staring line up should be...carlino point, haws 2, halford 3, collingsworth 4,
Mika 5. This would be the most productive 5 that BYU has. Collingsworth has no
outside game but is good around the basket. Any of the 4 could push the ball up
on a fastbreak. Austin is just not productive and should not be starting. He
should come off the bench to give Mika a break. The staff needs to let Carlino
be Carlino. When he is on he is very good as evident by games like Stanford.
When he is off, they should sit him. Sharp could easily provide ALL that Austin
can give and more. Winder should also be seeing some playing time. He is a
threat from outside and no one else on the team seems to be able to hit the 3.
I've never really appreciated Coach Rose very much. He's a great guy,
but spends too much time watching the floor beneath where he sits too much, and
is not very engaged with the game right in front of him. I also do not
appreciate his game planning very much. He has the guys kick it into the, right
under the basket, where the defense collapses in on the BYU player with the
ball. Someone used the term, "over-penetration". What they need to learn
is to play the "inside-out" game. Once the ball goes inside, and defense
begins to collapse, the offensive player then kicks the ball back out to Haws or
Carlino, for an easy open 3 or jumpshot.This is just basic ball, and
these kids are not being game-planned for it.
MizzouBlue:I agree with you. Rose says he is a "man-to-man" coach
and that it's easier to rebound out of the "man". The defense has
been so bad, why not go with "man" most, or all of the time. I really
like Coach Rose and believe he is working hard to correct the problems with the
team. Everything was better against SDU. Hopefully this is a new trend. I
liked that ten guys saw playing time.
It was good to see Rose employ man to man defense. It paid off. Halford, Carlino
& Winder did a terrific job on Johnny Dees. I know San Diego is one of the
weaker teams in the WCC, but if our Cougs bring the same intensity to the
remaining games good things will happen!
Certainly hope the Mika kid is OK. Watching the game again, something
didn't seem right with him after halftime. Hope it is just a mild turn or
something. The "Y" can't afford to lose this kid.
I expect quite a different outcome for these games. LMU is probably a pretty
good team. But Pepperdine is below average. Haws learned not to
sit back for the first half like Pepperdine. His leadership is essential.
Carlino has been humbled into playing within himself. I expect him to come
back around at some point. He is so way up and way down. Middle of the
road would be nice. The extremes don't help a team. Overdependence on
a good player is bad if he disappears some times. I didn't
see so much over penetration in this last game. More midrange and short range.
Loved the movement in this game. Not so much dribble drive. Loved the
defensive pressure. Play like this, and you can play with a
Gonzaga. Go back to the dribble drive, over penetrating bunch with no passing
and no defense and we will get blown out by bad teams. This team has talent.
Start Halford at the point. Coolingsworth at 2, Haws at 3, Nate at 4 and Mika at