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re: Tide Hoops | Offseason

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/20/24 at 3:21 pm
I kinda get the impression that Nelson is going to the highest bidder if he comes back based on his comments after the UConn game. He wouldn't commit to an either/or between the draft and Alabama. Just said "hopefully" it's Alabama if he does do another year of college ball, which is code for "if th...

re: Tide Hoops | Offseason

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/20/24 at 2:47 pm
Especially playing for a coach like Bruce who asks a lot of his guards and basically never lets them play off the ball. Holloway needs to be able to play off ball just to get the most out his shooting ability. Not many guys are good shooters off the dribble, especially freshmen. It's an uncommon ski...

re: Tide Hoops | Offseason

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/20/24 at 2:31 pm
I don't think so. Quinerly was very adept around the basket on the occasions that he didn't turn the ball over driving into heavy traffic while ignoring his 2 open teammates, but a highly inconsistent shooter. Holloway is absolutely fricking terrible around the basket because he's tiny and not an eli...
Won't matter as long as they have Penny. I honestly don't understand this fascination with spending so much on NIL when you have a coach who can't make the most of it. It's putting the cart before the horse. ...

re: Tide Hoops | Offseason

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/19/24 at 10:53 am
[quote]Cliff visiting Georgetown after backing out twice for us stings.[/quote] Nothing says bag chasing like hitting up a dead and buried program that will likely never regain national significance. ...

re: Tide Hoops | Offseason

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/19/24 at 8:17 am
[quote]Being honest…I don’t want Pedulla.[/quote] Yeah that's an odd one. He's not super efficient and turns the ball over a good bit. Doesn't really seem like someone Oats would see much in. We need to make Sears our NIL offer and tell him he gets a 25% bonus for a 50/40/90 season. He was ext...
A return to a lot of the concepts we used with Sims, Coker, and freshman Hurts under Kiffin. Lots of motion, jet sweeps, WR screens, etc., run the damn ball, and take deep shots when you have a clear advantage. It'd solve a lot of his issues with getting the ball out on time and give him plenty of e...
[quote]aters cry about it but I always thought it was a sign that Saban's regime was doing better evaluation work. [/quote] As far as the really extreme ones go (unranked to like #125 in the country or something) I think it really just boiled down to those websites not having the staff to serious...

re: Tide Hoops | Offseason

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/18/24 at 3:27 pm
[quote]Omoruyi has been more hit-or-miss on offense, likely due to the way Rutgers used him. I’ve always liked him most as a rim-runner in ball screens who occasionally rolled into quick duck-ins. Omoruyi made 70 percent of his attempts as a roller this season, per Synergy. The Scarlet Knights, howe...

re: Tide Hoops | Offseason

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/18/24 at 3:22 pm
[quote]Has this been discussed? Just an odd thing to say.[/quote] He's either saying he's homesick and his heart wouldn't be in another season without outright saying it and undermining his NIL leverage, or his NIL demands were so far outside of our budget that we'd have to sacrifice the team to ...
[quote]it lasts for 2 weeks. Your mom lasted longer than that.[/quote] Congratulations on your inability to satisfy a woman. :lol:...

re: Tide Hoops | Offseason

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/18/24 at 9:31 am
[quote]I've just reached a point where I unconditionally trust Oats and his process to evaluate transfers.[/quote] I know a lot has been said lately about the current state of college basketball re: entirely new rosters every year for pretty much every program, but I actually feel really good abo...

re: Tide Hoops | Offseason

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/18/24 at 7:45 am
I'm not talking star player who lives up to the hype. I'm just saying that very few of them end up being outright busts, so the urge to buy low on a guy like Holloway makes sense. Pollard is the only one I can think of that we have signed who was basically unplayable. The worst of the rest I think c...

re: Tide Hoops | Offseason

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/18/24 at 7:02 am
[quote]I don’t know why everyone is so high on Holloway. [/quote] Because he was a 5* recruit and while stargazing is kind of stupid in football, the hit rate is a lot higher in basketball. It's pretty uncommon for a 5* recruit to not at least become a productive college player. Also you can't...

re: Tide Hoops | Offseason

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/17/24 at 8:25 pm
Is Fland realistic? Unless he was already having second thoughts I assumed he'd just follow Cal to Arkansas. ...

re: Tide Hoops | Offseason

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/17/24 at 4:17 pm
[quote]If I was Sears, I’d go through this process and see what teams think where i’d fall. Then I’d discuss with Oats and see what the maximum NIL they can put together for me and see what gives me the most.[/quote] Gotta assume this is the plan since he's retaining his eligibility. ...

re: Tide Hoops | Offseason

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/17/24 at 12:16 pm
[quote]Who is Oats’ biggest portal miss? Pringle? Who ended up being a serviceable starter on a F4 team[/quote] In terms of having little, if any, impact probably Dom Welch. But I think he was playing at less than 100% when he eventually got on the court. Beetle Bolden is probably the worst t...

re: Tide Hoops | Offseason

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/17/24 at 9:54 am
McNeely just seems like he's going to be that easy to hate white guy who plays at a program people love to hate, in large part because of him, for 3 or 4 years and wins a lot of games to go along with a long list of personal accolades. A Laettner, Hansbrough, Timme, etc. type player. Personally I'd ...

re: Tide Hoops | Offseason

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/16/24 at 12:35 pm
Yeah I'd drop an absolutely massive bag for Sears if it would get him back for another year. It's certainly possible that he has achieved enough of his personal goals (All American, Final Four, counting stats, etc.) that he no longer has anything he feels he has to prove here though. Really could...

re: Tide Hoops | 25-12 (13-5)

Posted by Robot Santa on 4/15/24 at 7:18 pm
[quote]Sadly, like most players these days, if they don't think being in the starting 5 is there, hello portal.[/quote] Yep. I am fairly confident that a big reason why Oats targets mostly older mid-major guys like Bruner, Gurley, Welch, Nelson, Estrada, Wrightsell, Mallette, and Youngblood is th...