Our current talent is definitely on par with the Fab Five.
at least it's not just us?
Our current talent is definitely on par with the Fab Five.
Ok. That's because Belein hasn't exactly locked down top talent. I'm obviously not saying he should be capable of brining in talent like the fab five, but he's missed out on some talented players, which is huge in basketball.
Fab Five = 4 of the 5 played in the NBA
This Five = one may play professionally if he develops a consistent jumper
Steve Fisher's main job was to make sure their shorts weren't too baggy.
Steve Fisher is a very good coach. (One would think that his having SDSU ranked in the top 10 would have made that obvious.) His teams were always very strong defensively, especially in the post.
Can I take his record of 11-18 in 04-05 and say it's obvious he's not a good coach?
I didn't say he wasn't a good coach. I said his main job was to keep their shorts up.
One would think that, wouldn't they?
The Fab Five couldn't win at Assembly Hall either:
The team's performance tonight was disappointing, but Michigan almost never wins at Indiana. I think they have two wins there in the last 20 years.
but this IU team ain't anything like those IU teams. And Assembly Hall--with the refs in IU's, er Bobby's back pockets--isn't Assembly Hall anymore--that place would now be called the Kohl Center--where UW gets the exaggerated home court advantage.
We are who we are--we'll compete in a few games we probably shouldn't--and we'll look dreadful at times against teams we should beat. And we won't really have any true idea of where we are as a program when the season ends. But it looks like Beilein has a pretty long leash.
He's not cutting it. Yes we are young, but come on he is not the answer
It's tough to know what the answer is when there's been no question asked.
Strangely enough, Saturday nights channel my inner Plato.
you just fathomed the interconnectedness of everything
as RR. What has he done to think this is ever going to be a good program?Or even average? How 'bout the coach from San Diego State? I hear he's pretty good.
Normally I would neg you for this but it's tough to overreact in the immediate aftermath of that level of suck. I expect you to take it back some time this week.
Is anyone else concerned with the attitude that Morris is showing? I feel like he never looks at Beilein when he is coaching him and is playing pretty chippy tonight. I can't tell if he is just an emotional guy or what but I definitely do not want another situation where our best player has an attitude problem and is always at ends with the coach.
Don't mind it at all, furthermore I believe some of our other players need to show some more emotion out there. Plus they were losing and he was upset by that.
I appreciate that Morris' play in Big Ten play has been more forced and that he may be trying to establish his bona fides with the elite guards. But why focus on him and let the other players skate? Douglas can't hit anything including free throws. And some of what Morris is doing and overdoing can probably be attributed to the inability of the others to do what they were doing against lesser competition.
I'm starting to feel as if the Morris is Manny all over again--hustling on the court but often in the doghouse. Could it be that Beilein has trouble coaching his city players or at least his "stars"? I hope it's just a coincidence. Don't see Smotrycz sitting when he isn't being aggressive--which is most of the time. I just don't see Izzo having similar problems with players like Manny and Morris.
Have you noticed we never score double digits by midway through the first half. Our talent is better than that. I sick of being a laughing stock of the Big Ten in Bball. We can do better
We scored 12 within the first couple minutes of the game against OSU.
Not even a game against the worst in the Big Ten. Enough is enough.
1st half: 15 points
2nd half: 46 points
Think of how many times we have tripled our first half scoring in the 2nd.
Big Ten basketball is absolutely awful.
Losing two close games in a row to highly ranked teams and then have a let down in the next game, especially when you have a young team on the road, is not unheard of.
But to lose to a bad Indiana team the way we did is very disconcerting.
IU made it look easy and dominated us in every phase of the game.
Our lack of o&d rebounding is troubling. Add to that, this offense of dribble around until there's 10 seconds left on the shot clock and then force a bad three (that usually misses and generally doesn't get rebounded) is eerily reminiscent of our bad Amaker teams.
Here's the remaining schedule:
|Tue, Jan 18||at Northwestern|
|Sat, Jan 22||Minnesota|
|Thu, Jan 27||at (24) Michigan State|
|Sun, Jan 30||Iowa|
|Thu, Feb 3||at (2) Ohio State|
|Sun, Feb 6||at Penn State|
|Wed, Feb 9||Northwestern|
|Sat, Feb 12||Indiana|
|Wed, Feb 16||at (16) Illinois|
|Sat, Feb 19||at Iowa|
|Wed, Feb 23||(20) Wisconsin|
|Sat, Feb 26||at Minnesota|
|Sat, Mar 5||(24) Michigan State|
Things are not looking good with seven more road games plus Wisconsin and MSU at home.
I'll admit things could change but the uninspired way we played tonight and the strength of our remaining opponents does not have me feeling very confident at the moment.
I would just like to see improvement in o/d rebounding and some semblence of an offense that doesn't have to force bad shots at the end of the shot clock.
But, I think that might be just wishful thinking. Finishing anywhere from 6-9 in the big ten is possible. We really needed to get a win on the road here.
we'll be on the lower end of that 6-9 place finish.
...has played two lousy games in a row so far this year. Next game is NU...will be tough, but winnable with the kind of effort shown against Kansas and OSU.
After two performances against Kansas and OSU that made me think something could be with this team they go out and do this......A loss is one thing, but to lose like this is unacceptable.