The Odum Level
gametime folks, lots of ISU players sick, could be an ugly game here. My only question is how long will it take ISU to score, let's hope not 10 and a half minutes again.
it's on TV too.
it's on TV too.
One positive, and I'm serious about this one, at least we didn't have to listen to Charlie Spoonhour and his mindless drivel for 2 hours. I started to hate him when he did the Bradley game in 2000 that clinched the regular season MVC title, and he spoke so much about Bradley that you'd have thought they were completing a perfect season, not that we were clinching a championship. He has never even acknowledged we exist. And since we didn't give his son our head coaching job, he really disses us at every turn!!!On positive note ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Oh wait there wasnt anything positive about htis game . At least it was only Fox Sports Midwest ...............
That is the most optimistic post I've ever read. You should get an award. I don't know how you conjure up thoughts like that after another dismal performance, but more power to 'ya...:meditate:Richard - Why shoot 3's - His shooting % wouldn't be too bad without the 3's;
coaching staff must really believe in his future, good rebounder, not very good yet at creating off the dirbble but he sure likes to try
Martin - Games he gets to play Richard's minutes, has some of the best stats for time played at his postion, like seeing someone out there enjoying the game. We need to tap his talent better.
Tunnel - Under utilized down low, maybe he is hurt, sick, or something. How many times has he had our first several points and then we rarely get him the ball again.
Printy - has a great shot but isn't shooting to well, can we set some picks to create a little better look at the basket for him? We seem to have a hard time playing a style of ball that matches our players strength. Square pegs are really hard to fit into round holes. Not directed at JP...we don't seem to be able to make adjustments to our or other teams talent. Printy really picked up the D and looks to be an asset for the future. I really think a lot of other teams would be creating opportunity for open looks.
Harry - Just not a point. Pesses and tries to do too much...great energy, desire, may be hurt worse than we know, seems to play better when Cutter is in. He defenitely picks up the entire team but no man is an island either. I think he would deliver much more at the 2 spot.
Reed - Not a point either, good shooter and might benefit from some picks or set plays to get him better looks, please foul more (be more aggressive) seems like he could produce even more if he would be more aggressive, also seems to play better with Cutter in.
Cutter - our only real point and for all his bad press has best assist to turnover ratio at point. I looked back over each of the game stats & only game he played significant minutes was against Lamar. Pretty good contribution...Great energy & love hearing him talk on D when we sit close to the floor. He must be hurt.
Crawford - he can look so good at moments, need more moments and more strength,
Surely our goal is to win the conference tourny and we should do what it takes to do it!
In past post I have heard you say you were an athlete. What athlete ever plays a game they don't think they can find a way to win?Wow that's deep buddy! Like Indy Tree said more power to you! I am thee of little faith in the Trees.
I am sorry but Tyler Cutter is not cutting it. I think it is great that you want to turn a negative into a positive. But can you honestly tell me that you think this team has a shot in hell to win another game? let alone win in the tourney? You have got to be kidding me. We have not played a game all year where I have gone man what a well played game we really deserved that one.
You may be right on the out come but I am guessing that a coach(s) and players read our little comments. If they read them, then it is possible for it to make an impact.I wish I had your optimism my friend, I really do. Between the coaching, execution, and players on the floor I just don't see anyway this team is able to turn this thing around. Again I could be wrong, but I am 90% sure I am right. Answer this for me: Besides the fact that sometimes teams like this might turn their season around and make a late tourney run in the movies or something, what about this team makes you think that they will be able to turn it around?
I am willing to go out on a limb and say this team will win no more than 2 games the rest of the season. I am just being nice, I was half way tempted to say they might not win another game. Look saying this does not make me any less of a fan. It's like being a Cubs fan (unless you are one you don't understand what it's like to cheer for a looser). I support Indiana State 100%, I want to see them win. Their are just a lot of things in place right now that I am not happy with (coaching - current recruits) that make me feel the way I do. If that is not the way you feel about the current situation then with disagree and so be it.
Thanks for being understanding. My hope is that Latham is as good as everyone seems to think he is. I think he could help the program quite a bit. Many people on here are impressed or see room for growth with (Cutter, Richard, Printy) I don't want to necessarily throw them under the bus, but I just don't see what many of you see in these players.Morgan,
You are obviously a true fan and that is why you share your opinion. Yeah, you look at it differently than some of us and that's ok.
I understand where you are coming from when you say that you don't see anything on the floor that would suggest a "turnaround" is in the near future. Do you suggest that there is something off the floor that is causing us to struggle or do you simply think we don't have the talent?
I feel as though we have quite a bit of talent. However, we are missing key guys in key roles. I.E. Point Guard, Vocal Team Leader, Offensive Post Player, etc......... I also think that we have upperclassmen that are under-performing as a result of our continued struggles.