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    The "We have no guards" excuse...

    I think that guard play is important, but people are using it as an excuse for our abysmal results this year, as if we're a PG away from being really, really competitive.

    Rarely do teams have all of the pieces of the puzzle, yet well coached teams find a way to succeed.

    We had great guards in Stinson and Blalock but I don't think we managed a .500 record their last year. It ain't all guard play like people say and I don't believe our guard play has been so bad that it should shoulder all the blame.

    There's no reason that this team should be in 11th place in the Big 12. No reason at all. There's more talent than that and I would be surprised if others thought differently.

    At worst, I think we should be 6 or 7th in the league based on the talent that we have.

    Am I off base here???


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    Re: The "We have no guards" excuse...

    YES, others may have pieces missing but not the PG. If you are going to succeed at any level in basketball it starts with a good PG. .spelled PERIOD.


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    Re: The "We have no guards" excuse...

    But we have no guards.



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    Re: The "We have no guards" excuse...

    I would agree with this if Stinson and Blalock were also D2 walk ons.....


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    Re: The "We have no guards" excuse...

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONE2THEBONE View Post
    I think that guard play is important, but people are using it as an excuse for our abysmal results this year, as if we're a PG away from being really, really competitive.

    Rarely do teams have all of the pieces of the puzzle, yet well coached teams find a way to succeed.

    We had great guards in Stinson and Blalock but I don't think we managed a .500 record their last year. It ain't all guard play like people say and I don't believe our guard play has been so bad that it should shoulder all the blame.

    There's no reason that this team should be in 11th place in the Big 12. No reason at all. There's more talent than that and I would be surprised if others thought differently.

    At worst, I think we should be 6 or 7th in the league based on the talent that we have.

    Am I off base here???

    There is a reason this team is that low.

    Brackins is in a huge slump.

    Wes is hurt all the time

    We have no "Go To" guy.

    We have no rebounding. Jiri thinks and mostly plays and acts like a guard. Brackins doesn't want to get physical. Our best rebounder is Clark.

    Our 3 guards are walk ons who wouldn't start anywhere else.

    Do you need more reasons or shall I go on?


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    Re: The "We have no guards" excuse...

    There are times when we have 4 guys that came here as walk-ons on the court...Petersen, Haluska, Lee, and Thompson. And our best guard (Wesley) has only been healthy for 5-7 games. We are performing about as well as can be expected right now.



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    Re: The "We have no guards" excuse...

    We were 16-14 and Morgan was an awful coach. A decent coach gets that team into postseason play



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    Re: The "We have no guards" excuse...

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONE2THEBONE View Post
    I think that guard play is important, but people are using it as an excuse for our abysmal results this year, as if we're a PG away from being really, really competitive.

    Rarely do teams have all of the pieces of the puzzle, yet well coached teams find a way to succeed.

    We had great guards in Stinson and Blalock but I don't think we managed a .500 record their last year. It ain't all guard play like people say and I don't believe our guard play has been so bad that it should shoulder all the blame.

    There's no reason that this team should be in 11th place in the Big 12. No reason at all. There's more talent than that and I would be surprised if others thought differently.

    At worst, I think we should be 6 or 7th in the league based on the talent that we have.

    Am I off base here???
    YES!!

    We have the least amount of talent in the league right now. Do people not realize that most other teams don't play 1 single walk on, let alone 4?!?!



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    Re: The "We have no guards" excuse...

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    We were 16-14 and Morgan was an awful coach. A decent coach gets that team into postseason play
    Like Morgan did in 2005? Losing to eventual National Champs UNC in the 2nd round. Taggart, Jessan, and Jiri as a soph(pre McD butt whoopin). They arent exactly protypical big men. If we had even average big men we win more. Its just like the opposite problem were having this year with the guards.


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    Re: The "We have no guards" excuse...

    Did I mention the 05 team? I am pretty sure I was talking about the 06 team.

    Morgan was a bad coach and even worse at controlling his players. If people think that this team is hard to watch, I want you to think back to that 06 team. Twice the talent and the same amount of wins as we will have this year. The players got into altercations every single game. It was embarrassing.



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    Re: The "We have no guards" excuse...

    Would you rather have all new guards, or all new post players? Either way it's going to be ugly.



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    Re: The "We have no guards" excuse...

    Who knows what that team could've done if they had decided to play hard the whole season. One thing is for sure, they would've been better than an 8 seed, avoiding UNC in the 2nd round.
    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    Like Morgan did in 2005? Losing to eventual National Champs UNC in the 2nd round.



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    Re: The "We have no guards" excuse...

    all new post players easy. If you got a guard that can get them the ball in good position new posts will score.


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    Re: The "We have no guards" excuse...

    We were a .500 team the year before Tinsley came to town.

    I rest my case



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    Re: The "We have no guards" excuse...

    Hate to break it to ya, but the Stinson and Blaylock teams could have beaten this team.


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