Morning Five: 01.14.10 Edition

Posted by rtmsf on January 14th, 2010

  1. Ken Pomeroy does what he does and concludes that, when you break down games by minutes 1-40, it’s the first minute of the game where offenses are the least aggressive.  Somewhere, some coach will read this and try to put his energizer bunny reserve in for the first couple of minutes of the game.  Guaranteed.
  2. UCLA’s J’Mison Morgan will miss at least two weeks with a torn quad in his right leg.  Despite his pedigree, Morgan doesn’t play much (only 8 MPG), but it’s been that kind of a year for Ben Howland in Westwood.
  3. Rutgers transfer Greg Echinique will re-surface at Creighton, which was one of his finalists coming out of high school.  Big, big get for the mid-major power in Omaha.
  4. Could everyone have been completely wrong about “Born Ready” as an uncoachable cancer to a team?  This article by Paul Daugherty suggests that Lance Stephenson only needed a change of environment to “out here” aka Cincinnati to get his head straight.
  5. Several hours before UNC got smashed by Clemson, the UNC bus got smashed by a Clemson student (photo below from Larry Drew II’s tweet).  Roy must have known he was in for a tough night when this happened.

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2 Responses to “Morning Five: 01.14.10 Edition”

  1. AMT says:

    “Somewhere, some coach will read this and try to put his energizer bunny reserve in for the first couple of minutes of the game. Guaranteed.”

    Isn’t that basically what Matt Painter did last season when he had a healthy Lewis Jackson? Jackson got the starts, but Keaton Grant got the minutes of a starter. Jackson was always the “high-energy change of pace” type guy, while Grant was the cool hand to run the offense for the majority of the time.

  2. rtmsf says:

    Exactly! Painter is a really good coach and he knows his personnel well.

    My somewhat facetious point to this comments was that some coach with half a brain will read it, think there’s a lot of pretty numbers involved, and try it just because he’s losing games. John Brady comes to mind as a likely candidate.

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