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Defensive effort 1 week 1 day ago #306677

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In reading the paper and listening to Mullin's post game interview, I am not sure the correct message is being relayed properly. Now ultimately closing out on shooters is just effort and it is on the players. I am positive that the message of closing out with more effort is being told to the players. However the fact that his has been a theme for two years now and is the primary reason we have not played well to date, it should be the primary theme for the team. It should be the team's manta at this point. In all the interviews I have read and the Mullin interview the fact that we simply do not guard on the perimeter was not even mentioned. How is that possible. And that message should start at the top so yes I blame Mullin and staff for this message not being properly sent and or received.
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we are sju wrote: In reading the paper and listening to Mullin's post game interview, I am not sure the correct message is being relayed properly. Now ultimately closing out on shooters is just effort and it is on the players. I am positive that the message of closing out with more effort is being told to the players. However the fact that his has been a theme for two years now and is the primary reason we have not played well to date, it should be the primary theme for the team. It should be the team's manta at this point. In all the interviews I have read and the Mullin interview the fact that we simply do not guard on the perimeter was not even mentioned. How is that possible. And that message should start at the top so yes I blame Mullin and staff for this message not being properly sent and or received.


We're 8-0
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we are sju wrote: In reading the paper and listening to Mullin's post game interview, I am not sure the correct message is being relayed properly. Now ultimately closing out on shooters is just effort and it is on the players. I am positive that the message of closing out with more effort is being told to the players. However the fact that his has been a theme for two years now and is the primary reason we have not played well to date, it should be the primary theme for the team. It should be the team's manta at this point. In all the interviews I have read and the Mullin interview the fact that we simply do not guard on the perimeter was not even mentioned. How is that possible. And that message should start at the top so yes I blame Mullin and staff for this message not being properly sent and or received.


We're 8-0
Stop complaining.


Exactly. Didn't you know if SJU pressed the whole game they would have won by 50 and no one would have cared about all the 3 pointers they gave up anyway.

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we are sju wrote: In reading the paper and listening to Mullin's post game interview, I am not sure the correct message is being relayed properly. Now ultimately closing out on shooters is just effort and it is on the players. I am positive that the message of closing out with more effort is being told to the players. However the fact that his has been a theme for two years now and is the primary reason we have not played well to date, it should be the primary theme for the team. It should be the team's manta at this point. In all the interviews I have read and the Mullin interview the fact that we simply do not guard on the perimeter was not even mentioned. How is that possible. And that message should start at the top so yes I blame Mullin and staff for this message not being properly sent and or received.


We're 8-0
Stop complaining.


Exactly. Didn't you know if SJU pressed the whole game they would have won by 50 and no one would have cared about all the 3 pointers they gave up anyway.


You are confusing me with Marillac. Try to get the people straight who don't like you. I know it is hard as there are so so many but still....
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we are sju wrote:

fordham96 wrote:

Moose wrote:

we are sju wrote: In reading the paper and listening to Mullin's post game interview, I am not sure the correct message is being relayed properly. Now ultimately closing out on shooters is just effort and it is on the players. I am positive that the message of closing out with more effort is being told to the players. However the fact that his has been a theme for two years now and is the primary reason we have not played well to date, it should be the primary theme for the team. It should be the team's manta at this point. In all the interviews I have read and the Mullin interview the fact that we simply do not guard on the perimeter was not even mentioned. How is that possible. And that message should start at the top so yes I blame Mullin and staff for this message not being properly sent and or received.


We're 8-0
Stop complaining.


Exactly. Didn't you know if SJU pressed the whole game they would have won by 50 and no one would have cared about all the 3 pointers they gave up anyway.


You are confusing me with Marillac. Try to get the people straight who don't like you. I know it is hard as there are so so many but still....


