usfgrad84

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  1. The past year or so our offense spread the defense horizontally and we were able to out run them. If this offense starts hitting plays downfield and really stretches the field, Flowers and the backs are going to have a lot of one on situations with lineman and linebackers or DBs in the open field. I like Flowers' odds in those situations.
  2. WBB

    So we have 2 new 5 stars, Nagy who was a 5 star, Laksa a 4 star, Rader coming in as a transfer, was her former conference Freshman of the year, Ferriera hopefully coming back, Henshaw, the reigning frshman of the year plus Jespersen and Flores. A lot of talent on paper. Doubt we get over the conference hump vs UCONN, but could be able to go deeper than we ever have in the NCAA tourney.
  3. The more stretched out and spread out the field is it opens up even more room for Flowers to run. There is a good chance the offense can be even more explosive.
  4. Best thing that could have happened to the team in the off season. Should put a real chip on their shoulders going into summer and the beginning of the season. Will also keep them from reading their own press clippings and getting too full of themselves.
  5. I'm thinking Gregory is the best you were going to get. Because this program has been so bad for so long I don't see any up and coming coach taking over such a severe mess. If they are truly an up and comer, the turn around is going to take too long (in terms of coaching longevity) to keep the career on the upswing. The only other type of coach you had a chance at would have been a guy looking for his retirement gig. Someone very late in his career just looking for a paycheck in the sun. At first I did not like the 6 year deal, but I think it was a good move. Considering how few guys we have coming back I hope we don't start going after JUCO kids trying for a quick fix. I wanna see all freshman coming in and avoid building for a 2 year fix then another 3 to 4 year drought. We have a chance to reset the program now. Let's do it the right way finally. I say throw out whatever happens for next 2 years and check back where we are in 3 years.
  6. I saw a couple of problems that led to the loss. Clearly fatigue was a big problem. I commented during the game that we were losing every hustle play. Loose balls, not being able to get to their spots on defense, etc. they were completely gassed in the 2nd half. We can blame the low percentage shooting in the 2nd half, but that was their game this year. Laksa, for the most part is a sharpshooter. Pujol was on fire in the first half. She completely disappered in the 2nd half. Most of her shots were outside. It was discussed several times this year that we lacked physicality. If we had a little more of an inside presence the scoring percentage goes up and we win going away. We also don't have anyone that can penetrate and make their own shots. These were the same issues that hurt us in our losses all year (excluding UCONN). I see this past year as more of a transition year than rebuilding year There was more of a team game rather than tge Courtney Williams show of the last few years. Next year there is a good mix of experienced a young players coming back. Ferreira hopefully returns healthy. We have the last 2 conference Freshman of the year. I like Flores at point. Laksa still has 2 years to go. We have a 5 star recruit that got some game experience under her belt and if I recall a couple of highly thought of transfers coming eligible. Future looks bright for this team.
  7. 5 star freshman that played sparingly all year. Probably should not have been in. Good year. Horrible, horrible loss (any loss is horrible when up by 13 at half) what happened to Pujol in 2nd half she disappeared. Future is extremely bright Ferreira hopefully back healthy next year. a couple of good recruits coming and most of the core coming back Plus Nagy hopefully becomes a contributor
  8. Mizzou winning almost every hustle play. Girls are looking either out of gas or playing lazy. Gonna be tough to pull it out.
  9. 11 seed while Temple gets a 6th seed. Glad we are not in UCONN's Bracket, but I don't get what the committee is looking at.
  10. Changing Stony Brook now ain't gonna happen. The only chance at playoff consideration, with this schedule, is to do what UCONN girls basketball does. Go out and win every game 48-0, 60, 3 or something like that. Even then that might not even get us into the top 6 spots, let alone top 4.
  11. He comes up every time we have an opening. I'm not sure anyone can bring energy to this fan base right now.
  12. Not excited.
  13. I don't see Jose leaving, but a name to consider as a replacement is Jen Rizzotti.
  14. I like Henshaw's game. She is the only one that plays physically. I like the team and what Jose has done, but I am hoping he can bring it to the next level now. By that I mean starting to compete with Louisville, Baylor, Notre Dame teams, etc. Not just be happy to be second fiddle in the AAC. I feel we are not too far away, but need some tougher girls. I know there are a couple of good players coming in for next season.
  15. It is not just about playing UCONN. We aren't CONSISTENTLY competitive with teams ranked higher than 15. That is why I say we have reached our ceiling. How many wins against even top 20 teams over the last few years?