"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Getting ready for Pitt

Rosiak has a Q/A with TC on his blog......check it out here.

The most interesting part of the interview was TC's response to improving post defense:

We just gave up too much room. These games where we've struggled we've given up too much room. The best form of post defense is your ball pressure and we have not had enough pressure on the ball to make it tough to get it in, and people haven't had to create angles. They've just been able to throw it in. So we need to improve there and it's not a one-man job; it's a team job and that's what we're working on.
Sweet. MU is gonna dial up the backcourt pressure on Saturday......that'll set the right tone for the game, IMHO. Glad to see its a focus area this week in practice. Without it, Pitt will pound MU down low.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think the most interesting part of the interview (nice job by Rosiak!) is this:

"It's really simple for us: when we move the ball, when we space the floor, when we keep making the next pass, we're pretty good. When we get into a dribble offense we're not nearly as effective. We want to have a drive-and-kick, drive-and-space, catch-and-shoot, inside-out type of offense. When we dribble and drive into crowds is when we've struggled, and that's what we're really trying to focus on film-wise and on the court."

That tells me that TC has told DJ and McNeal time and time again to stop trying to do things on their own. I think Jerel has really improved in this regard. Let's hope they both listen simultaneously!!