- Aug 27, 2011
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I think Quse is still the team to beat in the BE. They are loaded and have less youth. PITT and Lville are not far behind Quse. Things have to go well with the sophomores and the new pups for us to be the 2-3rd best team in the BE let along the 2-3 best team in the country.
Now that is not saying we can not be the best team in the BE or with the addition of AD the country at some point this year. However lots of things have to go our way this is not a vet group of players and "magic" like last year- well- no one may ever see anything like that from a team that went 9-9 in their conference ever again.
I am hoping there are no "sophomore slumps" from the young pups. If we get a reasonable level of improvement from NG, RS, TO and SN can be steady -we will have a very good team. But till they hit the court we can only hope they have improved.
If DD and RB can give us 10-15 points a game and play good D - we are very deep as well. With AD on board we have eliminated our one glaring weakness created when big Chuck left- (and upgraded I might add). If he can go 10-10 by the end of the year that would be great right?
Bazz and AO also have to give this team at least some meaningful percentage of the leadership we lost with Kemba. Question- with the lock out can Kemba spend time with the team (like the squid is going to do this year) at practice ect????? That would be very nice.
The long and short of it is- we should enjoy watching this team play and grow- our OOC schedule is very very soft this year so there are no huge games- only ones where a more hungry team could surprise us. Who knew we might need a challenge this year in OOC games- I thought it was smart to have a soft schedule this year as we would be rebuilding- well we are done rebuilding.
Enjoy the NC banner hanging on the wall. Enjoy the fact we have a top 10 class of new pups coming in and AD is on campus. But do not get your panties in a wad at the first sign of weakness. We are going to lose games- it is the BE.
WE ARE DOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!