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Re: Dave Rose: This is the best team I've ever coached

Post by Brayden Green » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:40 am

Mika was a black hole. Every time he got the ball he would just run lateral to the basket and throw in a wild shot. He is lucky that he got fouled on that play as often as not.

I know it sounds contradictory, but this team will be better without him. Yoeli is NBA talent, and Dastrup looks ready to contribute seriously.

Many people don't realize, or forget, that BYU's starters were third in the nation in points scored with 68 points, behind UCLA and I forget who else. The bench scoring was second to last in the nation, with just under 11 points scored. BYU had the 29th best scoring team in the nation, in spite of the dismal scrub play it received by its bench. We replaced those non-scorers with better defensive talent, who can also score.

Our returning mission people being healthy, plus our starters back, plus our net-positive transfers, is going to be one talented, deep team. BYU wins the WCC this year, barring substantial injuries. Mark it down.
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Post by Gunk » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:02 pm

I like the confidence, Brayden.

With better D and more bench, we may just get there.

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Post by BroncoBot » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:43 pm

I'm cautiously optimistic this year. UNM exhibition game (would love to go) will be revealing.

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Post by Cougs_Rule » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:03 pm

Shows intriguing potential after last night’s win at the pit. Better D for sure. Really good shooting %. Clean up those turnovers and BYU will look improved over last year.

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Post by Cougs_Rule » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:04 pm

Shows intriguing potential after last night’s win at the pit. Better D for sure. Really good shooting %. Clean up those turnovers and BYU will look improved over last year.

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Post by Mars » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:14 pm

Cougs_Rule wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:04 pm
Shows intriguing potential after last night’s win at the pit. Better D for sure. Really good shooting %. Clean up those turnovers and BYU will look improved over last year.
It looks like UNM returned about 5 players from a team that went 17-15 last year.
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Re: Dave Rose: This is the best team I've ever coached

Post by BroncoBot » Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:32 pm

UNM fans have been disappointed sine Alford left for UCLA. I lived in Abq the last 3 years. Good sign that BYU won, but not the strongest of UNM teams lately. Pit is a tough place to win either way though. Good for the Cougs.

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Post by nuk13 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:15 pm

Until shown otherwise, I take it as a good beginning. As pointed out, the pit has always been a tough venue. Isn't defense one of last years problems? If Cougs_Rule is right and defense is improved it's looking up.

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Re: Dave Rose: This is the best team I've ever coached

Post by BroncoBot » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:04 pm

nuk13 wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:15 pm
Until shown otherwise, I take it as a good beginning. As pointed out, the pit has always been a tough venue. Isn't defense one of last years problems? If Cougs_Rule is right and defense is improved it's looking up.
I think Having Shroyer (sp?) back on the bench is going to help a lot.

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Re: Dave Rose: This is the best team I've ever coached

Post by Gunk » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:44 pm

BroncoBot wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:04 pm
nuk13 wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:15 pm
Until shown otherwise, I take it as a good beginning. As pointed out, the pit has always been a tough venue. Isn't defense one of last years problems? If Cougs_Rule is right and defense is improved it's looking up.
I think Having Shroyer (sp?) back on the bench is going to help a lot.
Agree, someone that not only knows how to run a defensive scheme, but also cares.
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