FanPost

Scheduling

One respect in which I really appreciate having a coach as seasoned as Few is in the realm of scheduling. Back in 2008-2009 when the Zags were a pre-season top-10 and expected to make some noise, Few scheduled several difficult road games in a single stretch (and a tough home game on almost no rest). Most of us are still haunted by what happened in those several games (UCONN, Arizona, Portland St., Utah), and questioned why the team wasn't given more rest or a less-demanding travel schedule. I think it is clear that Few learned from that experience--that even a talented team like that 2008-2009 group could lose games they had no business losing if the conditions weren't right. This year, the early season schedule progresses gradually, with each successive game becoming more challenging (Southern, IUPUI, SDUS, K-State, Duke?). For a team with so many things to work on and many questions to answer, I think Few did an incredible job using the schedule to prepare them gradually for the daunting season ahead. And while we do play a number of top teams, the toughest games are spaced-out in such a way that it isn't likely we will drop more than one or two in a row. Being a head coach is an incredibly tough and demanding job, and I just wanted to recognize the incredible job Few and his staff did in preparing this year's remarkable schedule.


This post does not reflect the views of the blog authors or SB Nation.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Slipper Still Fits

You must be a member of The Slipper Still Fits to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Slipper Still Fits. You should read them.

Join The Slipper Still Fits

You must be a member of The Slipper Still Fits to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Slipper Still Fits. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker