Glad he isn't our problem anymore.
Last edited by SmokeyOneKenobi; 03-28-2010 at 05:52 PM.
If I had a penny for every starting lineup argument...
The bottom line is no one knows yet. There are probably at least 8 guys who could start, it will play itself out. And as always its not who starts, its who finishes.
Calipari definitely got outcoached, but people are blowing it out of proportion. The coaches get too much credit when they win and too much blame when the lose. They hit a couple of 3's and he's a genius. Just like if Chalmers misses the 3...
I don’t know what the lineup will be but from the info I’ve read Spoon was guaranteed his natural position, the 3.
1)Jackson 2 or 3) Williams/Barton 4) Spoon 5) Coleman
Barton will Start
Spoon will spend a majority of his minutes at the 3 limited to the 4 for starting purposes and 4 the 4 guard line up Coach likes so much from his Zona days
Last edited by memphismo23; 03-28-2010 at 06:30 PM.
The problem I see with Cal is he’s always reactive as to proactive, especially in hard tight games.
Cal is a choke artist when the chips are down...
Jesus is the Risen LORD and Savior! Go TIGERS!
Don't know I'd take it as a "warning" per se, but think we have a coach who's pretty astute with getting the big picture together. He certainly has visited these concerns and will take those in to next season. He's a teachable teacher.
Agree ^, but will be surprised if Sallie figures in the picture next year. Do you think UKarma had a prima dona syndrome? That is a coaching problem. That's why I have confidence in JP's leadership. He's not a narcissist, like their other. The sink hole shows up when it's not inside, out.
I think your point is exaggerated, as from what I saw, an incredibale lack of leadership from the head coach. Not a hater, just what I saw....
I mean really... where was the coach when the team continues to shoot threes (i.e. 32 for the game?) when you have a clear advantage at size and bigman? Counsin's and Patterson should have had 25 points each.
In typical "X" fashion, his team was abismal from the line? Out of 334 Division 1 schools, Kensucky ranks 225 in FT %.
In typical "X" fashion, he failed to put his team in the best position to win the game. WVU had no ball handlers on the court for the last 7 minutes or so and Kensucky failed to pressure the ball for the majority of that time. It is inexcusable for a guy getting $4 million a year to make that kind of mistake.
Yes, I think experience on the floor helps, but when the coach is MIA all the experience in the world is not going to help you. See '08 Tigers.
Last edited by hellothom; 03-28-2010 at 07:13 PM.
1) was no floor coach & needed to find a good assistant to help him with that on the bench &,
2) needed to work more on fundamentals like FT, boxing out, etc...
I don't think any of this is a BIG Secrete
Known to all but u, those drinking the Cal-Cool-Aide, and Califairy himself.
I didn't see anything to show the Cousins slap was intentional. I think it was pretty stupid for a BIG to pick up a foul that way. I think the refs looked it over pretty well (i.e. they did review it via video) and handled it.
As much as I dislike "X", I hold no grudge against the players @ Kensucky. I think they handle themsleves much better than the players at say a school like UT.
I think the UT players costantly act like thuggy, overconfident, smart as s es, who pull dirty stunts at evey possible turn.
Regardless of age or experience, Cal had the most talented team in the tournament. He sucks as a coach; he would have lost the Olympics with the Dream Team.
Last edited by cscottl1981; 03-28-2010 at 07:53 PM.
Cal does a great job of getting his players to play hard and with intensity for an entire game (something that, frankly, was missing from a couple of our key guys at times this year). X's and O's are overrated. Kentucky missed their shots. End of story.
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Thanks for the expert warning. We'll be sure to pass it on to our coach.
I guess i don't equate fundamentals with x's and o's. Cal's teams play with a lot of freedom on offense so they are prone to taking bad shots (fundamentals) and missing free throws (fundamentals) here and there. Should he have told his team to post up Cousins (x's and o's) at least once every possession? Maybe. But they got wide-open looks anyway, and they just failed to knock them down.
I agree that it's best to have all of your ducks in a row-- playing hard/intensity/focus, fundamentals, and x's and o's, but when you have the most talent in the NCAAs, playing hard trumps everything else in my book.
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Essentailly, you give him a pass and toss all the blame to his players to make your point.
Either you're a slippery, slimy "X" lover. OR you just picked a really stupid example to make your point. Lay off the X-juice, you'll make out much better.