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I'm Ron Burgundy


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Comment 01 Feb 2016

Are we talking about Laquinton Ross?  I'm fairly certain Lyle scored more points in a single game than Ross did his entire season as a frosh. Ross barely even saw the floor (due to his late qualifying).

Comment 01 Feb 2016

To play devil's advocate, are these not mismatches because of the depth and quality of the SEC versus the other conferences?  Like it or not, Northwestern won 10 games this year and was any way you slice it the #4 or #5 B1G team this year.  They lost by 1 million to Tennessee, probably at best the #6/7 SEC team, that I'm sure most of us blasted Bama for playing a close game with.

The point is, the middle of the SEC is just plain better than the middle of all the other conferences. Granted, I don't think the top and bottom of the SEC is any better than the B1G or other conferences, but they do have undeniable depth. Built in advantages and all.   

Comment 01 Feb 2016

Herein lies the main problem with this team. There's 10 different opinions on here who should be starting/sitting. We seem to have this large collection of tweener guys with various strengths and weakness, and thus far Thad is also unable to find the right combinations. Problem is none of the players really separate themselves as leaders or go to guys who HAVE to be on the court. Tate is probably the one guy who does that through his effort and intensity, but he has a major size limitation which depending on the matchup negates his usefulness.

To me, the 2 guys not pulling their weight are Lyle and Loving.  So if we want to resurrect Lyle at the 2, those minutes should come at the expense of Loving.

Comment 29 Jan 2016

If we finish the regular season 19-12 (11-7) with a neutral win of UK, 1 of the home upsets you list, + an implied home win against top 40 Michigan, and some other respectable top 100ish wins we already have, we are in. But would probably need 1 win in B1G tourney to seal the deal.  I think you'll be surprised how well we will stack up with other bubble teams by the time it is all said and done, IF they finish as you said.

Comment 28 Jan 2016

Can't blame the coaches for all of this. Seemed like a pretty good set with Tate on the drive, kicks to an open Diop who double clutches and out thinks himself and makes a mess of it.

Comment 28 Jan 2016

I know Thad doesn't want to "lose" Lyle completely, but man, we are just trying to tread water while he's in the game and Harris is on the bench.

Sidenote, the offense just feels much more settled and relaxed when Mitchell's in the game.

Comment 28 Jan 2016

I couldn't even say how many times in the 2nd half of the year when they went to a replay of an unsuccessful passing play, be it a sack, incompletion, whatever, where Braxton was abusing his defender and either wide open or open enough to warrant a quick hitting pass. JT really did not look his way much at all for whatever reason.  Which I still put on the coaching staff, needed to make him the primary receiver more often.

Comment 26 Jan 2016

His lack of targets in the passing game was just unfathomable.  In addition to this performance, I think his tape is going to show that he was open this year. A LOT.  And for whatever reason our QBs did not look his way much, especially JT.

I don't know guess I'm biased, but if I know I have Braxton Miller working the slot running drags past linebackers and posts/corners on safeties, I'm throwing it his way early and often.

Comment 22 Jan 2016

Pretty much spot on. I think our ceiling is 19-12 (11-7) regular season. Assume then a winnable B1G tourney game, and then a loss and we are 20-13.  It will depend on the other bubble candidates, but we played a pretty tough schedule, and I think if all the above happens you'll be surprised how well we stack up against the other teams.

Unfortunately I side with you and think most likely we go 18-13 or 17-14 and will need a run in the B1G tourney to make it.