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Ok , now we have moved into content control on the board , no open opinion , clean up the language ? Respectful posts ?
The point is clear , maybe not to you , she may not make it to 2016. Vin is about the points for winning , he is judged on winning. Didnt we read how this young athlete asked over the coaches advice to run two events in the last outdoor NCAA and he allowed her to run knowing she was tired. Later admitted he regretted it. A good coach thinking about the athlete , would have put his foot down said no and not worried about the points. Now at seasons end of a long year the kid is burnt out.
He has no option but to redshirt her.
Post collegians , well lets see how your list goes , Vin's record is average given the talent level gone through with his tenure at the different institutions. He was smart enough to let Salazar stay in the loop for Rupp at the UO and get Harry M. coaching Eaton. Vin recruits well , always has.
You're wrong. It was Hasay herself who insisted on doubling at NCAAs. So if you're going to fault Vin, fault him for letting her double when he felt she was only ready for one event. As he has said in the past, they disagreed, but in the end he let here make the decision. As you say though, he later admitted that he regretted it.
He was not, as you try to imply, aiming for more points. Quite the opposite. And as this latest news illustrates, his decisions are as much about doing what's best for the individual athletes (in this case giving Jordan time to train for the Olympics) as they are about doing what's best for the team.