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    Encouraged.... but am reminded of 2010

    OK... I've been to a couple games and am really excited about what Hoiberg has going. But I keep remembering last year when we went 6-0 and then dropped 3 straight. Tell me this year is different! If we can win the next two and then play Cal tough I'll start guzzling the koolaid.



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    Re: Encouraged.... but am reminded of 2010

    this year is different. Last year was 2009. this is 2010.



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    Re: Encouraged.... but am reminded of 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneJob View Post
    OK... I've been to a couple games and am really excited about what Hoiberg has going. But I keep remembering last year when we went 6-0 and then dropped 3 straight. Tell me this year is different! If we can win the next two and then play Cal tough I'll start guzzling the koolaid.
    We will have plenty of losses this year.

    You can be encouraged that Chewy is not in charge and the team will continue to hustle.


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    Re: Encouraged.... but am reminded of 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    this year is different. Last year was 2009. this is 2010.
    Last season is considered 2010.



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    Re: Encouraged.... but am reminded of 2010

    Have you watched or listened to any of the games? If so, you shouldn't need anyone to tell you what is different. The only thing the same is the record.

    But here's my summary anyway:

    Last year we had great expectations and no chemistry. Then the team fell apart due to chemistry issues, attitudes, lack of leadership, injuries and people just plain quitting.

    This year we have no expectations and great chemistry. Even is this team battles injuries and puts up the same record as last year, it will be a successfully season, because most were not expecting a .500 record coming into the year.



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    Re: Encouraged.... but am reminded of 2010

    If you can't tell that this year is different, then you're just a lost cause anyway.



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    Re: Encouraged.... but am reminded of 2010

    We had some nice blow outs early on last year. Brackens was clicking early on, he hit 28 against Mississippi Valley State and snagged 12 boards playing half the game. We looked great through 6 games. I've been to a few games this year and listened to several. The main difference I've noticed is we can get hot from the three pt line. On Wed we were at 80% 3s for most the first half. Hope we can keep it up.



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    Re: Encouraged.... but am reminded of 2010

    See that wasn't so hard.



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    Re: Encouraged.... but am reminded of 2010

    I'm not reminded at all. I saw each game last year and each of these games is different than last year's games.

    No problems here seeing a difference.
    Can't wait until our next thread in a couple of hours to see the same idea.


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    Re: Encouraged.... but am reminded of 2010

    It's completely different but we can still lose 3 (or more) in a row against good teams. We've played 1 team all year that can be considered "good" by any stretch of the imagination. Regardless of our schedule it certainly feels like things are moving in the right direction.



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    Re: Encouraged.... but am reminded of 2010

    Would people be happier if we lost the last 5 games just so the start of the season wasn't so easy to compare????



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    Re: Encouraged.... but am reminded of 2010

    We've had more "easy" buckets this season than pretty much all of last year (may be a slight overexaggeration). Last year we were beating teams early simply because we outmatched them talent wise. This year we are beating teams with coaching and our style of play. It's fun to watch.

    One thing that always bugged me about Mac is that he would try to get our line up to match-up well with the opposition rather than forcing the opposition to guard us. Fred seems to be doing that well.



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    Re: Encouraged.... but am reminded of 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    We've had more "easy" buckets this season than pretty much all of last year (may be a slight overexaggeration). Last year we were beating teams early simply because we outmatched them talent wise. This year we are beating teams with coaching and our style of play. It's fun to watch.

    One thing that always bugged me about Mac is that he would try to get our line up to match-up well with the opposition rather than forcing the opposition to guard us. Fred seems to be doing that well.
    Nice summary. I'm not sure you're exaggerating at all.

    And that part about imposing ourselves on our opponents instead of responding to them....nice point.


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    Re: Encouraged.... but am reminded of 2010

    If I see a German standing on the perimeter in our offense then I'll be concerned.



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    Re: Encouraged.... but am reminded of 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydar View Post
    If I see a German standing on the perimeter in our offense then I'll be concerned.
    Hah. During the drake game when Scotty was going off i just said 'i hope he doesnt leave for germany now'



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