How's everybody doing today? I've got my PB&J and Coca-Cola. In other words, I'm ready to go. Who's got a question?
Hey, Pokes! Good question. Wyoming has a full defensive staff, so Young isn't tecnically allowed to deal directly with the players. Instead, he'll be working with the coaches, watching film and creating a game plan. In a way, he'll be a coach for the coaches. And with as young a defensive staff as Wyoming has, that's not a bad thing.
Sure. It'll be a very telling game. It's not an exhibition game like last week, so expect less players getting into the rotation. Still, Shyatt said yesterday that 10-11 guys could play.
He also said Charles Hankerson Jr. will play. He'll probably be one of the first few subs. I'd expect to see the same starting lineup as last week, since they played so well last week.
That being Grabau, Adams, Sobey, Cooke, Nance.
Shyatt isn't talking about it. Rumor is that it was a small disciplinary thing, like being late to a class or practice. But he will definitely play Friday. Sounds like nothing serious.
Shyatt said yesterday that he hopes Hank focuses on defense. He's a big body, capable of guarding multiple positions. I'd also like to see him penetrate and draw some fouls. He turns the ball over too much, but I saw a good knack for passing in the preseason.
I like their back court options. You've got Adams, Grabau, Washington, Hankerson, Granberry, Sobey. It'll be interesting to see who plays best with each other.
For those that missed last week's exhibition, Trey Washington was the offensive star. He's going to turn some heads, play a lot as a true freshman.
He and Grabau have also been very consistent from behind the arc.
They're likely to go small a lot now. Matt Sellers broke his hand in practice this week, so he'll be out 3-4 weeks. I wouldn't be surprised to see them go to a 4-guard lineup at times. Granberry or Hankerson could also flex and guard a bigger guy.
Shyatt has said in the past that he has the flexibility to go small. With Sellers out, Keonta Vernon could also see more minutes at forward. Lots of playing time for Nance likely. He'll definitely lead the team in minutes.
I've seen it be extremely effective. It just depends on personnel. Two years ago, Missouri was a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tourney with a 4-guard lineup and almost no forntcourt. They have to speed things up a bit, move the ball quickly, spread the court and then feed Nance.
If their ball movement is good and they spread the court, that'll open up their shooters.
With that said, when Mountain West play starts, you're still going to have to guard bigs. It'll be an interesting look.
I haven't heard that. I always got the impression that DC didn't have his hands too much on the defense. But who knows. I expect them to bring more pressure on saturday. Carr has only been sacked 7 times in 14 games.
I can say that DC liked the idea behind it. He knows the challenges they have with resources, and he though it was a chance to address those problems and get more support for the program. I think Shyatt was a bit baffled, with his relative success, but that's all unofficial.
I don't think DC was as big of a fan when it got public, though. haha
I just think Sternberg went about it in the wrong way. He should have made a press release when he first did it. Without that, it seems like he's trying to do that under the radar, that he doesn't want the public to know about it. That raises all kinds of questions.
Hopefully the "big coward" isn't on the Wyoming side, ha.
I'm hoping they get to 15K. Not sure, especially when fans figure they can stay inside and watch it on national TV. And people outside Laramie and Cheyenne probably won't travel, with the late kick.
Yeah, I knew what you meant Tim.
I think it was done with good intentions. When it comes down to it, Sternberg wants to win. The execution of the whole thing wasn't ideal, but it's better to have a president that's desperate to win than one that doesn't care.