According to ESPNs Greenberg, we may want to double team him. http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=22125320
Posts made by StLJhawk
RE: Sam Cunliffe: MIA
@HighEliteMajor I agree, it seems Self has dialed back the quick hook a bit this year, thankfully. Though Cunliffe might think otherwise.
Not agreeing as much on not seeing Cunliffe having anything over Garrett or Malik. Those two have had a lot of game minutes to show their stuff (and I’ve not been impressed with what I’ve seen vs minutes given). Cunliffe hasn’t had a tenth of those minutes to shine - or to fail. Of course, as mentioned before, I’m not the Hall of Fame coach who sees them all in practice every day, so I could very well be completely wrong. Regardless, practice and game minutes aren’t the same, and I’d sure like to see the kid get at least 15 unyanked minutes just once to prove himself. Sure doesn’t seem like it would be that big of a dangerous step down in quality over the other two that it would actually change the outcome of a game where the matchups looked okay for doing this.
Lastly, my memory aint what it used to be and I’m hazy about remembering the Reed/Morningstar thing. Are you saying if we played them less and played Selby and __________ more and we’d have won an NC? Not disagreeing, just can’t remember.
RE: Sam Cunliffe: MIA
Nice post and I agree, the sample size is too small to judge. The Mitch analogy is well taken. More minutes now might well pay dividends later this year. I realize we aren’t privy to what Self sees in practice, and of course he’s the Hall of Famer and I’m a lowly board rat. But on the other hand, it’s not like Malik or Garrett (while certainly contributing) are lighting up the stat sheets either.
Again, not saying Sam is NBA material, but the potential for him to contribute Mitch-like minutes, seems reasonable to me.
RE: West Virginia Mountaineers - Big Monday - 8 pm ESPN
Wow, didn’t know that two of my favorite players in both Pro hoops and baseball (West and Brett) are alums there. As usual, nice research and pics wrwlumpy!
Love the comment above on this is the place whistles go to die. That being the case, I’d like to see Sosinski and DeSousa get in some hard tackles, er, I mean, aggressive play, while giving Doke some breathers. You know, just to let em know we’re not all small wiry guards
RE: Playing at the Field House
@cragarhawk I’m afraid I have to disagree about always being loud. I think that would actually lessen the effect of the crowd.
It’s like music - the notes you don’t play are as important as the ones you do. Where the swell of volume and tempo adds life and drama to a piece.
Think of a constant loud environment like factory… it simply becomes a drone you can tune out after awhile. Now think of a quiet room where you are watching a fuse burn towards a big firecracker. When it hits, and you know it will eventually, the tension waiting for it can be as excruciating for the opposing team as it is welcome for our players, you know it’s going to be really loud and usually quite disruptive. The energy builds, self-feeding, between the fans and players, growing like a living thing, and everybody in the room feels it. At times, it must almost be terrifying to opposing teams.
I think is much better than forcing a constant roar, and believe it plays a large part in why it is such a special place. We don’t have to drunkenly scream the entire time like a teenage girl at a Beatles concert. Our fans know bad plays from good plays, and the players know we do. This is enough for them. They know that all it takes is one good stuff, one dunk, one stone-cold 3 pointer and the entire place will explode just because of their play. It makes them yearn for it.
I think it’s perfect just the way it is. Yes, it’s good to be a Jayhawk, especially at home games!
RE: Who's playing in #14 uni?
I’m thinking Coach told Newman, do or die tonight, son. I think he might have had more points tonight than his entire season combined.
With DG 1-11 early on and looking gassed later (though still getting big buckets and steals), Vick a no-show again (on offense) and Sam getting the fastest hook from Self I’ve seen of anyone all year, we don’t win this without Newman - which is something I wasn’t sure I’d say this year at all, but am happy to cough up right here.
Did I notice Doke with different mechanics at the line too? Less jerky maybe?
Anyways, nice, must have win tonight. Sure wish Drew and Faylor wouldn’t have choked at WVA, but sorta saw it coming in a mile away. If they had to lose it least it was in a humiliating way!
Nice win to save having two home losses in a row since the Dark Ages. Hopefully followed real, and real good, news on fresh blood tomorrow…