One can dream.
7 seasons in and we’ve played zone about two dozen possessions. And more or less not at all past few years.
And more or less have only pressed in the last few minutes of a game and down by 5+.
Same thing they’re saying about Purdue. “Why didnt they go zone? Answer: Not part of their system and they never practice it.” Matt Painter, another tunnel thinking coach, who can’t think out of the box or on the fly in the heat of the battle. Second guessing on what they should do. Sound familiar???
Bucky you must be in my head. Only reason Purdue lost is because Painter is a stubborn turd who thinks the game is played one way. What a moron. They play zone and they win by 20. Coaches who can’t adjust deserve to be embarrassed by those who can.
Watching the NCAA tourney and seeing what the best coaches do only cements my view that the coaching gap between Sendek and the best in the business is rather wide. The best look at change as a way to gain an advantage. The worst are deathly afraid of it.
Unfortunately Renee will stick with the status quo, the safe bet. 7 years of mediocrity!!! Shaka Smart has turned
Marquette’s program around in 2 years. Jerome Tang has turned Kansas State program around in one year. We’re at 7 years, and no real turnaround to a ncaaa berth, just a mild improvement. Nothing Earth shaking for $1.2+mil a year, nearly $10 million over 7 years.
No risk no reward!!!
Call me crazy but two straight years to the NIT is not what I would call mediocrity. As to Marquette and Kansas State comparisons there really is not one. Both schools routinely go to the NCAA’s and draw thousands to their games. Not so for SCU that hasn’t been to the NCAA’s s since Nash and had an 0-16 league record under the prior coach. While I too would like to see us mix it more on D with occasional use of zone and full court press when necessary, but over all I think the program is headed in the right direction. The loss to Sam Houston was frustrating. And a sad way to close the year. If Podz comes back we should be very good. If he gets drafted that should improve our recruiting efforts as we would have two draftees in back to back years. I do hope that Bronco basketball can return to the glory we had in the 70’s when I was a student. We drew large crowds and had a good team year after year. With the current expanded field we would have had a few more NCAA appearances then. I sense frustration and have it myself when I realize where we could be. Blaming it on Herb is not fair in my opinion. Go Broncos!