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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #60 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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