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It's a combination of all these, plus immaturity and lack of depth (and sometimes it's just a talent gap). At times we look very smooth, at other times we look completely lost.
I really like CAG, and love his defensive philosophy. My biggest criticism is his allowance of players to get out of the offense and play street ball at times. When we go through our typical scoring droughts, that's the time we most need a disciplined approach. We have players who do the opposite with no repercussions. It's really hard to watch.
ahhh,, OK.. COMPLETELY understand.. I just posted the same,,, but not just offensively, also defensively.... and it's usually the same players...
Which I have been trying to communicate.. it's just my opinion,,, It's not the scheme,, it's how the players are playing within the scheme....
IMO, again.. RO and levi are the only guads playing offensive and defensive system the why the system should be played... RO didn't early in the year..
For some reason, Releford is not being aggressive within the offense.. it's frustrating to watch
As I said yesterday, this is really only Grant's 2nd year ever coaching this type of team. You can't coach this team like you could his VCU teams. A lot of talented players who need a different coaching style than the less talented guys who have always excelled due to putting effort in on every play are on this team.
The team has to buy in to what Grant's selling and it doesn't happen overnight. RO busts his ass every play and so do Levi, Devonta, and Moussa. Releford regressed for a little while but seems to be back to his freshman year form where he was giving max effort and being a vocal leader.
If Taylor and Hale come in with the attitude that they're going to hustle and work their asses off to get minutes, I think the team will be much better.
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard as it seems - Led Zeppelin
You mean like people were saying there was crow to eat after the UK win this year? People thought we had turned the corner and really done something after that game but then they learned that UK sucked and was very sub par, just like our last two opponents in the NIT.
Our goal as a program should be making the sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament, at least for now. I dont care if we win 28 games next year if we go out in the first round or dont win the SEC tournament. Next year is year 5 for CAG. Its time for some meaningful wins. And if we do it im not going to eat crow because were paying Grant big money and for that we should expect tournament wins. Its not our butt on the line next year, its Grants. None of us are hoping he fails or even want to get into the whole "well im right and youre wrong and youre gonna eat crow next year" type of bitch fights. We just see problems that arent getting fixed and know that hes not getting it done as of now in year 4. He either does it or he doesnt, but he doesnt get 10 years to do it once. At least he shouldnt in my book. We didnt give Shula that luxury. One decent season every five years does not a happy fan base make.
"We're modern-day gladiators, and that mental toughness is really important to have in a good team." Nick Saban
You do know that there are some of us "CAG haters" that have actually said that next year we will be good. I have stated many times that with the addition of Taylor to rebound I expect us to make the Tourney next year. I'm more worried about what our program will be 3 years from now if Grant continues to run the Bama basketball program the way he has so far.
People were saying the same thing this time last year as we were playing well in the NIT. The competition is not great, there is a reason they are in the NIT with us.......
I LOOK BETTER IN CRIMSON!
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