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Reply #25 on: February 18, 2017, 05:51:02 pm
Bobby Lutz was the best overall coach Charlotte ever had!  I think Mark Price can be good if he can recruit some good big players.  I am not sure if the current assistant coaches are up to the recruiting task.  Charlotte is going to continue to struggle unless they can recruit some 4 and 5 position players who can be starters.


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Reply #26 on: February 18, 2017, 06:21:37 pm
Lutz was able to move up to the big chair when we were a winning team and he was already on the staff so he knew the players and recruits.  We wanted someone that could keep it going and for a long time he did, but what we learned is that a head coach that does not sell the program is really an assistant coach.  There is a part of me that would love to see Lutz come back and take us to the NCAAs again--who doesn't love a good comeback story--but I would be just as happy with Price doing it.  I am afraid if Lutz were hired back his first two calls would be to Moxley and Kummer and I have no confidence in that staff.  That said, I wish Lutz nothing but the best.
You know, Rob Moxley recruited a lot of the players that helped Gottfried get to the Sweet-Sixteen twice.


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Reply #27 on: February 18, 2017, 07:03:29 pm
Lutz was able to move up to the big chair when we were a winning team and he was already on the staff so he knew the players and recruits.  We wanted someone that could keep it going and for a long time he did, but what we learned is that a head coach that does not sell the program is really an assistant coach.  There is a part of me that would love to see Lutz come back and take us to the NCAAs again--who doesn't love a good comeback story--but I would be just as happy with Price doing it.  I am afraid if Lutz were hired back his first two calls would be to Moxley and Kummer and I have no confidence in that staff.  That said, I wish Lutz nothing but the best.
You know, Rob Moxley recruited a lot of the players that helped Gottfried get to the Sweet-Sixteen twice.
Correct. There was also a drop off around here the one year Mox spent on the Maryland staff.


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Reply #28 on: February 18, 2017, 07:22:58 pm
clt says this is the state of our bball team. A game against our logistic rival in conference and we are chatting up a former coach.


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Reply #29 on: February 18, 2017, 07:38:06 pm
Lutz was able to move up to the big chair when we were a winning team and he was already on the staff so he knew the players and recruits.  We wanted someone that could keep it going and for a long time he did, but what we learned is that a head coach that does not sell the program is really an assistant coach.  There is a part of me that would love to see Lutz come back and take us to the NCAAs again--who doesn't love a good comeback story--but I would be just as happy with Price doing it.  I am afraid if Lutz were hired back his first two calls would be to Moxley and Kummer and I have no confidence in that staff.  That said, I wish Lutz nothing but the best.
You know, Rob Moxley recruited a lot of the players that helped Gottfried get to the Sweet-Sixteen twice.
Correct. There was also a drop off around here the one year Mox spent on the Maryland staff.

Nah, not totally correct.  First year of Gott was s16 with basically all Sidney Lowe recruits.  Besides, Mox is in some poor health, one reason why he and Lutz were not there this year. 

Lutz is a good guy.  Miss him.  But, old news.  He was good in CUSA, and not so much in A10.  Should have gotten booted, that doesn't mean our AD is good at picking a replacment. 
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Reply #30 on: February 19, 2017, 10:09:07 pm
I have never understood why people on this board act like we fired John wooden seven years ago. 

Lutz inherited a NCAA team (which should have beaten a #1 seed).  He got to recruit in a strong conference and sold recruits on playing nationally recognized schools.  In comparison, Coach Price inherited 4 players (not all of which are viable D1 players) in an atrocious conference. 

We currently have a bad team and will continue to be until a strong post player(s) is/are added.

 I understand how some will want to remember better times however lutz wasn't a great coach and should have been removed earlier.  Time and our recent years of ineptness make people forget the 8 pt first half we scored at home vs miss st, lutz's insistance of shooting 3s despite whether we had capable shooters or not, his switching defenses which almost always resulted in uncontested layups, losing to horrible teams every year we should have run out of the gym, his pornstache, his temper  tantrums, etc.  And people here think he could recruit in this conference and win now?  Not a chance. 

You want to talk about something other than Coach Price and our current team, post cheerleader pics not relive lutz


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Reply #31 on: February 19, 2017, 11:04:55 pm
I was glad Bobby took the high road in the interview. 

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Reply #32 on: February 20, 2017, 07:48:22 am
Thats a big "Hell Yeah" to the cheerleader pics !


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Reply #33 on: February 20, 2017, 04:34:48 pm
He definitely wants the NC State job describing the kind of coach they would need and then saying how he is that type of coach.

