Saturday, February 11, 2017

Great Win for the Dawgs

We finally won a close one.  Dawgs win by one at Tennessee, 76 to 75.

I guess the frustration still remains.  Fox is so stubborn that he refuses to give minutes to his best players.

If Tyree Crump can score 13 points in 16 minutes in a hostile gym, why hasn't Fox been playing him?

Crump went 4 of 7 from the field, 3 of 5 from behind the arc, and 2 of 2 from the line.  We've been needing clutch shooting, something from the outside, and somebody to give J.J. a break from feeling he has to do all the scoring.

Fox got a win, and I'm excited and relieved.  I just want Fox to finally use his talent, and yes, play zone more, and yes, especially, play Tyree Crump more.  Maybe we would have pulled out the close ones instead of losing them.

Let's go on a run to close out the season!

Crump Starts and Hits a Three

Fox yanks him, first opportunity.

Why start Tyree, if you're not going to see what he can do?  If he's 1 for 1, let's see if he can stay hot before you bench him.

I have no clue what Fox is doing.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

About what I expected

Georgia loses to Florida by 12.  They were up 17, I think, during the last couple of minutes.

The one time we put on a press, we got a turnover.

Why doesn't Fox at least try different defenses?  What about a press?  What about the 1-3-1?  We're down 10 points late in the second half and we just let them walk the ball up the floor?  I can coach better than that!

We're 13 and 11 overall.  At 4 and 7 in the league, Georgia is in next to last place in the SEC.

Fox takes the credit for the 20 win seasons.  He has to take the blame for this one.  Sure, we've had some bad breaks, but if your team never wins close games, never beats higher ranked teams, then something is wrong with the recruiting and the in-game coaching.

I don't know what everybody else was expecting in year 8 of the Fox regime, but this wasn't it.  No NCAA wins in 8 seasons?  Lower reaches of the SEC?  Sure his guys are graduating, but I can field an intramural team with grad students.  Doesn't mean I'm a good coach.

Fox looked pretty good with Felton's players, Trey Thompkins, Travis Leslie, Dustin Ware and Jeremy Price.  But with his own guys, Fox looks totally out-matched by some of the other good coaches.

We finally beat Tech.  Other than that, I can't think of any highlights for the season.

Meanwhile, the other coaches are starting to recruit better.  Alabama and Avery Johnson will be a great looking squad next year.  Tennessee will be better.  Florida and South Carolina are at the top of the league now.

Georgia seems to be heading in the opposite direction.

This game might have forced McGarity's hand.

Hate to post this, but

I'm thinking the Dawgs lose big tonight.

Hope I'm wrong.