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|4 weeks 16 hours ago||Your sister's barbies||
I think your sister's barbies is what convinced our beloved kicker to choose UM over everybody else.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I agree||
I agree with what others said about THJ posting up and about going under the picks and forcing Siva to jack it up. They were horrendous from 3 and if we could have made them jack it up a bit more that could've been to our favor. THJ took that one shot after posting up his guy after an in bounds and buried it I would have gone right back to it.
The only other point I was confused about at the end of the game when we were looking for 3's Stauskus was on the bench. Maybe he was looking for ball handlers and yes Spike was hot but for me I thot he should be in there.
A lot has been said about how bad the refs are, not just in this game, but in all of college bball. I agree and was trying to think of some solutions. I don't think rule changes are necessarily the answer b/c the game is so fast and physical. What if they were to add a couple refs that would stay on the baseline on either side and just look for out of bounds and charges and other key calls. They would be overseeing certain calls which would free up the other refs to follow certain calls. Sort of like in football where the back judge counts and throws a flag for certain things but not others. This could work in the NBA too. Just can't hurt to utilize more eyes. I have tried reffing bball and it is one of the toughest sports b/c of angles, physicality, and minuteness of detail with balls being tipped and toes on lines. There is just a lot to look for. A charge is almost impossible without 2 people b/c you are almost always watching the ball so how can you really determine if they guy was set or not. A guy on the baseline could solve that or at least could drastically improve that. Love to hear what other solutions people would have. . .
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Heart-breaker?||
After halftime I told my wife that this is the kind of game that can just break your heart, and don't get me wrong I was so disappointed to not get the win. However, I wasn't so heartbroken over that loss as others. We put in a great effort and it wasn't mistakes or a lot of unforced errors that lost the game. It was just a battle to the end and we didn't pull it out. I remembered the game in the tourney some years back with Gonzaga and I don't know who the winner was. But GZ lost after like 3 OTs and when they lost Mark Few at the end just applauded b/c it was a great game and both teams gave it their all. I sort of felt like that after this game. Hats off to Louisville - but also hats off to the Maize and Blue. They gave it their all and truly it was a fantastic year and a team that will be in my all-time favorites. Thanks guys.
|12 weeks 12 hours ago||Zone||
The thing about the zone is that you can learn to defend an area. You don't have to find yourself running around the entire court fighting through picks and recovering. Yes some of that happens but mostly you are covering an area. I think McGary could be a good zone defender b/c of his energy and most of his bad D come as a result of bad position which could be simplified in a zone look. The other reason UM went away from it a few years back is b/c we had no bigs. Well now we have a few and the zone could be a viable option once again. This probably wouldn't work 100% of the time but a team like PSU? It would work at least better than man D did. What have they got to lose? Lose by 15 to PSU?
Bball isn't football where it takes weeks and months and years to put in your system. It can be done quickly and if it doesn't work or improve things then you can chuck it. Maybe they just break it out for the tourney? Who knows, but I think it could work.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Defense Defense Defense||
Eessh the interior D was pretty bad. I was surprised they kept doubling the ball handler on picks. Didn't seem like it helped much and just left them out of position. I am also surprised they didn't just throw in a bit of zone to see if that would take away some of the interior drives and easy buckets. This week will be great to regroup and work on some new offensive sets since most teams are taking away some things with the pick and roll. Practice won't hurt at this point.
Good to see OSU got blown out in Wisconsin. It was encouraging to see since UM should have won that game. I was pretty frustrated with this game but if you think about their season overall. C'mon they lost the 4 games I thought they would and even had a chance to win won of them. 3 needs for them - play with more energy in the 1st half, improve interior D (maybe work on the zone?) and work on some new offensive sets to get the bigs involved more (more movement off the ball with more pics would be great.)
|14 weeks 16 hours ago||Denard||
Please please please . . . If Denard's NFL career doesn't work out, we have to hire him as a recruiting coordinator. His FL connection and his personality make him a perfect fit.