I don't know but our offense seemed to consist of passing it to Brackins or Gilstrap and everyone watching them try to score and put up shots. Hardly any offensive movement trying to get anyone else open for a good shot. I don't know what kind of offense we run, but whatever it is, it wasn't working tonight. Also, on defense, I think McD just got outcoached. They were getting easy open shots off good plays and off ball movement. McDermott could not figure it out and made no good adjustments. And rebounding... that's inexpicable. BOX OUT fellas! Brackins and Hamilton have got to get more rebounds if we want to be competitive in Big 12 play. Pretty dismal performance, but it was against one of the Pac-10's best teams so take that for what it's worth. If we lose to Iowa then something is seriously wrong with this team.
Let me post something I was going to before the thread got deleted. The thread was about how McD is a good coach because he can coach players with already high IQ. To me this is absolutely ******** and I'll explain with some parallelism:
A good coach/teacher is someone who can take someone who isn't "intelligent" in a particular subject and make them understand.
I remember my mom telling me about when my dad was getting his PhD and they had just met. My mom is not scientific like my dad in the least bit. She's very intelligent, but if you give her a physics, chemistry, calculus, etc book she is going to implode. She said my dad made her understand EXACTLY what his PhD research was about and said "I can't believe I understood what he was actually doing."
Explaining Thermodynamics is easy to someone with tons of chemistry and physics training..that is, coaching basketball is easy when you're explaining it to someone who's already well versed in it and the fundamentals of it. However, if you can't take someone who isn't great at the fundamentals and make them understand it, then you aren't a good teacher.
End of ******* story.
How about trying a new lineup to start the next game. Sit DG, Ham and Lucca. I would trade our point gaurd for any of the three that we played vs NW, UNI and Cal.
Italics: What else is new?
Underline:What's inexplicable about it? We haven't been able to rebound for years now...
It just seems like this team has NO hustle...someone follow them around campus with a Kendo Stick and give them a crack if they ever stop running.
I would like to see more of Buckley. That might be the old "backup QB is a Heisman winner" thing, but I always like to see what he's done when he's in there.
I hope they aren't spending tons of time bench pressing. On the other hand, I hope they are so we know exactly what they're wasting their time on
i would also like to see more of buck