Pts Ave: 87.3 - 76.7 Pts Diff: +10.6 Team Power Index: 145.7
Dec 06 2001: Walk-on woes - by tamale on September 21st, 2018
Tamale's post game rant continued, as he bemoaned the state of the team's walk-on players: "Who are these guys?! I don't know why anyone would want to play on our team with a scholarship, let alone voluntarily. Unfortunately though, their level of enthusiasm is only equalled by their absolute uselessness. As far as I'm concerned, they're just wasting space at training, and looking over the roster it's now almost impossible to tell who's who. If this keeps up much longer, the basketball team will end up with more red shirts than the campus Marxist club!"
Dec 06 2001: Computer Love or Paranoid Android? President perturbed by advance of the bots - by tamale on September 20th, 2018
After another Concord loss in which team tactics backfired, tamale offered some interesting comments to local media: "Having seen a few games now, sometimes I feel like I'm the only living and breathing human in this entire conference! All the other teams are playing like they're being run by 'data', 'analytics', and suspicious so-called 'algorithms'. It's ruining the game! Where I come from we wouldn't even let these computer nerds see the college campus, let alone the basketball team!" The president refused to back down when questioned further, saying: "For all I know I might be the only human in the whole of Division 3!"
Nov 29 2001: Concord in crisis! - by tamale on September 19th, 2018
Two losses in their first three games, a fired coach, and all recruiting slots used on local kids who play the same position. It's fair to say hasn't been the best start to the season for the Mountain Lions. Fans are beginning to question why the school felt it necessary to hire a president from Australia with minimal knowledge of both the North American college sports system and basketball itself. They believe that it surely would have been easier, and much cheaper, to find an equally incompetent local instead. Responding to this, the beleaguered president was defiant: "Let's be honest, I'm really only here because the baseball team wasn't hiring this off-season. And look, I only just worked out which way you're meant to throw the ball through the hoop, and now I'm expected to understand such concepts as 'interior defense', 'red shirts', and 'pressure percent'?! The point guard Gatti has a 4.0GPA in math and not even he would be able to decipher this obscure nonsense!!"
Nov 24 2001: Loyd the Lion - by tamale on September 18th, 2018
Concord today secured the commitment of another local guard, Upper Huntington High School senior Lawrence Loyd. Tamale spoke to the media upon his signing, saying: "This continues our strong early-season record of recruiting fringe prospects that no-one else wanted. But you all thought nobody would sign with us after that head coach debacle!" The president then confirmed that targeting local players would remain part of the school's long-term strategy. "That way when they fail I can blame the entire state of West Virginia, instead of my own sheer ineptitude."
Nov 17 2001: Bolen to join Mountain Lions - by tamale on September 16th, 2018
Concord secured their first commitment of the season, with WV local Johnnie Bolen agreeing to terms on a scholarship. Speaking about the first recruit of the new regime, tamale said: "I just wanted a guard, and frankly I would have taken anyone with a beating pulse. That said, we hardly even talked to the kid, so I have no idea why he decided to sign. Must not have had many other offers!" Asked about what Bolen could bring to the team, tamale added: "He combines mediocre athleticism with a complete lack of defensive ability or basketball IQ. He should fit right in to our program here."