Ever get the feeling Fran is coaching little league?

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by longtimer, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. longtimer

    longtimer Well-Known Member

    Seems like several starters are out within the first 5 minutes (I think Cook was out this past game at about the minute mark)and Connor and Daily are both logging major minutes by the 10 minute mark. Maybe Fran should think about letting the same 5 play a bit longer together. Maybe it would help the chemistry. I coached both my son in baseball and daughter in softball and I made sure everyone got to play, but I'm not sure that should apply to college basketball?

    And while I'm on my morning rant can you posters that keep suggesting we will be good in 2 years maybe quit for awhile? I have been hearing that for the better part of 9 years and I'm kind of down on Groundhog day especially after this winter. Thanx
  2. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    Fran is much quicker to sub 3 or 4 guys at a time, where you don't see that so much from most coaches. It's almost like hockey line changes.
  3. Hawk90

    Hawk90 Well-Known Member

    I've noticed that as Conner's minutes increased so did the team's misfortunes.
  4. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    Connor played a ton at the beginning of the year and was probably our second best guard for the first 10 games or so. Did his minutes really increase the last 6 games or so or are you just looking for reasons to dis him?
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  5. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    Most years the people saying that have been right. The problem is that some people's definition of "good" changes to just higher than where we finish.
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  6. homes

    homes Well-Known Member

    In Big Ten play, his minutes in wins is 18.2/game, and his minutes in losses is remarkably, 18.2/game.

    In this 4 game losing streak his minutes have actually been less, 16.75. So, it's not minutes, but his play has not been as good - 4.75 pts/game, 31.2% shooting, 5 Assists, 9 Turnovers, 4 Rebounds. I think one thinks when someone is struggling out there, why are they getting so many minutes, as at that point, any minutes are too many. But, what can Fran do, Moss hasn't been good, and JBo is already at near max minutes? I know, recruit better guards.
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  7. HuckFinn

    HuckFinn Well-Known Member

    You may want to explore the concept of cause/effect. Then, repost.
  8. HuckFinn

    HuckFinn Well-Known Member

    Well said.
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  9. Hawk90

    Hawk90 Well-Known Member

    The first 6 B1G games Conner averaged 17.33 minutes per game, the last 6 he averaged 17.8 minutes. Not a significant difference I will admit. However, the number of shots taken (with a low percentage made), turn-overs and personal fouls increased dramatically. And no I don't like him, he is a hot headed POS like his daddy.
  10. HuckFinn

    HuckFinn Well-Known Member

    He is a POS? Really? Obviously you know him really well. Are you related? A good friend? Stop acting like a jerk.
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  11. Hawk90

    Hawk90 Well-Known Member

    Did you watch him play this year? He whined every time he was touched, complained about every call, mouthing back to his coach...yes his dad. . Lost his temper twice that I remember, so yes, he is a POS, and I wish that he were on another team And yes I have heard stories about him in the IC area.
  12. Hawk90

    Hawk90 Well-Known Member

    Are you a complete dolt, or just on this site?
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  13. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Earlier in the conference season he was going with the starters well past the first media timeout, usually inserting the first subs around the thirteen minute mark. So yes, he has been inserting subs earlier in the game.
  14. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    and there's the risk of coaching your own kids... I'm tellin' ya...unless this team excels and makes a Sweet 16...it's not gonna end well for the McCafferys
  15. HaydenHawk56

    HaydenHawk56 Well-Known Member

    Well, we have some proof here this may just be the case.....eye witnesses report Coach Mcaffery left his playbook behind at practice today:

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  16. HuckFinn

    HuckFinn Well-Known Member

    How about rather than an insult, You try addressing the issue? You sound like the dolt on this one. Prove me wrong.
  17. HuckFinn

    HuckFinn Well-Known Member

    You are clearly little more than a cowardly internet bully.
  18. smitharooney

    smitharooney Well-Known Member

    Last game he went to Dailey early and took out Wieskamp . Wtf????? Wieskamp just made something happen and made a great play. His substitutions make zero sense considering Dailey only played 4 minutes . If that’s the case why play Dailey at all?
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  19. smitharooney

    smitharooney Well-Known Member

    One of these days you really need to grow some type of a backbone
  20. HawkGold

    HawkGold Well-Known Member

    Conner had a few good games early when JBo finally broke out. During that time he fed JBo quite well. That said it is obvious his ball handling skills aren't D1 as a guard. He doesn't shoot with good enough form to be a shooter and he doesn't really dribble drive. He passes quite well when pressure is not on.

    My guess he leaves the program after next year.

    Patrick's low release point on shooting isn't going to work in D1.

    I am sure Conner and Patrick see the floor quite well which is a huge benefit if the other aspects are normal. Conner is like the coach on refs.

    Refs don't like Iowa. It is not because of black and gold...I think. Maybe they do hate black and gold. They HATE US.