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    To be honest, I frankly don't care as long as it gets the job done - meaning, back to the NCAA tournament.

    Still think the best route is a balanced attack where you're hard to guard both in the paint and on the perimeter, and everyone on the floor is an offensive threat. We have the roster for that - Steele has to figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drudy23 View Post
    I agree, but that's simply not how Steele is engineering his teams on the offensive end.

    I would love to see an up-tempo pressing style, but I won't hold my breath. He loves the Villanova style too much. He's gone all-in on it and continues to recruit for it.
    It seems by getting Nunge, he at least recognizes the need for more help on the boards. Hopefully Travis takes advantage of the strengths of each player on the roster. Chemistry should be even better this season, but putting individual players in a position to do what they do best is key too.

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    There seems to be quite a bit of faith in our frontcourt based on a guy that has averaged about 15 minutes a game in his career with a 7 and 5 stat line and has been injured quite a bit. Still very thin on the front line in my opinion. Hunter is more of a 3 than a 4, Stanley may be ready by January.

    Hopefully miles is going to make a big jump and realize some of that potential

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    Quote Originally Posted by XUGRAD80 View Post
    And it doesnít win championships. 40 minutes of Hell won a lot of games against weaker opponents, but never won championships consistently. Not on the high major level. The difference between what your saying and what Iím saying is that Iím saying donít press all over the floor, but in the half court make it dang tough for the opponent to even get a shot off. Donít rely on defense to create offense with turnovers. The most beautiful thing is to see a shot clock violation. When that happens consistently it will take the heart out of the other team. We are NEVER going to see a Steele coach team rely on full court defenseÖNEVER. So you might as well just realize that now. He doesnít believe in it and doesnít teach it. No sense in calling for something thatís not going to happen, and then criticizing when it doesnít. You might as well be calling for your favorite college football team to run the single wing offense. Not going to happen.
    Maybe what I'm saying is that this is what I WOULD DO. This roster is perfect suited for the style I describe. And you are probably right, that Steele WONT do it. He's also been generally unsuccessful thus far as a head coach, so there's that.

    What's the point of having 12 or 13 able players when the style you play really only requires 7 or maybe 8 guys. Nothing like disgruntled dudes on the bench.

    Also, what style actually does "consistently win championships"? The style where you just have a bunch of 5 star recruits year after year? I dont see us playing that style anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHettel View Post
    What's the point of having 12 or 13 able players when the style you play really only requires 7 or maybe 8 guys. Nothing like disgruntled dudes on the bench.

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    Meh, I prefer to have more talent on the team. If nothing else, practicing against better talent should make the guys that do play even better. And last year we had some injury trouble.

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    We have the depth to play a smothering defense like Baylor. What we lack is Baylors talent. But I would give it a try. It's not a full court press, it's a smothering relentless defense in waves. Otherwise you probably gonna have 4 pissed off guys that transfer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTG View Post
    We have the depth to play a smothering defense like Baylor. What we lack is Baylors talent. But I would give it a try. It's not a full court press, it's a smothering relentless defense in waves. Otherwise you probably gonna have 4 pissed off guys that transfer.
    Baylor's defense was so damn good, guys like Teague, Mitchell, Butler, and Vital were studs that also bought into playing defense and being shut down. It's not just having the talent and athleticism, it's also having the guys buy into what you're preaching and just having that certain mentality. I think we have the depth too, maybe even enough talent to get by with attempting it, it's the mentality I'm more so curious about, and if the team would buy in completely.

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    Man looks like Colby and Kunk put on some muscle. Zach…well looks Frosty. Where’s Kyky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteggs View Post
    Man looks like Colby and Kunk put on some muscle. Zach…well looks Frosty. Where’s Kyky?
    Lol! Oh no, please don’t poke the “Kyky is unhappy” campers!

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