He did take the high road though you could tell in the interview it still really bothers him he was fired from Charlotte talking about the last season finishing with 19 wins and how much he loved the school. I loved his passion here and I am grateful for all he did here. If you go back and read some of his post-game comments during the 2005 year he knew things were going to be tough in the A-10 and how much we had benefited recruiting wise being in a CUSA with Cincinnati, Memphis, and Louisville. I still agree with our decision to move on from him (don't agree with hiring Major obviously) but can appreciate the good things he did here.


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Reply #34 on: February 20, 2017, 08:15:32 pm
I hope Bobby gets another shot as a head coach somewhere.
I heard he turned down the Appalachian State job.  No.  I can't explain why he would do so.  Maybe he was waiting on an offer from Alcorn State.


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Reply #35 on: February 20, 2017, 09:13:24 pm
I hope Bobby gets another shot as a head coach somewhere.
I heard he turned down the Appalachian State job.  No.  I can't explain why he would do so.  Maybe he was waiting on an offer from Alcorn State.

Based on his recent comments I'd believe he would be open to take most D-1 coaching jobs. Hard to believe he would turn down App. Plus App is about as close to home for Bobby as any school.


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Reply #36 on: February 20, 2017, 09:49:31 pm
I have never understood why people on this board act like we fired John wooden seven years ago. 

Lutz inherited a NCAA team (which should have beaten a #1 seed).  He got to recruit in a strong conference and sold recruits on playing nationally recognized schools.  In comparison, Coach Price inherited 4 players (not all of which are viable D1 players) in an atrocious conference. 

We currently have a bad team and will continue to be until a strong post player(s) is/are added.

 I understand how some will want to remember better times however lutz wasn't a great coach and should have been removed earlier.  Time and our recent years of ineptness make people forget the 8 pt first half we scored at home vs miss st, lutz's insistance of shooting 3s despite whether we had capable shooters or not, his switching defenses which almost always resulted in uncontested layups, losing to horrible teams every year we should have run out of the gym, his pornstache, his temper  tantrums, etc.  And people here think he could recruit in this conference and win now?  Not a chance. 

You want to talk about something other than Coach Price and our current team, post cheerleader pics not relive lutz
.   Congrats! That may be the dumbest post written on this board in months.


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Reply #37 on: February 20, 2017, 10:07:24 pm
I have never understood why people on this board act like we fired John wooden seven years ago. 

Lutz inherited a NCAA team (which should have beaten a #1 seed).  He got to recruit in a strong conference and sold recruits on playing nationally recognized schools.  In comparison, Coach Price inherited 4 players (not all of which are viable D1 players) in an atrocious conference. 

We currently have a bad team and will continue to be until a strong post player(s) is/are added.

 I understand how some will want to remember better times however lutz wasn't a great coach and should have been removed earlier.  Time and our recent years of ineptness make people forget the 8 pt first half we scored at home vs miss st, lutz's insistance of shooting 3s despite whether we had capable shooters or not, his switching defenses which almost always resulted in uncontested layups, losing to horrible teams every year we should have run out of the gym, his pornstache, his temper  tantrums, etc.  And people here think he could recruit in this conference and win now?  Not a chance. 

You want to talk about something other than Coach Price and our current team, post cheerleader pics not relive lutz
.   Congrats! That may be the dumbest post written on this board in months.
Which part?


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Reply #38 on: February 21, 2017, 06:40:30 am
I have never understood why people on this board act like we fired John wooden seven years ago. 

Lutz inherited a NCAA team (which should have beaten a #1 seed).  He got to recruit in a strong conference and sold recruits on playing nationally recognized schools.  In comparison, Coach Price inherited 4 players (not all of which are viable D1 players) in an atrocious conference. 

We currently have a bad team and will continue to be until a strong post player(s) is/are added.

 I understand how some will want to remember better times however lutz wasn't a great coach and should have been removed earlier.  Time and our recent years of ineptness make people forget the 8 pt first half we scored at home vs miss st, lutz's insistance of shooting 3s despite whether we had capable shooters or not, his switching defenses which almost always resulted in uncontested layups, losing to horrible teams every year we should have run out of the gym, his pornstache, his temper  tantrums, etc.  And people here think he could recruit in this conference and win now?  Not a chance. 

You want to talk about something other than Coach Price and our current team, post cheerleader pics not relive lutz


Agree with posts.  You left out the NC State 2nd half debacle in the tournament.  Price needs to find someone to coach and recruit power forwards and centers. 


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Reply #39 on: February 21, 2017, 07:00:41 am
The smartest move Price could make in the offseason is hire Curtis Withers as an assistant and big man coach and pray his
son commits to us !   Its a Bobby Hugging move, but if it works and its the only way to get a quality big man in here....
so be it !


