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    Response to frustrations

    I am a new member because I too was frustrated with the team (sic). We do not need a new coach----quite contrary we have a really good coach. I am not just a fan, I was a good player until I retired. How many of the people who post here have actually played much ball??? From my perspective we need a point guard real bad. One who sees the court and does not have to control the ball and dribble all the time. One who has speed, quickness and agility(footwork) side-to-side and back and forth for both offense and defense. Diante Garret is not a point guard but he is what we have. I think McDermott has really increased the athleticism but at a cost of team chemistry. When he has a chance to develop Christopherson and Colvin and Buckley it will make a dramatic increase in the teams competiveness from having a true point guard.



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    Re: Response to frustrations

    Hi Fred.



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    Re: Response to frustrations

    The "I played basketball so I automatically know more than you do" argument. My favorite!



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    Re: Response to frustrations

    Ha ha.......I was just going to post "let the guessing game begin". Nice to get some insight from someone who actually knows what they're talking about.



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    Re: Response to frustrations

    Quote Originally Posted by number1 View Post
    I am a new member because I too was frustrated with the team (sic). We do not need a new coach----quite contrary we have a really good coach. I am not just a fan, I was a good player until I retired. How many of the people who post here have actually played much ball??? From my perspective we need a point guard real bad. One who sees the court and does not have to control the ball and dribble all the time. One who has speed, quickness and agility(footwork) side-to-side and back and forth for both offense and defense. Diante Garret is not a point guard but he is what we have. I think McDermott has really increased the athleticism but at a cost of team chemistry. When he has a chance to develop Christopherson and Colvin and Buckley it will make a dramatic increase in the teams competiveness from having a true point guard.
    Great job of throwing Diante under the bus while defending McD.

    By the way, how long will it take our "really good coach" to develop Buckley?


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    Re: Response to frustrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Ha ha.......I was just going to post "let the guessing game begin". Nice to get some insight from someone who actually knows what they're talking about.
    Did that happen in this thread? I must have missed it.


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    Re: Response to frustrations

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    The "I played basketball so I automatically know more than you do" argument. My favorite!
    Has a heck of a lot more clout then the "I am an armchair coach so I automatically know more then you do"



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    Re: Response to frustrations

    DG is not the issue. End of story.



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    Re: Response to frustrations

    Quote Originally Posted by number1 View Post
    I am a new member because I too was frustrated with the team (sic). We do not need a new coach----quite contrary we have a really good coach. I am not just a fan, I was a good player until I retired. How many of the people who post here have actually played much ball??? From my perspective we need a point guard real bad. One who sees the court and does not have to control the ball and dribble all the time. One who has speed, quickness and agility(footwork) side-to-side and back and forth for both offense and defense. Diante Garret is not a point guard but he is what we have. I think McDermott has really increased the athleticism but at a cost of team chemistry. When he has a chance to develop Christopherson and Colvin and Buckley it will make a dramatic increase in the teams competiveness from having a true point guard.
    Hopefully this will be your last post.

    If DG is not a point guard and is playing as a point guard we have a coach who should be fired.

    If he is the only choice as point guard he should be fired for not recruiting all needed positions.

    You DO NOT develop point guards... you recruit them.



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    Re: Response to frustrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    Has a heck of a lot more clout then the "I am an armchair coach so I automatically know more then you do"
    Yeah I agree....there are certain things you learn playing the game that the lay person probably does not understand. Just being at practice and going through drills has a pretty good affect on a guy's intellect for the game, and I wasn't even a very good player.



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    Re: Response to frustrations

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    DG is not the issue. End of story.
    HA


    NHL teams need to be added to the favorite teams section.

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    Re: Response to frustrations

    I remember the good ol days when people, old or new, could make a thread and not be run off the forums by the good ol boys club.

    It's extremely refreshing to have a new opinion and a unique point of view.



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    Re: Response to frustrations

    Quote Originally Posted by number1 View Post
    I am a new member because I too was frustrated with the team (sic). We do not need a new coach----quite contrary we have a really good coach. I am not just a fan, I was a good player until I retired. How many of the people who post here have actually played much ball??? From my perspective we need a point guard real bad. One who sees the court and does not have to control the ball and dribble all the time. One who has speed, quickness and agility(footwork) side-to-side and back and forth for both offense and defense. Diante Garret is not a point guard but he is what we have. I think McDermott has really increased the athleticism but at a cost of team chemistry. When he has a chance to develop Christopherson and Colvin and Buckley it will make a dramatic increase in the teams competiveness from having a true point guard.
    I think you speak alot of truth here. Frankly, if Colvin grows up and this Phillips kid turns out to be a readymade Big12 point guard, we could be better next year in spite of the fact that Brackins and/or Gilstrap may be gone. Hard to fathom that, but, yes a good point guard really does make a huge difference.

    I don't blame DG, in fact I really admire everything he has done for the program, but being inserted as a starting Big 12 point guard is bit more than he can chew.



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    Re: Response to frustrations

    What Warder said.

    I definitely believe we need a PG, but what about the rebounding and defensive issues?



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    Re: Response to frustrations

    If DG is not a point guard, then whose fault is it that we don't have a true point guard?



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