I wasn't. It was a general point not directed at you. I didn't necessarily mean it for you, just generally relating to the idea expressed over several threads that 8-0 covers everything. The notion that if they pressed they would have won by a larger margin was not you correct,,,

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Moose wrote:

we are sju wrote: In reading the paper and listening to Mullin's post game interview, I am not sure the correct message is being relayed properly. Now ultimately closing out on shooters is just effort and it is on the players. I am positive that the message of closing out with more effort is being told to the players. However the fact that his has been a theme for two years now and is the primary reason we have not played well to date, it should be the primary theme for the team. It should be the team's manta at this point. In all the interviews I have read and the Mullin interview the fact that we simply do not guard on the perimeter was not even mentioned. How is that possible. And that message should start at the top so yes I blame Mullin and staff for this message not being properly sent and or received.


We're 8-0
Stop complaining.


See you are smarter than that my man.
I am not a "Normie" or a "Mullie" as the case would now be. A reference you should be very familiar with as I believe you qualified as a Normie if memory serves.
Mullin's recruiting has been terrible as far as roster balance and position balance. The record the last 3 years has been terrible. Currently our defense is pathetic. I am not crazy.
My ONLY issue is with the people who just keep posting over and over the same drivel about Mullin not being a good coach. We have sucked for the better part 26 years since Louie left. We are 8-0 even if a soft 8-0. I bet we make the tourney this year. For us that is a big accomplishment. It is OK to complain about things but way too much for a team that is 8-0. There has been plenty to complain about since Louie left. I just want to try and enjoy the fact that we are winning games. With same schedule the last 3 years we are what 4-4 at this point?

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fordham96 wrote:

we are sju wrote:

fordham96 wrote:

Moose wrote:

we are sju wrote: In reading the paper and listening to Mullin's post game interview, I am not sure the correct message is being relayed properly. Now ultimately closing out on shooters is just effort and it is on the players. I am positive that the message of closing out with more effort is being told to the players. However the fact that his has been a theme for two years now and is the primary reason we have not played well to date, it should be the primary theme for the team. It should be the team's manta at this point. In all the interviews I have read and the Mullin interview the fact that we simply do not guard on the perimeter was not even mentioned. How is that possible. And that message should start at the top so yes I blame Mullin and staff for this message not being properly sent and or received.


We're 8-0
Stop complaining.


Exactly. Didn't you know if SJU pressed the whole game they would have won by 50 and no one would have cared about all the 3 pointers they gave up anyway.


You are confusing me with Marillac. Try to get the people straight who don't like you. I know it is hard as there are so so many but still....


I wasn't. It was a general point not directed at you. I didn't necessarily mean it for you, just generally relating to the idea expressed over several threads that 8-0 covers everything. The notion that if they pressed they would have won by a larger margin was not you correct,,,


We look like crap. We do have potential to play better though. We are 8-0. We are seldom 8-0. Going into the BE we will probably be ranked. Things could certainly take a turn. I just want us to pile up wins go 10-8 in BE and make tourney. Seeing ST John's on selection Sunday is a successful season for me.That is basically my only agenda.
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we are sju wrote:

Moose wrote:

we are sju wrote: In reading the paper and listening to Mullin's post game interview, I am not sure the correct message is being relayed properly. Now ultimately closing out on shooters is just effort and it is on the players. I am positive that the message of closing out with more effort is being told to the players. However the fact that his has been a theme for two years now and is the primary reason we have not played well to date, it should be the primary theme for the team. It should be the team's manta at this point. In all the interviews I have read and the Mullin interview the fact that we simply do not guard on the perimeter was not even mentioned. How is that possible. And that message should start at the top so yes I blame Mullin and staff for this message not being properly sent and or received.


We're 8-0
Stop complaining.


See you are smarter than that my man.
I am not a "Normie" or a "Mullie" as the case would now be. A reference you should be very familiar with as I believe you qualified as a Normie if memory serves.
Mullin's recruiting has been terrible as far as roster balance and position balance. The record the last 3 years has been terrible. Currently our defense is pathetic. I am not crazy.
My ONLY issue is with the people who just keep posting over and over the same drivel about Mullin not being a good coach. We have sucked for the better part 26 years since Louie left. We are 8-0 even if a soft 8-0. I bet we make the tourney this year. For us that is a big accomplishment. It is OK to complain about things but way too much for a team that is 8-0. There has been plenty to complain about since Louie left. I just want to try and enjoy the fact that we are winning games. With same schedule the last 3 years we are what 4-4 at this point?


