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What you saw tonight vs Tenn

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by hatter18, Jan 12, 2019 at 8:24 PM.

  1. hatter18

    hatter18 Sophomore

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    Is a clear example, yet again, that we have ZERO identity as a program. Tenn has a system and philosophy, recruits to it, and develops their kids, this why their sum is better than their parts.

    We have a collection of mismatched pieces, no real idea what we want to do or who we are as a program in year 4, especially on O, and it shows.

    2 programs going in opposite directions.

    35+ 3s again tonight and punished down low and on boards, and no matter how many more good guards/wings we bring in without much better talent down low and a clear program identity, we won't get much better.

    Hate on me all you want, but that's a fact.

    We also badly need someone to help Mike coach offense. The DDO has to go
     
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  2. paidinfull

    paidinfull All American

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    Cool story, bro. Tell it again.
     
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  3. akaGatorhoops

    akaGatorhoops GC Columnist VIP Member

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    I know a former poster who would sometimes text me similar. But than said he was wrong all along and that White is great, and a joy to watch. Then he would flip back, before flipping back yet again.

    He also reversed fields on a claim that White couldn’t recruit.

    This former posters would vacillate between loving and hating White. And so, I provided him no credibility. I would generally laugh at him.

    You and he would probably share Similar opinion… At least for this very moment in time. I haven’t spoken with him in a little while… But I’m sure he was watching tonight. Unlike you, however, I don’t think he is a season ticket holder.

    Anyway, I’m surprised you didn’t go to the game tonite.... seeing that you have season tickets. Heck, you might’ve seen JHarvey there tonite. As I recall... he too was a season ticket holder.
     
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  4. cincinnatigator

    cincinnatigator Premium Member

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    Submit your resume, maybe you'll get the next HC job.
     
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  5. garygator27

    garygator27 Sophomore

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    I think I heard MW say what our identity is tonight. “Let it fly”. That’s seems about right, especially under ten minutes left in any close game we play. We stop passing, stop moving, and take bad shots. We still have no inside presence, and even the guys that have gotten hurt or left weren’t skilled enough to be a Grant Williams or Schofield coming out of HS. Until we get some competent guys that can score at the basket, we won’t be a great team, especially when we resort to hero ball.
     
  6. 33hoop

    33hoop GC Hall of Fame

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    Tenn never got rattled, stayed composed and took care of business. We looked like a middle school girls team the last few minutes. Why has Hudson and Stone regressed this season? They were two that we should be counting on to score this season but have absolutely got worse.
     
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  7. the_alphagator1906

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    Team next year will be very talented and experienced. It sucks for guys like KA but next year we will have the talent to score. Just got to get through this year sadly.
     
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  8. gatorchamps0607

    gatorchamps0607 Always Rasta Premium Member

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    We should have stayed with Nembhard, Allen, Locke, Johnson/Ballard , Bassett most of the game. That combination had them on the ropes.
     
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  9. gatordavisl

    gatordavisl GC Hall of Fame

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    Grow up.
     
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  10. akaGatorhoops

    akaGatorhoops GC Columnist VIP Member

    Apr 10, 2007
    You should post that you are a booster and may not be willing to donate much longer.
    We haven't heard that one in a little while.
     
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  11. 108

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    I do like White and I am rooting for him, but I am not sure why Foley felt we were a program who needed to pick a coach who would learn on the job..

    The lack of balance on this team is completely on him.
     
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  12. paidinfull

    paidinfull All American

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    Make it happen then, moneybags. You're the big whale booster, yea?
     
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  13. RD_gator

    RD_gator GC Hall of Fame

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    Barnes is an experienced coach who is doing very well in the SEC/Tennessee. People in Texas were getting tired of Barnes' teams/results in the NCAAs. We'll see how well Tennessee does in the post-season - a program with a track record of mediocre success.Rick Barnes - Wikipedia

    (Since 2009, Texas could not advance past the 1st week of the NCAAs - 7x)

    White is a coach who is still developing and maybe going through growing pains. I hope that he will soon have a better appreciation to establish the post-offense and play more inside-out. Defensively, sometimes you have to just play man-to man (i.e, late in the game) at times but I like the 1-3-1 zone: it gave Florida a chance earlier in the game.
     
  14. bababooey

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    I actually am a booster! Hoops boosters are a small group. And I won't be renewing next year. I've seen enough of this guy's "approach."
     
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  15. bababooey

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    "Much longer?" LOL. I'm done after this year.

    But it's cool - I'm sure by about 2026, White will really figure it out and I'll be proven wrong.
     
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  16. paidinfull

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    I'm sure the lack of your presence will be felt program wide.
     
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  17. bababooey

    bababooey GC Legend

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    Hah. Dude, we have a difference of opinion about Coach White. No need to get salty.

    I'm sure others agree w/ me, while others will want to give it another year or 2.
     
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  18. GatorKP

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    I mean this as no disrespect. But you have a serious love for Mike White. If anybody says anything at all, you’re quick to defend him. Just curious but do you see any flaws in his coaching? Seems if we lost to an NAIA school and somebody criticized him, you would jump on that poster quite quickly. I’ll support any coach we have, but it’s okay to point out mistakes even if we have a weird unnatural love for said coach ;)
     
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  19. garygator27

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    Steal the ball, down by 2, a minute 10 seconds left, you have a 3 on 2 fast break. Instead of attacking and getting a layup, we take a three that was actually challenged nicely on transition defense by UT. Who takes the blame for that? You have to get a good shot in that situation. First half, maybe the three is ok to take there, but down 2 with a minute left, get to the basket.

    I hope we get an explanation as to why KA was not in the game the last minute. Bizarre.
     
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  20. gatorchamps0607

    gatorchamps0607 Always Rasta Premium Member

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    Getting salty is what you are doing trying to turn your back on a program while being a so called booster. If we lose a booster who would turn his back after a close loss to a top 5 team then we don't need snowflake boosters like that anyway. Good riddance.
     
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