I have always supported GMac but at this point I don't know if I can anymore.
Do we run an offense? It seems like most of it was either one pass & a shot or off the dribble.
Also, the 3/4 court defense needs to go - it won't phase teams in the Big 12.
I know we play man to man defense but we don't do it well. We are guarding people out near half court and consistently have them drive by us and create mismatches.
I remember when Floyd first came here and him stating you guard from the inside out - we don't do that - we chase people why away from the basket.
At what point do we start sending all 5 to the defensive boards - 18 offensive rebounds for NDSU, that is humiliating.
When are we going to switch defenses away from man to man to zone just to make the other team think about it.
Sorry for the rant - not usually what I do but this is going to get even uglier in the near future.
I agree with you to a certain extent cygrads - we need to scrap this new offense this year. McD needs to go with what he knows and what has worked for him. We can't run against decent teams so we shouldn't be wasting time on it.
However, if our rebounding is as bad as it is right now, how would going to a zone work? We already don't rebound out of our area. I see 20+ offensive rebounds in a zone in the Big 12. Please get healthy Hamilton.
Does anyone know what happened to Justin Hamilton or when he is expected back? I really hope we get him back for the Texas game
Hamilton took an elbow to the head in the Duke game. He still had concussion symptons saturday. He has to be symptom free for twentyfour hours before the medical people will give him the okay to play.
I guess I missed that (didn't get to watch the whole game). Now I hate Duke even more (as if that were possible).
Also, like your sig quote.:yes:
There is very little movement away from the ball. I don't see a lot of moving or cutting to get open. Even the guy standing around dribbling doesn't seem to have much of a plan of what to do with the ball. Once in a while I will see us set a ball screen at the top of the key, that is about it. I rarely see anything out of our team that resembles a set offense. I am completely confused.
I have no idea what kind of offense our team is running. The passes are not crisp, rarely is anyone making much of a cut, the screening is weak to non-existent. Seems like it is usually 1 or 2 slow passes, mixed in with some dribbling with their heads down, then finally as the clock starts to run down, the ball goes to someone who starts to dribble trying to get open for a shot while the other players just stand around to see what he is going to do. Eventually, the shot clock gets low and someone puts up a bad shot.
I do know this.....you absolutely cannot run a fast-break, up-tempo offense if you do not get defensive rebounds. Apparently GMac and the players do not understand that.
Here is what I really don't get. GMac supposedly has this "playbook" of so many plays. Yet, he can't seem to mind some that fit CB's PARTIULAR skills. Or MG's. Or Lucca's. Or Dendy's. Or Hamilton's. Or DG's.
None of those players are terrible shooters. In all those plays, why can't he find some that will get them open shots? Or if he can find them, then why can he not teach the players to run them porperly? If you can't teach the players to run the plays properly, then how can you really claim to be a coach?
Watch the movie "Hoosiers". What the coach was trying to teach there, in terms of fundamental basketball, was very very good.
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