Sunday, November 1, 2009

Time for Hoops

Hard to believe that November is here already. But sure enough, that's what my calendar says. Even turned the clock back one hour this morning to mark the end of daylight savings time.

All of this change must mean that basketball season is at hand. And so it is. Georgia will be playing an exhibition game against North Georgia this weekend, and kicking off the 09/10 campaign in earnest at the end of next week, with the season opener against Billy Humphrey and the University of New Orleans.

This year, perhaps it's not just the calendar that has UGA fans eager for basketball to start. Since the football team is an uncharacteristic 4 and 4, some may be looking toward the basketball season as an escape from the disappointment on the gridiron.

I'm curious to see how the team will respond to the new coach. Will there be a recruiting surprise or two? Can UGA do better than .500 in the SEC in basketball, and best the football team's winning percentage?

Leave a comment and let me know what you are looking forward to, or how you think the season will turn out.


MikeInValdosta said...

I have been looking forward to the season since the day Fox was hired.

I can't quantify any expectations in terms of wins or percentages, but I am looking for improvement on an ongoing basis.

No matter or record, if we are getting better each and every week it gives you hope and optimism. The basketball program suffered from many "regressive" weeks under Felton. I want to see that change.

I understand the break 'em down to build them up philosophy, but under Felton it appeared as though he never left the break 'em down stage.

T expect things will be much different under Fox. I also expect we will be a much better team in February than December.

bigtuck said...

So pumped about the season! I agree with Mike about this team getting better as the season goes along, and if you've talked to any of the guys, they all seem to have different attitudes this year as well.