Ecarma certainly has a different style of coaching and I could see how it would rub some players the wrong way. he is an extreme micro-manager, telling players exactly where to serve almost every point etc. He also yells tactics to players across courts without caring if the other team hears...
Seems that way. Like it's probably not a hire that'll make the program top 10 or anything, which Radakovich could've aimed for in my opinion. But Weiss should be able to get the program back to an NCAA tournament level type of team again.
Hearing mixed reviews about it. Your post and a few others have positive things to say. I've seen others say underwhelming.
To me it's a wait and see type of hire. Off the cuff I don't love or hate it.
USF had a pretty good season on the men's side. They started off a bit slow but hit their stride down the stretch.
You're right that it'll be hard to fill #1 but what you take a step back in that area you could make up for with improved depth.
I think NCAA champs deserve the wildcard more than the Kalamazoo champs. As I detailed I'm a post here before, the NCAA champ has been far more competitive in recent years with their WC than has the Kalamazoo champions. Age is a big factor of course, since it's hard for a 17-18 year old to be...
Yannick did decent vs Nadal today. Played pretty well in stretches. I mean Rafa has beaten top 30 players 6-0 6-1 this year on clay so losing to him 6-1 6-2 6-4 is nothing to ashamed of. Maden took 1 game off Nadal than Hanfmann did.