity for Graves to come back to Butler?

    I expect this year to be an up & down affair in a tough conference but next year they could be very good with the trio of Jones & Dunham (both seniors) and the transfer Lewis at the point.

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    Kelan Martin balling today.

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    don't know much about Butler, how good are they supposed to be this season?

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    Right now they are 64 in Kenpom so they'll probably be an NIT team this year. Next year is looking like our rise back to prominence.

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    Heads up, they play Wednesday at noon on ESPN or ESPN2

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    Butler looking pretty damn good

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    Roosevelt Jones makes a big difference.

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    Kelan Martin was the most impressive Freshman on the floor today. Alex Barlow outplayed Marcus Paige. Butler had more offensive rebounds than UNC did defensive rebounds!

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    This is the best team in the state this year.
    "I had to take her down like Chris Brown."

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    This is the best team in the state this year.
    Maybe, it is still very early though. I am not ready to go there yet.

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    This is the best team in the state this year.
    I'd give the Pacers the slight edge at the moment

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    Loving this year's team. A bunch of reall tough, well-coached guys who can overcome adversity.

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    Loving this year's team. A bunch of reall tough, well-coached guys who can overcome adversity.
    Watching the game today reminded me of Butler under Brad Stevens. Hard nosed and gritty.

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    Watching the game today reminded me of Butler under Brad Stevens. Hard nosed and gritty.
    Holtmann has got these guys playing like the old Butler teams. I want him as the head coach going forward. It was a steal to get someone like him as an assistant. Him being 100% responsible for getting Tyler Lewis was worth the hire even if he never was the head coach. Thrilled about that guy.

    Kelan Martin is a hell of a player too. He's a confident shooter, plays nice D, is active on the boards, and he has a bunch of different ways to score. He also apparently has the Kobe or MJ-like work ethic as well. Big East Freshman of the Year contender with Whitehead and Blueitt I think.

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    I hope they can overachieve a little have a great year and win some in the Dance. Barlow is one of those kids that deserves to leave the program on a high note. Not unexpected but his defense on Marcus Paige was fantastic.

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    Not a great first half. Butler is actually lucky to be down only 12. Roosevelt Jones appears to be still trying to get into shape after his injury last season.

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    Butler beats Georgetown to take 3rd place in the Battle for Atlantis

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    I wish I'd had some idea what time these games were on...
    Nuntius was right. I was wrong. Frank Vogel has retained his job.

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    BTW... The Brandon Miller thing is just beyond bizarre. Overall it's bizarre and the amount of time it's been able to more or less fly under the radar without much public or media scrutiny is even more bizarre.
    Nuntius was right. I was wrong. Frank Vogel has retained his job.

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    Good to come out of Atlantis with 2 resume-building wins. Hoping to get through non-conference with no more than 1 more loss. I think it's possible, but IU, Tennessee, Belmont, and Northwestern should all be a challenge. We can go into conference play with more wins over RPI Top 50 teams than losses, and I will be totally okay with that.

    Pretty impressed with the two freshmen who play, and Davis is supposed to be a damn good forward as well. I'm worried about our depth at guard, but besides that I am pleased with this team. They play like Butler teams should play. Physical, aggressive, and smart down the stretch. Holtmann gets it.

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