Watch the Press Conference...

Discussion in 'Mens Basketball' started by CloneState1028, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. CloneState1028

    CloneState1028 Well-Known Member

    On http://www.cyclones.com

    You can tell these guys and our coach really wanted this one. It's really a shame that we've come to this situation. I think it's time for McDermott to go, but I'm really glad I'm not the one who has to sit down with him and take care of it. He's a genuine guy, and I really appreciate his efforts here at Iowa State.

    It's just unfortunate that it didn't work out.
     
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  2. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    I'll agree with all of that.
     
  3. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. It's been hard to watch...they all want to win, but there is just something missing, and it has been missing for quite some time. I feel terrible for the players especially, they've busted their ***** and have seen very little reward for it.
     
  4. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    And I agree, everyone should watch this. If you question what this game, and what winning means to these players, this video shows how much they hate to lose.
     
  5. nickwc

    nickwc Well-Known Member

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    3-9 in big 12 games that have been within 1 possession under the 4 min mark.

    GUARD PLAY
     
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  6. Final42b

    Final42b Well-Known Member

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    Wow thats depressing. I feel SOOOO badly for Craig and Marquis they deserve better.
     
  7. clone136

    clone136 Active Member

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    Those players look sick. God I feel for them...
     
  8. scyclonekid

    scyclonekid Well-Known Member

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    We have talent on this team, the team is just not coached right. No one likes to lose and it sucks for these players, but seriously this team is soft.
     
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  9. Drive4cy

    Drive4cy Well-Known Member

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    Depressing to watch.
     
  10. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

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    I left a post on the post game thread saying this team plays hard, and wants to win. I just wanted to get that out to show I agree with everyone who has posted on this...so far.

    I quoted this post, because while I agree guard play is key, I put the overall onus on 'in-game, situational' coaching. This team chokes on a regular basis, and it's not due to a lack of trying. It's execution that is lacking.
     
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  11. herbicide

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    This.

    It doesn't make me happy to say this, but these players (and staff) have learned how to lose and have a losing mentality.
     
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  12. ISUKyro

    ISUKyro Well-Known Member

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    As much as this season has been a pain for fans I can't even begin to imagine the wear a tear it does on those young men. The one thing I really agree with that coach said was it is hard to loose that type of game compared to getting completely blown out.
     
  13. scyclonekid

    scyclonekid Well-Known Member

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    It is a tough conference game in and game out you do not show up to play the whole game this is what happens, I feel bad for them, but lets face it that game was there for our taking and they did not take it.
     
  14. cyfan964

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    That was painful to watch. You have to feel for those players. Greg is a stand up, class act guy, but I'm afraid the quote, "I didn't get it done" is going to be his legacy here.
     
  15. scyclonekid

    scyclonekid Well-Known Member

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    As a coach you put players in position to win not to choke game in and game out. Good guard play really hurts this team as well, but ultimately it is the coach who needs to make crucial adjustments at crucial times in the game and that does not happen.
     
  16. swarthmoreCY

    swarthmoreCY Well-Known Member

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    This. I think DG, Colvin, and Scotty are Big 12 guards, but they need that Mike Taylor type. He would make them all better.
     
  17. nickwc

    nickwc Well-Known Member

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    craig doesn't deserve better until he starts to play harder.
     
  18. nickwc

    nickwc Well-Known Member

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    I agree. except I would go more along the lines of curtis stinson. This team could us a player like that tremendously.

    The players we have I think are fine, I think scotty is actually better than lucca, but that doesn't mean 1 scotty is better than scotty and lucca though. DG has his moments but just isn't it, would be a solid player for 15-20 min a night, not 35. Colvin will get there, but just has the freshman mistakes.

    Hopefully Phillips is that guy.

    If quez can get another year, i hope he stays. Not sure about craig, not sure if he should go pro either at this point. He will be playing in des moines if he does. Maybe they can stay, but that is way too much kool aid.
     
  19. cybookie4

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    I feel bad for mcdermott, but it doesnt change my opinion for him, i feel bad that the guys had to lose this way, but at the same time this is almost every game
     
  20. erikbj

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    I don't think it is the effort but more the style of his game this year vs. last.
     

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