To some degree, I think you put your finger on it right there -- 6 points, 2 blocks, within 3 minutes. We've absolutely seen glimpses of the ability to dominate, but it has generally been a run of something like 2-3 trips up and down the floor, and then he disappears. I think those who express frustration with Amir do so largely in part because from a distance, he often looks very timid and almost as if he doesn't want to be on the floor. To me, I wonder if he's not the same player, mentally, as he was in that Final Four game against Syracuse his Freshman year - he played very well, but I always remember Craft getting in his ear after he missed a bunny and saying "You gotta dunk that *#!% Amir!"
I really like this guy. We saw some flashes of a great runner his Frosh year, and he was fantastic in phenomenal in extended action against Illinois. He gets that blocking aspect down, and I think he and EzE are going to be a near-unstoppable force.
Wow! Any word whether Gene Smith will receive a bonus for this?
KBD is going to be awesome. If he gets a lot of PT next year, I think he and Loving will be on the floor together. I think Amir would find more time on the pine.
Not to be a jerk, but Custer was a cavalry commander - not calvary.
I was at South by Southwest last weekend, and sat in on a discussion with Kliff Kingsbury. Coffee just about came out my nose when, in response to a question about the recently shelved 10-second rule, he said the sentiment among the TTU staff was: "The only injuries the 10-Second Rule would have reduced were fake injuries."
Can we send a tape of RDS in the 2011 scUM game to the clown who questioned his toughness?
I will miss Craft, but this basketball team just needs to be put out of its misery.
I went last year, and it was awesome! We took this year off, but are planning to go again next year. It's cool hanging out with all the former players, but the most enjoyable part of it for me was all the fantastic people I met on the cruise.
Mind blown. Pretty sweet.
(I just can't go cold turkey without something like the occasional "RDS!")
Uh, if you play minor league baseball, you can't go back and play college baseball afterward.
I was at that McK-Moeller game, and it was a very exciting atmosphere.
Paging Cie Grant.
I think the good guys win, but I don't know whether it will be due to positive developments with our crew, or because Illinois is playing so poorly now.
Other than Q, we don't seem to have any guys who want to take 9 shots in a game. Gotta have that confidence.
I really like this kid. He just looks like he wants to take the shot when he's out there, and outside of Tank, and Q (when he's hot), we've had too many guys that look like they don't want to take the shot since the likes of Diebler and Lighty graduated.
Who's Braton Miller?
Bad gray box! Bad!
I honestly recall thinking the exact opposite, when I heard that Saban was leaving Mich. State for LSU.
Johnny Utah was a straight up baller - he even tackled well!
Congrats, Marshon. Happy for all of these young men.