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  1. Mercer (3/19/18)

    Not certain... Here's my source: http://barttorvik.com/teampbp.php?sort=6&year=2018&conlimit=
  2. Mercer (3/19/18)

    Looking at Mercer's offensive profile, I think we're looking at a similar philosophy to Marshall - Moreyball. They rate #23 nationally in lowest % of their shots coming from two point FG attempts not at the rim... Marshall FG Attempts At the Rim - 37.7% Threes - 45.6% Non-rim Twos - 16.7% Mercer FG Attempts At the Rim - 40.8% Threes - 40.6% Non-rim Twos - 18.6% Compared to Marshall, they actually shoot better from three Marshall 3pt % - 35.2% Mercer 3pt % - 38 Perimeter defense will be a key to victory
  3. First 2019 commit - Jalen Jackson

    Thought I'd bring this over from the BBall recruiting page... Found this from 14 months ago. Could be a very valuable relationship for the program... https://www.burntorangenation.com/recruiting/2017/1/13/11998504/san-antonio-wagner-tristan-clark-jalen-jackson-kevin-mccullar-jelen-hanspard-braelon-seals
  4. 2019 HS - Jalen Jackson - 5'10" PG

    Great pickup! Gotta hold on to him. Found this from 14 months ago. Could be a very valuable relationship for the program... https://www.burntorangenation.com/recruiting/2017/1/13/11998504/san-antonio-wagner-tristan-clark-jalen-jackson-kevin-mccullar-jelen-hanspard-braelon-seals
  5. https://www.minerrush.com/2018/3/12/17111212/utep-officially-names-rodney-terry-mens-basketball-coach "Rodney Terry, who led Fresno State to the 2016 Mountain West Conference Tournament title and three postseason bids in the last five years, was appointed the 19th head coach in UTEP men’s basketball history on Monday" Impressed with this hire... Raised in Angleton, TX Long time assistant at Texas for Rick Barnes Mid-major success as HC Some may disagree but I think moves that raise the profile of CUSA are a good thing, in general - and poaching a coach from the MWC does just that.
  6. Apparently, I'm in the minority in thinking this is money well spent. This program needs to begin to set a culture where postseason action is the expectation. The 5 win 2016 football season ended with an academic-driven HOD Bowl invite, but I think we all saw how beneficial that was for Littrell and his staff to support their culture change with the players. I see similarities with the CBI - especially if we can make a run
  7. Littrell on The Solid Verbal

    Much of it was familiar to those of us who get to hear Littrell talk frequently but it still felt great to have such a positive advertisement for our program on such a popular (and primarily Power 5 focused) CFB podcast. Of course, Rubenstein's pronouncement that this is The Year of Littrell sure had a nice ring to it.
  8. https://www.solidverbal.com/2018/03/08/seth-littrell-air-raid/ Ty and Dan are joined by Seth Littrell, head football coach of North Texas, to discuss the evolution of his air raid offense, the process of teaching his players and staff, the ways that defenses are adapting to his system, and emerging trends in offensive football.
  9. Florida SW State College profile: http://fsw.prestosports.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/bios/murphy_tremell_c5e7 As A Sophomore (2017-18) >> NJCAA All-Region VIII/FCSAA All-State >> Suncoast Conference Player of the Year >> Suncoast Conference All-Conference First Team >> NJCAA Region 8 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week (Dec. 19) >> NJCAA Region 8 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week (Feb. 6) >> NJCAA Division I National Player of the Week (Feb. 7) >> JUCORecruiting.com’s 2018 Junior College Basketball Top 100 Player Rankings (#21) >> Mullen’s JC Top 100 Camp Invitee (Wichita, Kansas; July 21-23) Some stuff coming out of HS...
  10. I think an area were we may see noteworthy improvement is in our turnover margin (#121 in the nation in 2017). Another year of seasoning for Fine and ball carriers who may protect the ball better than Wilson did. I also expect that the coaching staff continuity this off-season compared to 2017 could really help our defense play faster - hopefully resulting in more takeaways.
  11. Per NDT Scouting, Jeff's Weigh-in results.. Height: 5'11" Weight: 210lbs https://www.ndtscouting.com/nfl-scouting-combine-2018-player-measurement-tracker/
  12. WKU AD faces $1.3M reduction in budget

    Whatever their stated budget status, someone will still be dropping bags for their hoops program. After "landing" Mitchell Robinson (#9 national recruit per 247sports) in 2017, WKU is reportedly in on Charles Bassey (#3 national recruit) in 2019... https://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/preps/kentucky/2018/02/14/western-kentucky-basketball-mix-nations-top-2019-recruit-charles-bassey/332583002/
  13. DRC: UNT defensive back outlook for 2018

    Heading in to 2017, the DBs were thought to be the strength of our defense, if not the entire team. After failing to live up to the expectations a year ago, Reffett and Nate Brown should be feeling quite a bit of pressure to really right the ship in 2018. I recognize that editing and small sample size play a large part of my perspective here, but in scenes of Beyond the Green when Reffett was coaching up the DBs on the sidelines, it felt like his schemes may have been too complex to allow players to play with speed and confidence. This interpretation of their interactions seems to match the play on the field. I'm hoping the staff takes a close look at how the scheme fits with the players on the roster and make the necessary adjustments this off-season.
  14. DRC: First day of spring practice news, notes

    Indoor practice facility will be great but - as Vito makes mention of - this week's weather should help in evaluating the kicker situation to see if we can be confident with what we have heading into fall camp.
  15. These late losses really hurt but the positive is that the squad is young and the McCasland era is fresh. Plenty of opportunity to apply the lessons being learned as we close out the season (hopefully with a deep tourney run) and continue to move the program out of the Benford bleakness.