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    Mike Taylor is killing us!!!!!!

    He is the most frustrating player I have ever watched. He has so much talent but it all goes to waste becuase he has absolutely no basketball IQ. He thinks it is street ball out there. Quit freakin turning the ball over!!!! He has been a liability in the past two games and I truly believe is the reason we lost. This, of course, is all relative to the output we know he is capable of. I have never yelled at the TV as much as I have the past two games.

    I know everyone here loves to kiss GMac's *** and I love him to and believe he has us going in the right direction but I have really questioned his coaching the past few games. Why isn't Cory Johnson in there? Why on earth is Brock Jacobson in the game if he's not going to hit a shot. He is not a Big XII caliber player. If he doesn't have 5 seconds to set up he can't make it. The game is too fast and athletic for him to be on the floor. I can only trust two guys to bring it every game right now and that is Wesley and Jiri. Rashon plays defense but is a terrible offensive player. We have absolutely no offense and if Taylor is turning it over every other possession, there is no way we can win. I know I'm babbling but it is so frustrating to watch a team play so poorly when we know they are able to play so much better.

    OUR OFFENSE IS TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ok I feel a little better. Not much though. This team makes me want to puke. I know we had low expectations but I will always expect to beat the Colorado's and KSU's of the world, especially at Hilton.



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    Re: Mike Taylor is killing us!!!!!!

    When LOW expectations meet reality, like Larry Eustasy used to say: "This is what you get."

    I really did NOT expect much from this team this year and thats about it for this season, just get ready for next year.

    To beat teams like K-State even in Hilton, gmac needs to find a whole lot more talent or there will be a lot more nights like this one!



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    Re: Mike Taylor is killing us!!!!!!

    My poiint is who will you replace Mike with? Brock? Dodie? Little McIntosh? Mike plays better at pell mell than methodical. Who were the leading scorers? Wesley was held down due to rough play of KSU. Next year the No 1 class comes to KSU. Arms war continues.


    Last edited by Wesley; 01-20-2007 at 03:02 PM.
    CFH HMagic bball season next year.
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    Re: Mike Taylor is killing us!!!!!!

    I guess it's pretty obvious why GMac recruited 3 guards for next year.

    Our guards combined for 5-26 against Colorado and 9-29 against K State.



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    Re: Mike Taylor is killing us!!!!!!

    That is exactly the point, There is nobody to replace him. Mac has no options, if Mike Taylor plays well so do the Cyclones. Sorry Folks but the cupboard is pretty much bare. If Mike Taylor does not play, we get beat by 25 points, with him playing poor we lose by nine and show a glimmer of hope at times.



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    Re: Mike Taylor is killing us!!!!!!

    I love Brock, but simply is NOT at the Big 12 speed required to achieve good things. He let a couple big threes happen because he was a step too slow and he NEVER can get a shot off because it takes him awhile to get his release.


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    Re: Mike Taylor is killing us!!!!!!

    Let'ds get Curry and Mike Smith on the floor before Brock next time. He is not contributing.


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    Re: Mike Taylor is killing us!!!!!!

    Taylor did have a bad game but the rest of the team did little to help. As much as I like Rashon Clark, he is an offensive liability. He cannot dribble, pass, or hit a jumper to save his life. I love his attitude and he works very hard but I afraid to say that he may have peeked as an offensive player. The team does look slow and lacks strength but it may take a year or two of recruiting and strength training to compete for a big 12 title.



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    Re: Mike Taylor is killing us!!!!!!

    Currie plays great D at least and is quicker than Brock.


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    Re: Mike Taylor is killing us!!!!!!

    The sad part is that when Mike looks in the box score, he's going to think he did his part because he ended up with 20 points. It was the worst 20 point game I have ever seen. We can't win without Mike. That is a fact. We will also never win comfortably because we have Mike.



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    Re: Mike Taylor is killing us!!!!!!

    I've never seen someone with a slower shot release than Brock Jacobson. In addition, he hardly jumps so the release point is lower than normal. Oh, and he doesn't make the shot either.

    As for Taylor, he's the best we got. You take the good with the bad and he's certainly had plenty of shining moments this season.



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    Re: Mike Taylor is killing us!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by coachdags View Post
    That is exactly the point, There is nobody to replace him. Mac has no options, if Mike Taylor plays well so do the Cyclones. Sorry Folks but the cupboard is pretty much bare. If Mike Taylor does not play, we get beat by 25 points, with him playing poor we lose by nine and show a glimmer of hope at times.
    Umm, nobody should be surprised. Just because we lost a close game at home to Kansas, doesn't make us a post-season team all of a sudden. I always thought we'd win 15-16 games this year. That means we're only going to go about 4-8 the rest of the season, but that doesn't mean I'm down on the team. I just have realistic expectations. If anyone thinks we're going to go 8-4 instead and end up 19-10 is dreaming. Our team is getting better, but next year is where there will be the real improvement.



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    Re: Mike Taylor is killing us!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    My poiint is who will you replace Mike with? Brock? Dodie? Little McIntosh? Mike plays better at pell mell than methodical. Who were the leading scorers? Wesley was held down due to rough play of KSU. Next year the No 1 class comes to KSU. Arms war continues.
    I don't think you replace Mike to bring in somebody better, because obviously we don't have that. If Mac pulls him it would be to reinforce that he needs to play more under control and take care of the basketball. I also could care less that Taylor was our leading scorer...he scored all of his points with the game basically out of reach. I know they all go into the scoring column, but at least half of those points were meaningless by that time. I'm just hoping he breaks out of his slump soon, because as we've seen the last couple games, when he's not on we're much too easy to defend. This year we're just going to have to live with some inconsistency because of a lack of depth. The toughest part as fans is dealing with the inconsistency, because just 2 games and 6 minutes ago, we were all having stars in our eyes thinking of a 5-0 start in the Big 12, while now we're looking at starting 2-5 if we don't pull a big upset in the next two.



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    Re: Mike Taylor is killing us!!!!!!

    You take the good,
    You take the bad,
    You take them both and there you have the facts of life.

    Unfortunately, Mike Taylor is the best we've got. Next year we will be SO much better. We all have to be extremely patient the rest of the season because its gonna be a struggle to make the NIT. If we do make the NIT I will be very happy. Help is on the way, next year will be SO much better.



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    Re: Mike Taylor is killing us!!!!!!

    He's like Mike Nurse was his first year? Put in as PG and struggled and had mistakes.

    In comes Tinsley, Nurse moved to shooting guard and Nurse was much better.

    It will be the same next year when Garrett starts as PG and Taylor moves to shooting guard.



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