What is the definition of these Normie's or Mullie's as you term them exactly? I'd really love to know.

For your records if you choose to ensure their accuracy I was fully behind Norm for 4 seasons. After 4 I wanted a change. But that was a very long time ago and with old age I can't remember what I had for dinner two nights ago let alone what you exactly are.

All I do know (and not completely directed at you here) is that if some other posters started a thread like you did here they would get ridiculed with responses like we're 8-0 stop complaining. Anyone who sees just 8-0 without some very big viable warts in living in a Fantasy World and the constant posts ripping those who call out those warts is beyond annoying.

Lastly yes the schedule is weak. But I don't consider wins against Cal, VCU and GaTech that bad. They are power conference teams and power conference teams have higher ranked and higher potential players. My issue is the cupcakes of the world or Baltimore we struggle to beat and can't step on their throats. I thought this was the most talented team we've had in years all the Mullie's are telling me?
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Moose wrote:

we are sju wrote:

Moose wrote:

we are sju wrote: In reading the paper and listening to Mullin's post game interview, I am not sure the correct message is being relayed properly. Now ultimately closing out on shooters is just effort and it is on the players. I am positive that the message of closing out with more effort is being told to the players. However the fact that his has been a theme for two years now and is the primary reason we have not played well to date, it should be the primary theme for the team. It should be the team's manta at this point. In all the interviews I have read and the Mullin interview the fact that we simply do not guard on the perimeter was not even mentioned. How is that possible. And that message should start at the top so yes I blame Mullin and staff for this message not being properly sent and or received.


We're 8-0
Stop complaining.


See you are smarter than that my man.
I am not a "Normie" or a "Mullie" as the case would now be. A reference you should be very familiar with as I believe you qualified as a Normie if memory serves.
Mullin's recruiting has been terrible as far as roster balance and position balance. The record the last 3 years has been terrible. Currently our defense is pathetic. I am not crazy.
My ONLY issue is with the people who just keep posting over and over the same drivel about Mullin not being a good coach. We have sucked for the better part 26 years since Louie left. We are 8-0 even if a soft 8-0. I bet we make the tourney this year. For us that is a big accomplishment. It is OK to complain about things but way too much for a team that is 8-0. There has been plenty to complain about since Louie left. I just want to try and enjoy the fact that we are winning games. With same schedule the last 3 years we are what 4-4 at this point?


What is the definition of these Normie's or Mullie's as you term them exactly? I'd really love to know.

For your records if you choose to ensure their accuracy I was fully behind Norm for 4 seasons. After 4 I wanted a change. But that was a very long time ago and with old age I can't remember what I had for dinner two nights ago let alone what you exactly are.

All I do know (and not completely directed at you here) is that if some other posters started a thread like you did here they would get ridiculed with responses like we're 8-0 stop complaining. Anyone who sees just 8-0 without some very big viable warts in living in a Fantasy World and the constant posts ripping those who call out those warts is beyond annoying.

Lastly yes the schedule is weak. But I don't consider wins against Cal, VCU and GaTech that bad. They are power conference teams and power conference teams have higher ranked and higher potential players. My issue is the cupcakes of the world or Baltimore we struggle to beat and can't step on their throats. I thought this was the most talented team we've had in years all the Mullie's are telling me?


See that is the thing. I don't come on here like Zaun when a team takes a 8-5 lead on us and start the whole "we need a new coach, Mullin can't coach, the sky is falling, where is my medium t shirt" nonsense. Sorry easy to pick on Zaun be he is not the only one by a long shot.
There are things that need to be addressed. There are things that are too late to be addressed. We are 8-0 though. What would this place be like if when we lose?
The Defense sucks. Needs to be fixed. The roster and the guys not on the roster, not a lot we can do about now.

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Moose wrote: Lastly yes the schedule is weak. But I don't consider wins against Cal, VCU and GaTech that bad. They are power conference teams and power conference teams have higher ranked and higher potential players. My issue is the cupcakes of the world or Baltimore we struggle to beat and can't step on their throats. I thought this was the most talented team we've had in years all the Mullie's are telling me?


It is the most talented team we’ve had in years and is the only reason they are 8-0.

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