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Reply #40 on: February 21, 2017, 08:14:24 am
The smartest move Price could make in the offseason is hire Curtis Withers as an assistant and big man coach and pray his
son commits to us !   Its a Bobby Hugging move, but if it works and its the only way to get a quality big man in here....
so be it !

it won't work.  One of our arch-rivals like FIU or UTSA will hire Curtis away from us and we will not match the offer. 
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Reply #41 on: February 21, 2017, 10:06:31 am
I have never understood why people on this board act like we fired John wooden seven years ago. 

Lutz inherited a NCAA team (which should have beaten a #1 seed).  He got to recruit in a strong conference and sold recruits on playing nationally recognized schools.  In comparison, Coach Price inherited 4 players (not all of which are viable D1 players) in an atrocious conference. 

We currently have a bad team and will continue to be until a strong post player(s) is/are added.

I understand how some will want to remember better times however lutz wasn't a great coach and should have been removed earlier.  Time and our recent years of ineptness make people forget the 8 pt first half we scored at home vs miss st, lutz's insistance of shooting 3s despite whether we had capable shooters or not, his switching defenses which almost always resulted in uncontested layups, losing to horrible teams every year we should have run out of the gym, his pornstache, his temper  tantrums, etc.  And people here think he could recruit in this conference and win now?  Not a chance. 

You want to talk about something other than Coach Price and our current team, post cheerleader pics not relive lutz
.   Congrats! That may be the dumbest post written on this board in months.
Which part?


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Reply #42 on: February 21, 2017, 10:16:37 am
I have respect for Lutz but we were treading water with him and going nowhere. Unfortunately with our 2 most recent coaches we went from treading water to drowning.

We currently have a bad team and will continue to be until a strong post player(s) is/are added.

This was my attitude prior to the most recent losing strength. The team is not playing with heart, we have no defense, we have no recruiting class. We are near the bottom of one of the worst conferences in America. Getting a strong post player would help. But it doesn't fix effort, defense, lack of depth, etc. We are just bad. There is so much on this team that needs to be fixed more than adding a post player.
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Reply #43 on: February 21, 2017, 11:33:00 am
Bobby's time at Charlotte has come and gone.  I will be forever grateful for his dedication to Ninerdom.  He was the coach here when I was at Charlotte and the old time wins holder.  That last fact deserves respect, IMO.  Now, I do hope Bobby comes back into the fold as a loyal alum, etc but that will not occur until the current leadership is gone. 


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Reply #44 on: February 21, 2017, 12:08:26 pm
Bobby's last year saw us with 19 wins and in NCAA talk with 2 weeks to go in the season.  Even though we collapsed at the end, I would love to be back at that level.  We might all have to come to the conclusion that while Bobby had his issues, he over achieved here.  Maybe what we have now is the norm and what we did 95-05  is the exception.  Sobering thought. 
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Reply #45 on: February 21, 2017, 12:29:36 pm
We might all have to come to the conclusion that while Bobby had his issues, he over achieved here.  Maybe what we have now is the norm and what we did 95-05  is the exception.

No, and absolutely not.

There is no way, with our resources, our city, our history, our facilities, our past attendance #s, our student body population that 10th in the #25 conference in the nation should be the norm.

Someone bring this man back to life, I think he's dying on us.

The only possible way you could be close to right is that CUSA is so atrocious that it is pulling everything else down. I cautiously supported the move to CUSA because of better opportunity for football and the possibility of conference realignment, but when I say cautiously I put out the idea that we could be crushing basketball in the process but it was still worth the shot. I got piled on for saying that, but that is the only possible reason we could be relegated to constant sucking.

But even then, look at what MTSU has done since 2012 - NIT, NCAA, NIT, CIT, NCAA, probably NCAA again. Look at what Motton has done in conference at Central.

There is no way a kenpom of 245 is the new normal.
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Reply #46 on: February 21, 2017, 02:17:40 pm
We might all have to come to the conclusion that while Bobby had his issues, he over achieved here.  Maybe what we have now is the norm and what we did 95-05  is the exception.

No, and absolutely not.

There is no way, with our resources, our city, our history, our facilities, our past attendance #s, our student body population that 10th in the #25 conference in the nation should be the norm.

Someone bring this man back to life, I think he's dying on us.

The only possible way you could be close to right is that CUSA is so atrocious that it is pulling everything else down. I cautiously supported the move to CUSA because of better opportunity for football and the possibility of conference realignment, but when I say cautiously I put out the idea that we could be crushing basketball in the process but it was still worth the shot. I got piled on for saying that, but that is the only possible reason we could be relegated to constant sucking.

But even then, look at what MTSU has done since 2012 - NIT, NCAA, NIT, CIT, NCAA, probably NCAA again. Look at what Motton has done in conference at Central.

