Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's the Dad Life!

Church on the Move Video.


Dawgs Win!

Great game! Sure we had that dry spell coming out of the locker room in the second half, but UAB is no slouch. They picked up the defensive pressure and we didn't respond. Besides, when teams shoot over 40 percent on threes, you have to tip your hat to them. Play D, yes, but give them their props as a really good team.

This game gives a glimpse of what the team could be. Brantley scoring from deep. Price active under the boards. Thompkins getting a double-double or right at it (20 and 9 against UAB). Gerald Robinson cutting to the basket.

With that said, I definitely agree with Coach Fox. With Robinson eligible last year, the Dawgs probably would have won several of the close games. Could have even scratched and clawed our way to a 20-win season.

Robinson showed what he can do last night. He has too many turnovers, but just like the St. Louis game, he came through in the clutch. I loved his scoop basket with the left hand. That was an 11 on the scale of difficulty. And when we needed a basket, Robinson created something. Cut to the hoop, made a jump stop, glided to his right and kissed if off the window.

Travis Leslie had an off game. Hit just 2 of 9 from the field and one of his makes was a dunk. They were challenging him to shoot the ball. I think his shot could be adjusted just a bit to move his release point slightly to the right. His shooting motion would be more fluid and he would find his jumper truer out to 17 feet or so. And I would still like him to take the ball into the paint and show the ball. Get guys off their feet. He's a good enough free throw shooter and strong enough to get the "and-one."

Anyway, Georgia has some promise. Good to see contributions from the bench. Dustin Ware needs to keep shooting it. Not take tons of shots, but if he has the ball at the end of the clock, he needs to take the jumper or go toward the basket with an eye toward scoring. If he penetrates just to the free throw line and then dishes, his teammates don't and won't have time to get up a good shot.

We're 5 and 2. We really need to beat Tech. That would make me really happy with this portion of the season.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

As expected, we win

Trey performed a little better. He could have been called for the over-the-back on Leslie's free throw miss. We dodged one. I guess that made up for the missed kicked ball call that Manhattan used to get out for a breakaway dunk.

Not sure what happened to Leslie at the end of the game. His free throws were off and he missed what looked like a wide open layup late in the game.

Chris Barnes looked a little better. Price looked worse. He seems to have reverted back to his two-handed push shot on his free throws. Not sure what's up with Brantley. He really does need to get into the flow of the game some before launching threes. He was 0 for 4 from behind the arc. He's got to mix in a mid-range game. Thornton got in some minutes. When he gets into basketball shape, he'll help out on offense and defense.

Pleased that Ware went to the hoop and got fouled. He stuck his two free throws, which was key to the Georgia victory.

Trying to be upbeat about this one. Sometimes you have to win ugly and live to play another day, but if we don't get things fixed the other teams in the SEC will blow us out.

Hopefully Fox will see the value of playing a mix of zone defenses. We're not good enough defensively to stay in a man-to-man the entire game.

We're up Three, they have the ball

with 10 seconds left.

We can't shoot from the free throw line. Can't break the press. Can't score against a zone.

What happened?

Looks like we're about to lose to Manhattan

Stunning. They look poised and we look flustered.


We'll win in the end, but this is bad basketball. Not sure what else to say.

Game for the Ages

Now that(!) was a football game. Back and forth, edge of your seat action. Bone-headed plays by both teams. Putting the ball on the carpet. Three times each! Not sure I could have taken any more.

I know Blair feels bad, but such is the game of football.

Georgia needed some help, too. We sure didn't stop them. They chewed up yardage. If Nesbitt would have been healthy, this thing would have been much closer due to his running ability on the edge.

Hats off to Aaron Murray. That guy is one cool customer. Fifteen of nineteen passing in the biggest game of the year. If we get a first class running back, UGA will be back in the thick of the SEC race next year.

Key play? There were so many. If I had to name one, I would say missed extra point. Close runner-up was the kickoff return fumble that bounced right to Marlon Brown.

Key adjustment? We started timing the snap count based on when the option back was put in motion. We then attacked the offense instead of waiting for them to hike it and hit us.

Great game.