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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2018, 04:38:33 pm »
i love it.  because they're all so obvious.  and right.
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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2018, 04:54:25 pm »
I'm not sure about re-booting the team, but I like Cornish better at the 2, and would like to see MacKenzie get the start at PG. With an eye for next year, I'd like to see Olaniyi and Garcia get 15 min a game the rest of the year. Ochefu too, but he's third in line at the center position, and Petras deserves to be the first of the two off the bench.

Despite (I think) losing 4 of the last 5, I still think SB can compete with any team in the AE and has a "so you're saying there's a chance" chance against Vermont.

Unrelated, according to verbal commits, SB will have 5 PG's next year.

You are correct. I too think SB can compete with any team in the AE because they do have some talented players. The problem I am seeing is, discipline.. I feel like these kids are completely lost out on the floor looking for direction. Coach Boals still has not made any one player a leader on the floor to take control. It is every man for your self attitude..

I said it earlier this week. I will give coach Boals to the end of this season to try and save face with the roster he has. Not looking to make the NCAA or even the second round. But if we continue to lose against the bottom dwellers of the AE teams, this coach will be on my **** list. Just like coach Priore is!!!!!!

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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #62 on: January 25, 2018, 09:58:53 pm »
Old  Seawolf  gave us the blueprint for the future .  Agree with everything he mapped out . We need to settle down and establish a rotation at this point in the season .

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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #63 on: January 26, 2018, 09:42:33 am »
is this the year we dont make the AE tourney?

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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #64 on: January 26, 2018, 09:55:04 am »
Here's my magic formula for saving the season.  I'm not asking for Coach to share any of his lucrative salary with me for these winning suggestions:  :)

1) At end of every practice, when players are tired, each player shoots 100 FT's.  Anyone who doesn't hit 70/100, shoots another 100.  Anyone who doesn't shoot 70/10 on this 2nd chance, doesn't play next game (you think I'm kidding here, guess again).  The point here is to get the kids to shoot them when they're tired (simulating game conditions), and to force concentration with the ultimate motive;

2) We reduce our merry-go-round lineups to 8 players, unless we get into foul trouble (which is another problem with this team - need to move our feet better).  Here is your 8-man rotation - i don't care who starts over who:

PLAYERS:  Cornish, Iroegbu, Sekunda, Petras, Sturdivant, Yeboah, Saintel, and Olaniyi.  With Sekunda out, I'll promote Almonacy to the top 8.

BENCH: Almonacy, McKenzie, Garcia, Long, Ochefu, O'Donohoe (sp?)


Do we forfeit games if the free throw competition doesnít give us a starting five?

And I count five seniors, a junior, a sophomore and a freshman among the starting eight. Are we playing the kids or arenít we? For the record, Iím for staying the course with the upperclassmen, but some sentiment is that we should turn the page already.



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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #65 on: January 26, 2018, 10:26:53 am »
Here's my magic formula for saving the season.  I'm not asking for Coach to share any of his lucrative salary with me for these winning suggestions:  :)

1) At end of every practice, when players are tired, each player shoots 100 FT's.  Anyone who doesn't hit 70/100, shoots another 100.  Anyone who doesn't shoot 70/10 on this 2nd chance, doesn't play next game (you think I'm kidding here, guess again).  The point here is to get the kids to shoot them when they're tired (simulating game conditions), and to force concentration with the ultimate motive;

2) We reduce our merry-go-round lineups to 8 players, unless we get into foul trouble (which is another problem with this team - need to move our feet better).  Here is your 8-man rotation - i don't care who starts over who:

PLAYERS:  Cornish, Iroegbu, Sekunda, Petras, Sturdivant, Yeboah, Saintel, and Olaniyi.  With Sekunda out, I'll promote Almonacy to the top 8.

BENCH: Almonacy, McKenzie, Garcia, Long, Ochefu, O'Donohoe (sp?)

3) We go to a Zone defense primarily, and encourage teams to beat us from outside behind the arc, since we're struggling with our man-to-man, and defensive rebounding;

4) We get more creative on offense, driving to the hole more, pulling up and dishing inside the paint, and running some pick and rolls;

5) We restrict 3-point attempts to the following players only: Yeboah, Cornish, Iroegbu, and Sekunda, unless it's an end-of-half desperation attempt.  No one else allowed to shoot 3's, or you find yourself on the bench;

6) We make every effort to use our Time-Outs in critical situations, with designed plays coming out of these TO's;

7) We get Jameel Warney to sign legal documentation that  binds any future male offspring of his to a Seawolves uniform in the future;

OK, so there's my blueprint.  Let's get back on track Seawolves!

I like your style of practice, OldSeawolf. THe concern I have is most of the team will have to camp out and they would never leave the floor..

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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #66 on: January 26, 2018, 10:33:06 am »
is this the year we dont make the AE tourney?

