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Conversation with Gregg Doyel

I have had a running commentary with Gregg Doyel today about his comments on Tubby leaving. After getting his permission, I will reprint what he said here. Scroll to the bottom to begin reading or it wont make any sense.

>From: “Doyel, Gregg”
>To: “Matthew Jones”
>Subject: RE: YOU CRUSHED HIM
>Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 15:20:02 -0500

There’s a big difference between high school ratings and college talent. In hindsight, Crawford was not worthy of being a McD A-A. That’s clear. In hindsight, Morris was borderline. And I’m not sure what game you saw him tear up Dwight Howard, but that happened if, and only if, Howard was playing with two pulled hamstrings and one sore elbow. Because there is NO comparison between the two, not then and not now.

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From: Matthew Jones [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wed 2/15/2006 3:33 PM
To: Doyel, Gregg
Subject: RE: YOU CRUSHED HIM

All depends on how you define talent….is it talent coming out of high
school? talent while in college? A guy like Morrison is a huge talent, but
was not thought to be as amazing as he is coming out of high school.

And I am not sure what high school games you were watching. Morris was
dominant in high school, outplaying Dwight Howard in a game I attended. And
Crawford was a consensus top 10 player….if anything Rondo was the one
people were skeptical on….thought he only made it because he went to Oak
Hill.

I agree that the talent at UK is not playing well. I dont agree they dont
have it. I certainly dont agree for instance that they dont have the talent
of a Tennessee.

Matt

P.S. By the way, this exchange would be great for my blog….do you care if
I publish it? If not, that is fine as I dont want to you to lose your
candor….we sarcastic guys must stick together.

>From: “Doyel, Gregg”
>To: “Matthew Jones”
>Subject: RE: YOU CRUSHED HIM
>Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 15:20:02 -0500

my man rajon? i’ve been crushing rajon for weeks. he’s not my man.

crawford didn’t deserve to be a mcd’s A-A. morris was borderline. meeks? no
shot. this team is not all that talented, and next year’s team will be
worse. i see LOTS of teams, and believe me, UK is not high on the list of
talent

>From: Matthew Jones [mailto:[email protected]]
>Sent: Wed 2/15/2006 3:15 PM
>To: Doyel, Gregg
>Subject: RE: YOU CRUSHED HIM

Funny line, but incorrect. Kentucky has enough talent to win the SEC this
year….they just dont. The lineup for next year has 2 McDonalds All
Americans (and Meeks has an outside shot at being a third) and a decent
bench. That is more talent than all but about ten teams in college
basketball. The question is if they will play selfish and simply not show
up like this group.

This team sucks this year….but it isnt talent that is killing them.
Tubby
won witih nobodys like Fitch, Daniels, Hawkins, Hayes, etc….he should be
winning wiht this group as well.

Lack of talent is a convenient excuse….the problems are much more
extensive (and begin with your man Rajon)…

Matt

>From: “Doyel, Gregg”
>To: “Matthew Jones”
>Subject: RE: YOU CRUSHED HIM
>Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 15:08:02 -0500

that’s a lineup that ought to be good for at least one home game in the
NIT.

From: Matthew Jones [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wed 2/15/2006 2:52 PM
To: Doyel, Gregg
Subject: RE: YOU CRUSHED HIM

I think you understand wrong. I could see both he and Meeks starting….

The lineup next year will likely be:

Bradley
Meeks
Crawford
Perry
Morris

Carter redshirts, but watch out for the possiblity of Bradley transferring..

>From: “Doyel, Gregg”
>To: “Matthew Jones”
>Subject: RE: YOU CRUSHED HIM
>Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 14:31:36 -0500

perry stevenson might have a good upside, but i understand he will be next
to useless as a college freshman.

>From: Matthew Jones [mailto:[email protected]]
>Sent: Wed 2/15/2006 2:24 PM
>To: Doyel, Gregg
>Subject: RE: YOU CRUSHED HIM

Harsh words about the Tubster my man….

and you are selling Perry Stevenson short.

> >From: “Doyel, Gregg”
> >To: “Matthew Jones”
> >Subject: RE: YOU CRUSHED HIM
> >Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 20:57:20 -0500

Merely doing my best to provide readers a useable service. I’m an
information man myself.

> >From: Matthew Jones [mailto:[email protected]]
> >Sent: Wed 2/8/2006 8:28 PM
> >To: Doyel, Gregg
Subject: YOU CRUSHED HIM

Way to give Coach K what he so richly deserves…a crushing. I sat and
listened to his venom for three years….he is as bad as Knight and
people
dont realize it. Way to shine some light my friend!

Matt

> > >From: “Doyel, Gregg ”
> > >To: “Matthew Jones”
> > >Subject: RE: I see someone….
> > >Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 22:46:46 -0500

i’m way ahead of you. well, technially i’m behind you, since i can’t
write
my monday morning knee jerk until — you guessed it — monday morning.

but i’ve already written the blurb on duke and officials.

i mean, at least PRETEND to not be biased.

> > >From: Matthew Jones [mailto:[email protected]]
> > >Sent: Sat 2/4/2006 6:33 PM
> > >To: Doyel, Gregg
> > >Subject: RE: I see someone….

Throw a brother a bone and write about how absurd the referees are in
Duke’s
games. Forget about the BC no call against Sheldon….how about a
Florida
St game where St scores 70 percent of their points in the paint, Duke
shoots jumpers….Duke shoots forty free throws….Florida St 11.

Article written by Matt Jones