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    MBB Media day videos and thoughts

    Just watched the two interviews from McDermott on Clone Zone. If those don't get you a little excited I don't know what does. I have always thought Greg has been pretty honest in his assessment of the team in the past and it just seems like he is pretty enthused about the prospects this year. Have to really believe the Gilstrap is going to help us a TON!!

    His quotes that they will be disappointed in 8th and other statements make me fully believe that NCAA is a goal for this team at a minimum. I really think they look at Missou from last year and feel if they can get in the top 4 in the league then who knows what will happen in the postseason.

    Can't wait.

    Here is a link to some of the videos

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    Re: MBB Media day videos and thoughts

    He really has the team buying into the "play as a team" philosophy this year especially, instead of looking at just one person


    "We embrace that challenge and what it presents to us. I’m going to approach all 12 games this way: We’re going to win them all. If we prepare and then go out and execute, we’re going to win all 12. Now how many are we going to end up with at the end of the year? I don’t know, and you’re right, I won’t put a number on it."- Paul Rhoads on having the toughest schedule in the Big 12

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    Re: MBB Media day videos and thoughts

    Really loved the roster comments. Hamilton leaner and stronger? Me likey!




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    Re: MBB Media day videos and thoughts

    I've never seen Brackins so level headed, confident and driven. All of these guys get me pumped for this team. Let's hang another Banner!!!


    “Also, I met a lot of Iowa State fans and I don’t want to leave any of that behind.” - DARIUS DARKS on Staying a CLONE!!!


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    Re: MBB Media day videos and thoughts

    I've got to say I'm excited to see what this group can do with the talent and the depth they have. I like that we have some older guys on the team who can really mentor and set an example for the rest of the team. It sounds like they are ready to start playing.




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    Re: MBB Media day videos and thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by CY ST8T View Post
    I've never seen Brackins so level headed, confident and driven. All of these guys get me pumped for this team. Let's hang another Banner!!!
    This. Listened to him on the ride home on KXNO. Wow.

    Kept getting asked about himself and kept going back to the team. LOVED his response to "how do you feel about other teams putting a target on your backing and thinking if they shut you down, they win".

    Seemed a bit amused by it, noted that's totally fine, his teammates will surprise them, etc.

    IMO, this team will have no lack in confident leadership and IMO, that's been a missing piece. Petey was a great floor general/leader - but wasn't that guy you depended on. Craig is both.



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    Re: MBB Media day videos and thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    This. Listened to him on the ride home on KXNO. Wow.

    Kept getting asked about himself and kept going back to the team. LOVED his response to "how do you feel about other teams putting a target on your backing and thinking if they shut you down, they win".

    Seemed a bit amused by it, noted that's totally fine, his teammates will surprise them, etc.

    IMO, this team will have no lack in confident leadership and IMO, that's been a missing piece. Petey was a great floor general/leader - but wasn't that guy you depended on. Craig is both.
    Great post. Just think about how Craig has gone from the highly-recruited and expectations of his freshman year, to hitting the freshman wall and almost quitting, to being the undisputed leader of the team and a guy with an NBA future.

    This is gonna be fun!


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




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    Re: MBB Media day videos and thoughts

    I would like to add in the past Mac has scheduled teams that would benifit his team and didnt put them in too tough of situations. Now he has upgraded that schedule a lot showing he has confidence in what this team can do.



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