Frankly, those of us who watched Vanderbilt’s 92-71 loss to Arkansas on Saturday were frustrated and angry with what we saw from the team, and “us” here includes Vanderbilt head coach Jerry Stackhouse.
Stackhouse on defense: At this point, it's executing things you know how to do. We're making the same mistakes and have to have the will to do it, take some pride. It was like a game at the park where they just broke our man down one on one.— Robbie Weinstein (@rwweinstein) January 23, 2021
Note that Vanderbilt (thus far) hasn’t uploaded a video of this and I’m guessing they won’t, though there is at least a short clip of it.
I tried to type this all out while he said it, but it's best to just see this Stackhouse frustrated rant for yourself --— Emily Proud (@emily_proud) January 23, 2021
"I was listening to Calipari the other day and I think we might have the same team." #Vandy pic.twitter.com/n80qfScHcV
Of course this was edited to remove the word “shit.”
Stackhouse: "At the end of the day," he says, before pausing, "We're just doing dumb, dumb stuff."— Simon Gibbs (@SimonGibbs26) January 23, 2021
"I haven't had any teams before where I tell them the same thing over and over again, and then they come out and do the same dumb shit."
“Same dumb shit” seems like an apt description of Vanderbilt basketball since about 2017.
Stackhouse: We gotta find some guys that want to play basketball. Right now we've got some guys that don't want to play basketball.— Robbie Weinstein (@rwweinstein) January 23, 2021
Implies Clevon Brown could be benched after 2 rebounds in 22 minutes.
I would think it’s a bad thing if guys on the team don’t want to play basketball.
Stackhouse: I was listening to John Calipari the other day and I think we may have the same team, just different names. We do things in practice, not in games. When games matter and there's pressure, we haven't gotten it done.— Robbie Weinstein (@rwweinstein) January 23, 2021
Interestingly, both Kentucky and Vanderbilt are playing a bunch of freshmen this season.
Stackhouse says he wants to get players in who want to be good. Quite frankly we don't have that right now but we will. #Vandy— Teresa Walker (@TeresaMWalker) January 23, 2021
This was a stereotypical postgame rant by the coach of a bad team, who is essentially telling the players on his team to get better or he’ll go out and get better players.
Anyway, once again, baseball starts in about a month.
UPDATE: well, we have video, though not from Vanderbilt — an Arkansas site uploaded it.