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I will admit I was not very happy when they first hired him. But it has been truly amazing what he has done with this team. I'm excited for the future of our basketball program now lets beat OKS!!!
I was all about Shaka Smart, and Steve Prohm from Murray State. But every insider loved this hire, now we know why.
The great thing is, as recruits start seeing tape of the system he's instituted, the interest will go up. It's a fun system to play in, you can tell the kids are having a blast out there. This won't show up until the next recruiting class so it will be a few years but still, I like the potential.
Not saying we'll win, but Saturday is Okie St's first road test. Cassell could be a huge advantage assuming we fill it.
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I been disappointed with the fan support so far hopefully we show up sat
Students have been strong. Alumni hasn't been able to make a weekday game yet.
Being that its a saturday game is big. I think a lot of the season ticket holders don't necessarily live nearby so its tough for them to come for a random weekday game. We will always have that problem being in Blacksburg.
I was big on the hire and love what JJ is about, but let's not forget Seth was like 11-3 Jan 1st last year.
JJ is the best thing that could come In into VT's Basketball program , Seth left alot of Stuff to be repaired and cleaned Up. His Teams Never showed the fire I've seen so far from JJ's group, and Foul Shooting was Never Coached or shown to be coached by a Greenberg team, List goes on . Thank You Jim Weaver for Hiring JJ, I told JW that last night and I wasn't the only one....The Cassell is back to Rocking and a Coach is on the VT side not showing his A$%...
Limited competition, but last night was first time I've seen team in action....liked what I saw. fun to watch
Huge game for JJ to see where he is w/ the team...either way...so far so good.
Funny thing about the foul shooting this year...At one of the latest chalk talks there was a question asked about free throw shooting. JJ said it's not something that he has, or will address at all. He said he doesn't want foul shots to be something that the guys are thinking about when they go up there. Just wants it to be natural. So actually, he has not "coached" foul shots at all, but it has greatly helped. I think Greenberg probably harped on it non-stop and actually made them feel more pressure and in result, made them struggle more than actually helping.
6-0 is nice, but I don't think that is why people are extremely excited. We are all expecting bumps ahead with the depth, but I look at the foundation. I didn't know much about JJ or any assistant, but by all accounts he could coach and recruit. If he can get guys to buy into a system and lead them, then the sky is the limit. I see a team buying in and following his lead, what's not to be excited about?
I'm all about winning, and it takes a team to buy into a coach. I'd prefer the product to be exciting and that is what I'm seeing. We beat a Big 10 opponent by 16 and put up 95, looks good to me.
Bburghokie5....JJ's team Is Making Them, His Team is, Greenbergs didn't...That's What I see.Read My statement Again. Plus I have Never seen a team Lose more games from the foul line like Seth's teams did...JJ 's group is getting it Done and By coaching...That didn't Happen over night, I played the sport years ago and the shooting style that Seth's players showed ...Not even close to correct...
This post was edited by HokieJack 20 months ago
Not sure what you're trying to say. I wasn't criticizing JJ at all. I would consider myself one of his biggest supporters. Literally just repeating exactly what came from the horses mouth.....
Read it again... still don't get it.
I'm just thrilled that we can actually score points....it was always frustrating watching us play offense regardless of the competition.
In the past few years I would get so irritated watching our offense I would flip channels just so I wouldnt have to watch it....now I dont feel that urge.
And yes, I understand we'll have to take some lumps this year but damn at least its interesting to watch.
Foul Shooting Is better this year!!! Period...Check the Stats So far and then when VT gets finished, I bet You might GET IT then. If You don't that's OK too...All I was saying, Better Shooting this year . My Goodness
This post was edited by BburgHokie5 20 months ago
I was just teasing you because your sentences were confusing. I agree with you.
I really like how James stops the player he substituted before they can sit down on the bench, he puts his hand on their jersey to stop them, then he gives them a teaching moment on what he saw from them while they were in the game.
This post was edited by SonofaHokie 20 months ago
I would love to see this team make at least the NIT just so JJ can sell a successful year to recruits
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