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    McDermott vs. Jacobsen

    After watching Jacobsen coach this season, I got to thinking about how it compares to McDermott. Both of their styles are to stand at the edge of the coaching box with arms folded and very stoic.....I am guessing Jacobsen learned this from McDermott as this was probably his first coaching experience. UNI's players are coachable, basketball savvy ,unselfish and play as a team...who is the McDonalds all american or the star of the team????? My hope is that with Brackins and Gilstrap gone that we will have better team play and meld into the coaching style that McDermott can work with.

    I hope the intelligent posters will reply with their opinions.....I am figuring out who are the junior high graduates by their simple minded posts.



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    Re: McDermott vs. Jacobsen

    I don't think our guys were selfish. They just weren't terribly disciplined or cohesive on the court.

    edit: They also lacked basketball IQ. So many bad shots and bad fouls and often out of position defensively..


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    Re: McDermott vs. Jacobsen

    The similarities are obvious. The differences are more important, one of which appears to be that he can relate to his players on a personal level.


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    Re: McDermott vs. Jacobsen

    biggest difference is Ben has players that actually execute and make shots in the same kind of offense Greg runs. Farokmanesh has veins of steel, that kid can flat out make big shots. Our kids seem like they don't execute the very same plays with the discipline that UNI does.


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    Re: McDermott vs. Jacobsen

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    biggest difference is Ben has players that actually execute and make shots in the same kind of offense Greg runs. Farokmanesh has veins of steel, that kid can flat out make big shots. Our kids seem like they don't execute the very same plays with the discipline that UNI does.
    Yep...all the players fault at ISU.






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    Re: McDermott vs. Jacobsen

    Quote Originally Posted by number1 View Post
    After watching Jacobsen coach this season, I got to thinking about how it compares to McDermott. Both of their styles are to stand at the edge of the coaching box with arms folded and very stoic.....I am guessing Jacobsen learned this from McDermott as this was probably his first coaching experience. UNI's players are coachable, basketball savvy ,unselfish and play as a team...who is the McDonalds all american or the star of the team????? My hope is that with Brackins and Gilstrap gone that we will have better team play and meld into the coaching style that McDermott can work with.

    I hope the intelligent posters will reply with their opinions.....I am figuring out who are the junior high graduates by their simple minded posts.
    I'll tell you the biggest difference I see is that Jacobsen has won conference championships and NCAA games while coaching at UNI...something McDermott never did.



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    Re: McDermott vs. Jacobsen

    Kids that committed to UNI under McDermott that played yesterday - Egelseder, Ahelegbe and Adam Koch.



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    Re: McDermott vs. Jacobsen

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    I'll tell you the biggest difference I see is that Jacobsen has won conference championships and NCAA games while coaching at UNI...something McDermott never did.

    This is quite true. I dont think GMAC ever had much of a great conference record while coaching in the Missouri Valley. I think it was decent, but nothing like Ben Js.

    I wish there were answers to why we have struggled with Mac. There are no answers and it just seems like we are spinning our wheels doing the same exact things every year. Nothing has changed in the last 3 years and we just keep on about our business. We all wanted Mac to do so well and still do, just wish someone could point to a specific reason why we have been losing other than..... its just not going to work.

    In short.. I need legit excuses that makes me feel better!



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    Re: McDermott vs. Jacobsen

    The UNI kids yesterday seemed like they wanted to win that game badly. The score was 10-2 and they were encouraging each other and having fun playing the game. Our guys never seemed to show that much excitement during the game. I loved watching the effort and enjoyment that UNI played with yesterday and always plays with.



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    Re: McDermott vs. Jacobsen

    The first year of McDermott's tenure, me and a buddy went to the game in Cedar Falls, a fan that sat in front of us told us we got the wrong coach, Jacobsen is the guy you wanted, he did all the coaching. We didn't believe him at the time, and shrugged it off, thinking he was mad we stole his coach. After four years, I believe he was telling the truth.



