rise and shoot are cougars well be out and get win's now her at home !!!!
I was excited about this team: slashers, dunkers, above the rim, phi slamma
jamma style. They hit a bump in the road and the wheels fell off.Their outside shooting is shaky and they can't shoot free throws. And
where is the defense? Wow, they're making every guard in the country look
like Fredette from behind the arc.Now their point guard is
complaining publicly about getting moved. Not a good sign.Sometimes
teams just can't get it together. We see it in the pros. Hope that's
not the case here.Speaking of Jimmer, he's getting minutes and
knocking them down. 15 points in 16 minutes last night. Too bad the Lakers
don't get him. They don't have anybody who can shoot. The Kings have a
lousy team with a shoot-first point guard (not Fredette). Sound familiar?
It takes several REALLY BAD games in a row to realize you've fouled things
up??? Collinsworth at point, with ball handling (C+), quickness (C-), ability to
convert free throws (D). His strongest asset is rebounding, so make him the
point??? The changes have obviously thrown off Haws as well as Carlino. The
team seems to no longer have any backbone or spirit, and that started before the
above mentioned changes.
Defense and foul shooting are an indication of mental toughness. I am sure they
spend a lot of time practicing shooting foul shots, but this is not a very tough
mental team.As for talent Haws, Mika and Collingsworth are the only
what I like to term NCAA Tournament players. There are probably 4 or 5 more that
are NIT talents. The rest are nice guys just not that talented when it comes to
playing top level college basketball. Haws can't pack them this year
because everyone is aware of him. Mika is young and Collingsworth isn't a
shooter.This is exactly what I expected of this team, next year will
even be harder if Mika serves a mission.
Sadly, BYU players may be optimistic, but nobody else is.
Defense is the key. It can help you stay in the game when your offense is
struggling. Look no further than the Ute's game with Oregon for an example
of that. The Ute's shot way below their average, but had a chance to win
the game due to good defense.
BYUAlum,I think Coach Rose is a great guy too - however the fact
that he is still running the same offense he ran when Jimmer and Jackson where
there (two very talented guards that could shoot the lights out) tells me he
cannot or will not adjust. BYU has too much talent to be limited by poor
coaching.And to all you naysayers who think that Rose is the best
coach BYU has had in years, you must be very young. I recall the teams that
Ladelle Anderson coached (Marty Haws's era) - those teams were notorious
for getting the most out of lesser talent. They ran an amazing offense where
they actually passed the ball around - several times - looking for an open shot,
big-men got good position using proper footwork, and most important they played
great team defense. Those teams went to the NCAA tourny every year - hence all
of the banners hanging in the Mariott Center.Dave Rose is a very
nice guy, however that does not necessarily translate to being a great coach.
I am also staying positive about this team.I'm positive
they're going nowhere.I'm positive they're wasting
the best years of the second-best offensive player they've had in a long
time.I'm positive that their best-case scenario is to get hot
in the WCC tournament and end up a first-round sacrificial lamb to a 4 or 5
seed.I'm positive that Matt Carlino ("Matty Bricks") is
the single most frustrating player to watch in the history of organized
sports.I leave this testimony with you in the name of Whatever Deity
Is In Charge of Inspiring Coach Rose to Bench Carlino Now, amen.
Positive attitude means little when the team is filled with selfish offensive
and lazy defenders...
Uncle Rico,After watching byu play Lola Mary Community and
Pepperdine, which team is the 5A and which is the 1A?
I believe in BYU and Dave Rose. I think they will work things out and do just
fine.All hate mongers are now excused to other blogs. Please be
civil as you leave.
The Cougars should have spent time at the free throw line last Summer. I guess
it's never too late. They need to come out in the beginning of games with
more fire in the belly. This team shows no urgency in the early going.
Too bad BYU sacrificed basketball so that the football team could go
independent.BYU in the WCC is a joke. It is like a 5A high school team
competing against 1A schoools.
We will believe it when we see it
We need another Deseret News article about a Final Four BYU basketball team in
the next few years. Fantasy is so much more pleasant than reality.
Bronson would certainly provide some much needed depth at the 4 & 5.But if I were his father I would advise against it, especially since he
has potential at an NFL career. Sadly (for the BB team), he is making the right
decision.Rose and his players are saying all the right things in
this article, but I am not so sure that the problems with this team are fixable.