Let's be honest!

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by echo44, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. echo44

    echo44 Well-Known Member

    That was excellent coaching by Fran throughout this tournament!!!
    I noticed as soon as Iowa had a slump in either game he immediately called time out that is something he has not done in the past. His use of the bench has been excellent. He took players out quickly that were slumping or committing stupid mistakes. Yet he put them back to show he still had confidence in them. I also have never seen Iowa play with such teamwork.
  2. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Actually he waited a little too long to call time out in the first game. Was happy to see him do better the second game.
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  3. ClintonIAfan

    ClintonIAfan Well-Known Member

    This team has earned a top 25 ranking. I expect for them to be in it when they next come out.
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  4. lightning1

    lightning1 Well-Known Member

    It's excellent coaching to get this team to turn that defense around like he has.
  5. deanvogs

    deanvogs Well-Known Member

    And it is great work by the players to all buy in as well. The great thing is now the coaches have tangible evidence to point to the players of what playing tough defense all game long can do for them.
  6. DJL

    DJL Well-Known Member

    I’ll be honest, I didn’t see this coming. I had lost faith in Fran, but this was a huge step in the right direction. I think if JOBO gets right (just seems a little off, maybe injury) and the young guys continue to grow we will surprise some people this year. A long way to go to that but can’t ask for a better start.
  7. lightning1

    lightning1 Well-Known Member

    The best part of coaching is being able to point to the results of what hard work can get you. Playing good defense is hard work and it doesn't show up in the individual stat sheet.
    They're gonna have fun reviewing this game as a team.
  8. tksirius

    tksirius HN's Love Doctor

    Let's be honest!
    @ClintonIAfan was right. We're going undefeated this year.
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  9. smitharooney

    smitharooney Well-Known Member

    Cmac at the point on the 3-2 at 6’5 is huge for this team
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  10. ATLHawkeye

    ATLHawkeye Well-Known Member

    I don't see a tough game until Duke in the NCAA final! Zion is gonna be tough!
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  11. ThunderHawk

    ThunderHawk Well-Known Member

    I think Franny Mac's kid might have been the missing link. He's better and more versatile at point than Bohannon, who's really a shooting guard.
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  12. eveningnewsteam

    eveningnewsteam Well-Known Member

    I’ll be honest. Have a Fran T from a few years ago. Ripped the sleaves off. Lets!!!!!!!Goooooo!!!!!
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  13. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    Duke in the final huh? Yea right. Even if we were a 1 seed, they would just make Duke an 8 seed so we would have to play them the second round.
  14. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    If Bohannon starts shooting good again (which I assume will happen) and Wieskamp becomes a big contributor (which I also assume will happen) that's going to be an incredible starting 5 come big 10 play with Cook, Garza, and Connor.
  15. eveningnewsteam

    eveningnewsteam Well-Known Member

    Now you’re talking. Lets!!!!!!Goooooo!!!!!
  16. Bordone

    Bordone Well-Known Member

    Don't want to be a Debbie downer but it will be interesting to see if Iowa keeps getting the foul calls once league play begins and the middle school refs are in action. If they do this team can go places. If it's the usual no calls in the paint and stupid ticky tac stuff on the outside called all day I dunno.
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  17. revkev73

    revkev73 Well-Known Member

    Agree with the theme of the thread.

    That said, why hasn't this team played any defense the last few years?

    Why does Fran say that he has turned a new leaf and realizes defense is important and was lacking, and needs to coach it?

  18. phdsvp

    phdsvp Well-Known Member

    I honestly don't have any idea where the last 36 hours of basketball came from, nor do I care. Pass the Kool-Aid.
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  19. Ian Pike Hammer

    Ian Pike Hammer Well-Known Member

    Are you still talking about the UConn women? Let go Luke.
  20. Ree4

    Ree4 Well-Known Member

    Exactly what I was thinking.. the refs were calling actual fouls for us, doubt it continues in B1G play.. BAU