There is no way a kenpom of 245 is the new normal.

Wasn't Cincinnati the only team in CUSA back then that held a winning record against us?  Looking back, that was an exceptional accomplishment when considering the teams and resources in that conference.

And there is no way we should ever be content with the current status of our program.  If the conference sucks, our goal should be to dominate it.
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Reply #47 on: February 21, 2017, 03:07:20 pm
We might all have to come to the conclusion that while Bobby had his issues, he over achieved here.  Maybe what we have now is the norm and what we did 95-05  is the exception.

No, and absolutely not.

There is no way, with our resources, our city, our history, our facilities, our past attendance #s, our student body population that 10th in the #25 conference in the nation should be the norm.

Someone bring this man back to life, I think he's dying on us.

The only possible way you could be close to right is that CUSA is so atrocious that it is pulling everything else down. I cautiously supported the move to CUSA because of better opportunity for football and the possibility of conference realignment, but when I say cautiously I put out the idea that we could be crushing basketball in the process but it was still worth the shot. I got piled on for saying that, but that is the only possible reason we could be relegated to constant sucking.

But even then, look at what MTSU has done since 2012 - NIT, NCAA, NIT, CIT, NCAA, probably NCAA again. Look at what Motton has done in conference at Central.

There is no way a kenpom of 245 is the new normal.

Wasn't Cincinnati the only team in CUSA back then that held a winning record against us?  Looking back, that was an exceptional accomplishment when considering the teams and resources in that conference.

And there is no way we should ever be content with the current status of our program.  If the conference sucks, our goal should be to dominate it.


Yes, and (IIRC) Bobby had/has a winning record against all those great coaches (Pitino, Calipari, Crean, etc) as well, except for Huggins. He did still have the best record against Huggins of any coach in the league.


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Reply #48 on: February 21, 2017, 06:17:06 pm
I have never understood why people on this board act like we fired John wooden seven years ago. 

Lutz inherited a NCAA team (which should have beaten a #1 seed).  He got to recruit in a strong conference and sold recruits on playing nationally recognized schools.  In comparison, Coach Price inherited 4 players (not all of which are viable D1 players) in an atrocious conference. 

We currently have a bad team and will continue to be until a strong post player(s) is/are added.

 I understand how some will want to remember better times however lutz wasn't a great coach and should have been removed earlier.  Time and our recent years of ineptness make people forget the 8 pt first half we scored at home vs miss st, lutz's insistance of shooting 3s despite whether we had capable shooters or not, his switching defenses which almost always resulted in uncontested layups, losing to horrible teams every year we should have run out of the gym, his pornstache, his temper  tantrums, etc.  And people here think he could recruit in this conference and win now?  Not a chance. 

You want to talk about something other than Coach Price and our current team, post cheerleader pics not relive lutz
.   Congrats! That may be the dumbest post written on this board in months.

What strong debate tactics you possess.  I am surprisingly unable to determine exactly what issue you have with my post other than your lutz man crush.  He hasn't exactly enjoyed a stellar coaching resume since being fired.  You can 't claim there haven't been ample head coaching vacancies for him to have an opportunity over the last 7 years.  Please enlighten us. 


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Reply #49 on: February 21, 2017, 10:12:30 pm
I have never understood why people on this board act like we fired John wooden seven years ago. 

Lutz inherited a NCAA team (which should have beaten a #1 seed).  He got to recruit in a strong conference and sold recruits on playing nationally recognized schools.  In comparison, Coach Price inherited 4 players (not all of which are viable D1 players) in an atrocious conference. 

We currently have a bad team and will continue to be until a strong post player(s) is/are added.

 I understand how some will want to remember better times however lutz wasn't a great coach and should have been removed earlier.  Time and our recent years of ineptness make people forget the 8 pt first half we scored at home vs miss st, lutz's insistance of shooting 3s despite whether we had capable shooters or not, his switching defenses which almost always resulted in uncontested layups, losing to horrible teams every year we should have run out of the gym, his pornstache, his temper  tantrums, etc.  And people here think he could recruit in this conference and win now?  Not a chance. 

You want to talk about something other than Coach Price and our current team, post cheerleader pics not relive lutz
.   Congrats! That may be the dumbest post written on this board in months.

What strong debate tactics you possess.  I am surprisingly unable to determine exactly what issue you have with my post other than your lutz man crush.  He hasn't exactly enjoyed a stellar coaching resume since being fired.  You can 't claim there haven't been ample head coaching vacancies for him to have an opportunity over the last 7 years.  Please enlighten us.
If you actually think the part of your post that I bolded is factual and well written you aren't worth the effort. I actually thought it might be satire when I first read it.
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