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    MBB Depth

    From what I've seen in the first two games, I like the starting five; it could be competitive in the Big 12. My main question/concern has to do with the depth. What are your thoughts?



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    Re: MBB Depth

    We need some. And fast.



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    Re: MBB Depth

    It could get better when phillips is fully healthy. I wish we had a big man on the bench that was experience.



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    Re: MBB Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    It could get better when phillips is fully healthy. I wish we had a big man on the bench that was experience.
    If that were the case he wouldn't be on the bench.



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    Re: MBB Depth

    We've got no rebounding presence off the bench. That will be an issue as fouling and freshman forward go together like macaroni and cheese.


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    Re: MBB Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneCurt View Post
    From what I've seen in the first two games, I like the starting five; it could be competitive in the Big 12. My main question/concern has to do with the depth. What are your thoughts?
    Let's hope that Freddy has them, as Tinsley would say, on a track scholarship because with the fast break offense and tough D that he wants to run there are going to be serious depth issues at times this year. I predict there will be times with each player that Coach Hoiberg has to play them more minutes than he would like in a game(s) this year.


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    Re: MBB Depth

    It's no secret that the team this year is faced with some obvious roster limitations. They should have some success when the defense is clicking and the shots are dropping - not so much when they are not. The key is to lay the foundation for how Fred wants the program to develop. This is more important than any shortcomings that may or may not be exposed this year.



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    Re: MBB Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneCurt View Post
    From what I've seen in the first two games, I like the starting five; it could be competitive in the Big 12.
    Really? The 4 and the 5 are both 3's and the 3 is a 2. Besides having three guys out of position, what else do you like so much about the starting five?

    Give these guys a break. Enjoy their effort. It's not their fault so many pieces are missing. That would be Chewbacca's fault.



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    Re: MBB Depth

    It was good to see us playing all non-starters at the end against Alabama State. However, I think our lack of depth will lead to us getting tired and having poor second halves.


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    Re: MBB Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    Really? The 4 and the 5 are both 3's and the 3 is a 2. Besides having three guys out of position, what else do you like so much about the starting five?

    Give these guys a break. Enjoy their effort. It's not their fault so many pieces are missing. That would be Chewbacca's fault.
    I don't think that anyone was blaming the players for the missing pieces



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    Re: MBB Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by IowaStateClones View Post
    I don't think that anyone was blaming the players for the missing pieces
    My point is: don't set them up to fail with unrealistic expectations. The guy who says in November "I think they will be competitive in the Big 12" is the guy who says in February "this team sucks, they should be competitive in the Big 12". Losing touch with reality over two slappie wins in November isn't fair to the team.



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    Re: MBB Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    My point is: don't set them up to fail with unrealistic expectations. The guy who says in November "I think they will be competitive in the Big 12" is the guy who says in February "this team sucks, they should be competitive in the Big 12". Losing touch with reality over two slappie wins in November isn't fair to the team.
    Exactly why a lot of people are melting down over a 5 win FB team getting 5 wins.

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    Re: MBB Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonez7 View Post
    It was good to see us playing all non-starters at the end against Alabama State. However, I think our lack of depth will lead to us getting tired and having poor second halves.
    My biggest concern is foul trouble. I think that's where we're really going to be hurt in Big XII play.



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    Re: MBB Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by ce1 View Post
    We've got no rebounding presence off the bench. That will be an issue as fouling and freshman forward go together like macaroni and cheese.
    Godfrey is a good rebounder, but I agree with your second statement. Ejim and Godfrey both like to go over the back for offensive rebounds. They will need to be smarter or end up on the bench like Ejim did against NAU.


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    Re: MBB Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    My point is: don't set them up to fail with unrealistic expectations. The guy who says in November "I think they will be competitive in the Big 12" is the guy who says in February "this team sucks, they should be competitive in the Big 12". Losing touch with reality over two slappie wins in November isn't fair to the team.
    I think there is potential for them to be competitive in the B12. There will most likely be a few nites where we lose in grand fashion, but people overestimate the problems of playing guys "out of position". A guy like Jamie is a mismatch for the other team's big in many situations. Same for Jake if he's got a 3 guarding him off the dribble. Fred has less flexibility than other coaches with our lineup which will hurt, but I think there is some potential here for 5-7 conference wins based on what I've seen.



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