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    Re: McDermott vs. Jacobsen

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    I'll tell you the biggest difference I see is that Jacobsen has won conference championships and NCAA games while coaching at UNI...something McDermott never did.
    Um, yep...thanks Mr. Obvious.

    Ben's style is EXACTLY the same as Mac's. The same offensive concepts, the same defensive concepts. The DIFFERENCES are:

    1) UNI executes, we don't
    2) UNI has tough players, physically and mentally, across the board, we don't
    3) UNI has players with high basketball IQ's across the board, we don't
    4) UNI plays hard at all times, at all stages, without question. There are 0 lapses in effort. I can't say I see that in us.

    The gameplans are the same. The styles of play are the same. UNI is just better at it all. Call it coaching, all it players, whatever. Doesn't matter. UNI is just better. And Greg, the players, the assistants, everybody has to figure out how to fix it, asap.



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    Re: McDermott vs. Jacobsen

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    biggest difference is Ben has players that actually execute and make shots in the same kind of offense Greg runs. Farokmanesh has veins of steel, that kid can flat out make big shots. Our kids seem like they don't execute the very same plays with the discipline that UNI does.
    UNI's game against KU should serve as inspiration for our team. They had to be able to see that "hey they run alot of the same stuff we do, maybe it does work if we run it right". UNI played hard, executed their gameplan and maybe most importantly is mentally tough.



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    Originally Posted by number1
    After watching Jacobsen coach this season, I got to thinking about how it compares to McDermott. Both of their styles are to stand at the edge of the coaching box with arms folded and very stoic.....I am guessing Jacobsen learned this from McDermott as this was probably his first coaching experience. UNI's players are coachable, basketball savvy ,unselfish and play as a team...who is the McDonalds all american or the star of the team????? My hope is that with Brackins and Gilstrap gone that we will have better team play and meld into the coaching style that McDermott can work with.

    I hope the intelligent posters will reply with their opinions.....I am figuring out who are the junior high graduates by their simple minded posts.
    I'll tell you the biggest difference I see is that Jacobsen has won conference championships and NCAA games while coaching at UNI...something McDermott never did.

    I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.




    Did your see the replay of Newby's gamewinning shot against Missouri....McDermott was coach then



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    Re: McDermott vs. Jacobsen

    Quote Originally Posted by bdnichols2000 View Post
    The first year of McDermott's tenure, me and a buddy went to the game in Cedar Falls, a fan that sat in front of us told us we got the wrong coach, Jacobsen is the guy you wanted, he did all the coaching. We didn't believe him at the time, and shrugged it off, thinking he was mad we stole his coach. After four years, I believe he was telling the truth.
    Jacobsen's guys play like a team. They defend as a team. They understand shot selection. They look polished and extremely well coached. That is a reflection on Jacobsen.

    McDermott's teams... well, we all know what they have played like.



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    Re: McDermott vs. Jacobsen

    Quote Originally Posted by bdnichols2000 View Post
    The first year of McDermott's tenure, me and a buddy went to the game in Cedar Falls, a fan that sat in front of us told us we got the wrong coach, Jacobsen is the guy you wanted, he did all the coaching. We didn't believe him at the time, and shrugged it off, thinking he was mad we stole his coach. After four years, I believe he was telling the truth.
    I'm not sure I can argue with this, but I really believe it's the type of player.

    I remember a thread awhile back asking what was more important...athleticsm or basketball IQ (anyone else remember this?) The great majority wanted athleticsm.

    Athleticsm is great, unless it's mentally and physically soft. This is the difference, IMO.

    Jake has guys who have been told they are too slow, not tall enough, can't jump high enough, etc their whole life. These kids have something to prove and are mentally and physically tough, with high basketball IQs. Also, they stick together...unselfish.

    Compare that with what McDermott has. Soft athletes, with zero basketball IQ.

    Athleticism is needed to compete in the Big 12. Just need to find the kids with some toughness and IQ (I'm hoping Ejim is this kind of kid).



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