If you read my post, I say that Greg is better running the offense "at this point in the season." And it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that Paulus, who has been running this team since his Fr. year is better right now than Nolan at running the offense as a whole.
I don't disagree with Nolan starting, I'm just saying that Paulus starting and Nolan finishing may have its advantages.
Last edited by houstondukie; 11-11-2008 at 05:15 PM.
Well, first of all, it sounds like you think Paulus plays no defense at all, which is not my impression.
Second of all, as long as you make two three-pointers for every three easy baskets you let up, it's a wash.
If you're down two with 15 seconds to go, would you rather have a defender or a three-point shooter on the floor? It's all about situations.
I was watching ESPNU today and Colin Cowherd of ESPNRadio was talking about Charlie Wies and the poor job he was doing at Notre Dame. He said he felt that Wies' job was on the line. He also talked about how the media has talked about how good Notre Dame's recrutting classes have been but have not lived up to expectations. He said he compares that to Duke basketball recrutting ever year. He said Duke goes after the Wendy's All American class but just because they're recrutted by Duke the media makes them McDonalds All Americans. He said he was sure he would get bashed for saying that, but look at what caliber of players ever make it in the NBA from Duke. Don't you just love these sports (Duke Hater) experts.
Defense wins championships, not 3 point shooting, especially this year with line being pushed back.
Normally I would not comment on poll results, especially this early in the year when they are essentially meaningless. But... I find it interesting that the coaches kept Duke at #5 while the media dropped Duke to #10 after yesterday's scare from URI.
So, are the coaches wrong? Or is this a case of the media having a good time with a little early hating on Duke? UCLA barely held off Miami (OH) at home but didn't budge from their #4 spot in the media poll. Hmmm...
I think that the coach's poll votes much earlier, meaning that the voters had less time to learn about the game.
We were completely lost on offense and defense for long stretches of the game. Being number 10 is mostly on potential, and not reality, right now.
I actually thought we played decent defense, hit a team with a couple of players who were very hot-it happens and it will get better !
Okay, now that's pretty darn interesting that Gary Williams was saying the same thing about Duke and UCLA's rankings by the media this past week. I can't believe I'm agreeing with something he actually said!
Not sure if this has already been posted, so forgive me if it has, but this is a horrible article by SI.
While her general argument may have some truth to it, the points she brings up to back it are terrible. She didn't even notice that we outrebounded them. Crazy.
The good thing at least is the comments on the article generally feel the same way I do about it.
less than impressive performance of UNC's frontline against Wake in a similar effort.
Despite crowing from The Chronicle about Duke Blue Planet lessening the hate, the Duke gets all the calls meme is getting more play in the blogosphere today (e.g., The Big Lead and Deadspin) on account of this video. Has it been altered?
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