Not sure if UML is eligible yet this year, but if so, I would expect an 8-9 play-in game, no?  I know it's not on anyone's schedule, but if memory serves correct, UML isn't eligible to next year.  I may be wrong.
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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #67 on: January 26, 2018, 10:40:03 am »
Here's my magic formula for saving the season.  I'm not asking for Coach to share any of his lucrative salary with me for these winning suggestions:  :)

1) At end of every practice, when players are tired, each player shoots 100 FT's.  Anyone who doesn't hit 70/100, shoots another 100.  Anyone who doesn't shoot 70/10 on this 2nd chance, doesn't play next game (you think I'm kidding here, guess again).  The point here is to get the kids to shoot them when they're tired (simulating game conditions), and to force concentration with the ultimate motive;

2) We reduce our merry-go-round lineups to 8 players, unless we get into foul trouble (which is another problem with this team - need to move our feet better).  Here is your 8-man rotation - i don't care who starts over who:

PLAYERS:  Cornish, Iroegbu, Sekunda, Petras, Sturdivant, Yeboah, Saintel, and Olaniyi.  With Sekunda out, I'll promote Almonacy to the top 8.

BENCH: Almonacy, McKenzie, Garcia, Long, Ochefu, O'Donohoe (sp?)


Do we forfeit games if the free throw competition doesnít give us a starting five?

And I count five seniors, a junior, a sophomore and a freshman among the starting eight. Are we playing the kids or arenít we? For the record, Iím for staying the course with the upperclassmen, but some sentiment is that we should turn the page already.



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All good questions.  If the FT competition doesn't yield a starting five, perhaps we create exceptions for playing by using FT % in descending order, as the criteria for getting people on the floor.  However, in this case, Curt and Carl must make explicit reference to this anamoly during the broadcasts.  I think this would be a fair trade-off.

I'm of the elk that we stay with our best players, most of whom are upper-classmen, until we have no chance of advancing past a 7th seed in the conference.  At that point, I may lift the rule, and start playing the bench guys, which happen to be the young ones.  Again, my criteria for selecting the 8 was not based on experience per se; just playing our best players, and those were my best 8, IMO.
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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #68 on: January 26, 2018, 10:43:57 am »
Here's my magic formula for saving the season.  I'm not asking for Coach to share any of his lucrative salary with me for these winning suggestions:  :)

1) At end of every practice, when players are tired, each player shoots 100 FT's.  Anyone who doesn't hit 70/100, shoots another 100.  Anyone who doesn't shoot 70/10 on this 2nd chance, doesn't play next game (you think I'm kidding here, guess again).  The point here is to get the kids to shoot them when they're tired (simulating game conditions), and to force concentration with the ultimate motive;

2) We reduce our merry-go-round lineups to 8 players, unless we get into foul trouble (which is another problem with this team - need to move our feet better).  Here is your 8-man rotation - i don't care who starts over who:

PLAYERS:  Cornish, Iroegbu, Sekunda, Petras, Sturdivant, Yeboah, Saintel, and Olaniyi.  With Sekunda out, I'll promote Almonacy to the top 8.

BENCH: Almonacy, McKenzie, Garcia, Long, Ochefu, O'Donohoe (sp?)

3) We go to a Zone defense primarily, and encourage teams to beat us from outside behind the arc, since we're struggling with our man-to-man, and defensive rebounding;

4) We get more creative on offense, driving to the hole more, pulling up and dishing inside the paint, and running some pick and rolls;

5) We restrict 3-point attempts to the following players only: Yeboah, Cornish, Iroegbu, and Sekunda, unless it's an end-of-half desperation attempt.  No one else allowed to shoot 3's, or you find yourself on the bench;

6) We make every effort to use our Time-Outs in critical situations, with designed plays coming out of these TO's;

7) We get Jameel Warney to sign legal documentation that  binds any future male offspring of his to a Seawolves uniform in the future;

OK, so there's my blueprint.  Let's get back on track Seawolves!

I like your style of practice, OldSeawolf. THe concern I have is most of the team will have to camp out and they would never leave the floor..

Free throws is all about form and concentration.  The coaching staff can work with the kids and improve the form, but at some point the concentration needs to be addressed.  The coaches can't shoot the FT's for the kids, but they can reinforce the major importance of making them.  I believe in rewarding good performance and not rewarding poor performance.  Shooting in the low 60's as a team is absolutely inexcusable at this level, and it is high time to address this issue, IMO.
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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #69 on: January 26, 2018, 08:40:36 pm »
is this the year we dont make the AE tourney?

Not sure if UML is eligible yet this year, but if so, I would expect an 8-9 play-in game, no?  I know it's not on anyone's schedule, but if memory serves correct, UML isn't eligible to next year.  I may be wrong.
The transition up from D2 is a five year process and this is year five for them so they're fully eligible now. I'd assume the AE does an 8-9 play-in game. We're pathetic if we can't even get a 7 seed and avoid that game though. I think we'll finish better than that. As bad as we are this year, there are some real gutter tier programs in this conference.