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    Team Identity

    After almost 4 years, I still have no clue what Coach Mac wants his team's identity to be. What do we emphasize? What do we want to do exceptionally well?

    Missouri has 40 minutes of hell, K-State is super-physical, Colorado is a run and gun team, etc. Hell, even Nebraska has an identity. Where is ours?

    I thought it would be tough defense but that's obviously not the case. We are all over the place each game.

    This thread isn't another one to bash Mac or the team, I just really wish we had a strong identity. I think that would translate to more wins.



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    Re: Team Identity

    Yes this is a major concern to me.



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    Re: Team Identity

    This is my main concern. I will stick to my belief that you will see an identity next year. From what i know and have heard, Mac is very concerned about the identity issue too but right now IMO is not a good time to try and completely change.


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    Re: Team Identity

    Great guard play.


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    Re: Team Identity

    I don't want to say what it really is... Things will turn around once we find a good one!



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    Re: Team Identity

    I think currently the identity is 'get Brackins the ball.'


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    Re: Team Identity

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    This is my main concern. I will stick to my belief that you will see an identity next year. From what i know and have heard, Mac is very concerned about the identity issue too but right now IMO is not a good time to try and completely change.
    I applaud your optimism, but there are no facts to back up your belief.



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    Re: Team Identity

    Identity, being the doormat for the BIG12 for the next 5 years - now ask, how does this affect recruiting?



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    Re: Team Identity

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    I applaud your optimism, but there are no facts to back up your belief.
    There are facts to know that he is concerned about that. I didn't say that identity would work but I will bet you see one of some sort.


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    Re: Team Identity

    Having a team identity is a product of what the coach brings to the table...it is not something that a coach can wake up one morning and say, let's give this a try or let's be like Duke...the coach has to believe in a system and get his team to believe in it. Yes, having the right personnel is a requirement to execute a system that creates your identity but great coaches can even get the wrong personnel to begin to play to this identity.

    My point is...either McD has one and can deliver it or he doesn't have one. If he doesn't have one then he needs to move on.



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    Re: Team Identity

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    Identity, being the doormat for the BIG12 for the next 5 years - now ask, how does this affect recruiting?
    You fight with Drake, Evansville, and Creighton for recruits.



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    Re: Team Identity

    identity - use the "hey sweetheart, you know I'm on the basketball team right?" line as much as you can now, because soon even skanks won't respect us



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    Re: Team Identity

    our team identity on defense-
    play like a matador for at least 5 minutes a game to fall almost completely out of it.
    our team identity on offense-
    let dg dribble the air out of the ball at the top of the key for 20 seconds, then have it get stolen for a breakaway dunk, or dribble into the lane and throw it 10 times harder then necessary at the bottom of the rim-to be rebounded and outletted for a breakaway dunk



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    Re: Team Identity

    I think HB should be blamed for letting the air out of this teams sail



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    Re: Team Identity

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    After almost 4 years, I still have no clue what Coach Mac wants his team's identity to be. What do we emphasize? What do we want to do exceptionally well?

    Missouri has 40 minutes of hell, K-State is super-physical, Colorado is a run and gun team, etc. Hell, even Nebraska has an identity. Where is ours?

    I thought it would be tough defense but that's obviously not the case. We are all over the place each game.

    This thread isn't another one to bash Mac or the team, I just really wish we had a strong identity. I think that would translate to more wins.
    Colorado is far from run and gun, and if you know nebraska has identity, what is it? cause i don't know.

    I think we lack what he wants our identity to be and that is have good, strong guards who can rebound, create shots, and knock down shots.



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