Ladies and Gentleman- Let’s start talking about an NCAA Championship. Our gripes, our criticism, our enthusiasm can have at its core what the team needs to do to go all the way. A lot of this conversation is just blather if we don’t take this approach. Of course, for the Zags to reach their fullest potential, Dimitri Goodson HAS to be the point guard. Let’s be patient. Unfortunately young kids often need to make mistakes to learn. He is a walking, talking genetic mutation. He’s the fastest player in the NCAA with a ridiculous vertical. Matt Bouldin is our best all-round player and steady at the 1, but his best position is 3. From the 3, Bouldin can help the Zags reach their fullest potential. He can post up, he can look for big shots from the wing, he can penetrate from the wing, and most importantly he can act as a "point forward". (Anyone remember Larry Bird, arguably the greatest PASSER that ever lived.) We are the best we can be with Steven Gray at the 2. Let’s watch him become more consistent and stop asking Mark Few to bench him. Let’s watch Robert Sacre grow as a center. Consider how well he has already done with such limited experience. Maybe we should root for Will Foster contributing more but frankly I think Mark Few is a genius to have gotten this much out of him. How many of us have ever played with a real big man or coached a real big man. They are different breeds, different species. They spend their childhoods as somewhat outcasts. They generally are not good in sports overall and are ridiculed for being unusual, gawky, and clumsy. Suddenly, when they arrive at high school, they are courted by coaches to play basketball. Do they even like basketball? Now, consider Will Foster. Is this him, or is he a caged lion ready to take the NCAA by storm.
I’m not sure what rnplijusn was blogging. What’s with all the Mr. stuff. It was hard to even comprehend. Heck with the polls. We’ve done all we can re: the polls. I don’t even think we should rise in the polls. Should a hometown team of mine, Georgetown fall below Gonzaga, after 5 or 6 Big East losses? We had our chance to rise and we did pretty well! One more thing: the success of this team is for the players and coaches on this team, not for the program. The program will live on because of the integrity of those participating. Let’s watch and share in it with them!