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Coach Ford on the Radio, 2020

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For those wondering about Miklasz, he has been undergoing some health challenges for a while. He wrote about it a little bit here:

 

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13 hours ago, Slowry said:

Now just think how good it could be if I could actually buy one for my kids.   Talk about untapped money.   So many people would buy them for their kids and themselves. Think of thousands of kids wearing them to school in the STL area.  Their friends who aren’t even fans would want one(because that’s what kids do).  Give a free ticket(or two) to a directional school game with the purchase of a jersey.  Then you’re collecting for parking and that way over priced popcorn and soda.  Now that $90-$130 jersey just brought you 8000 plus people to a Wednesday night game in November.  Now that jersey cost me an extra $40-50 in parking and concessions plus another ticket for the wife.  The game atmosphere is always great so said child has a great time.  Guess what her next question is when we leave.  Hey dad when can we come back?   But none of this will ever happen because someone somewhere can’t get it together enough to sell jerseys like a big time program does.  Sorry for the rant my 9yr old has wanted a French jersey for several yrs. And for some reason I can’t buy one.

-the ADept reads this and I wonder the reaction, if any

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15 minutes ago, Cowboy said:

-the ADept reads this and I wonder the reaction, if any

Chapley asked AD May about this.  Go back one page in this thread.  You might even contact Chapley or May if you are truly interested and get a further explanation.

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19 minutes ago, HoosierPal said:

Chapley asked AD May about this.  Go back one page in this thread.  You might even contact Chapley or May if you are truly interested and get a further explanation.

-I saw it, it's complicated, I suspect it is more ham-handed

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ABonner was on the Press Box with Frank.  I didn't get to listen to all of it, but some interesting comments in the segment I caught.

"Would you ever like to coach?"  AB "I would like to but with my ministry it would be very difficult."  I am not saying it won't happen, I won't close the door on it."

On French "He needs to develop a 17 foot shot if he wants to advance to the next level.  For whatever reason he isn't taking that next step.  Maybe it won't fit well in Ford's scheme right now, but if he is going to be a pro, he needs to put it into his arsenal."

Repeating Bonner's Goodwin comments from the Goodwin-Pro thread:

"He is a pro in the making.  He still has steps to take, but he is right on schedule." 

Frank "Will he have an opportunity to be in the NBA?"

Bonner "His name is on every NBA Draft Board."

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23 hours ago, HoosierPal said:

ABonner was on the Press Box with Frank.  I didn't get to listen to all of it, but some interesting comments in the segment I caught.

"Would you ever like to coach?"  AB "I would like to but with my ministry it would be very difficult."  I am not saying it won't happen, I won't close the door on it."

On French "He needs to develop a 17 foot shot if he wants to advance to the next level.  For whatever reason he isn't taking that next step.  Maybe it won't fit well in Ford's scheme right now, but if he is going to be a pro, he needs to put it into his arsenal."

Repeating Bonner's Goodwin comments from the Goodwin-Pro thread:

"He is a pro in the making.  He still has steps to take, but he is right on schedule." 

Frank "Will he have an opportunity to be in the NBA?"

Bonner "His name is on every NBA Draft Board."

The last statement is crazy talk. Didn't you read fanman's comments in the other thread. WTF does AB know as compared with fanman. 

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I missed the discussion, are we talking about Jordan Goodwin getting drafted or like a Blake Ahearn type NBA career?

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Coach on 550 last night with BenFred and Wiese.  He starts at the 15 minute point of this segment.

Mentality wasn't right against Davidson.  Knew Davidson could score, but we didn't respond.  Packing it in, as Davidson, did was no surprise.  He mentioned French and Goodwin as not having the mentality they normally do, each scoring only six.  Said they don't need to be searching shots, but they need to score.

On Perkins, he can score in more ways than any other player on our team.

The kids got over the Dayton loss sooner than the coaches did.

Coach said SLU and Duquesne are probably the surprise teams in the A10 so far.

We have played some of our best basketball on the road.....Richmond, Tulane, Boston College, KSU.  We need to be consistent to make this continue.

BenFred, talked about the Dayton crowd, the energy from the Student Section, one of the best in the country.  Expects the same atmosphere for VCU.  This isn't the case across America.  Even good teams are having trouble getting fans and students to their games.  Ford complimented the SLUnatics.

Back on Dayton, Collins hitting both FT at the end, Ford said he is surprised at how tough he is. He didn't expect this from a HS player.  He is 'an old freshman' now. His best games have been in the tough games. He needs to be more consistent.  BenFred said Yuri commented to him, "I can't feel either of my thumbs."  He won't be 100% until after the season is over.  Coach doesn't mind that he takes an occasional three.  But the expectation is for Yuri to run the team, make plays for himself and other people,  and be a great defender on the ball.  Coach mentions to him when he passes up a floater that he should be taking.

On Jimmy Bell, he can eventually be an All Conference player.  He has been up and down this season, typical of a player who hasn't had much experience.  Bell just hasn't played much in the past few years.  He needs time.....different than Hargrove and Collins who played a lot in HS.

Thatch---will see about a redshirt sometime later.  Nothing new.

"The Bubble" is soft this year.  There still is time for SLU to make a case for an At Large.  We were in the conversation before and after the Dayton game.  Numbers wise, the Davidson L would be considered a bad loss, even though they are a solid team.  Dayton got a 'bump' of six spots after they beat us.

 

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Good to hear him thinking ahead to we have a shot at an at large. Usual coach speak is we're just worried about Fordham. My guess is the best shot is lose no more than 2 games making us 13-5, and then getting to the championship game at the A10. 

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i just want the billikens to beat someone by a hundred points.   this playing up and down to the competition p!sses me off.   until they act like they should and do win, this is going to end up a heartbreaker team imo.   

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Caught a tape of Rammer on the Press Box Friday:

"We still have a dozen games left...."

Davidson totally sold out on in packing it in.  100%.  Rammer wasn't as upset at the fouls that were called as the ones that were not. 

Discussed Weaver's coming off at Dayton, with French's arm around his shoulder.  Yes, Weaver was upset. Likely Ford wasn't pleased with this defense.  But we need Weaver to be consistent.  He doesn't need to hit 5 three's  a game, but come off the bench, play solid D and hit 2 or 3 three's.

The team understands that the ball needs to run through Perkins.  Rammer wants to ask Ford if Perkins played too many minutes against Davidson, 36, and maybe should not have started the second half.  Rammer says he isn't there yet, to play full time.  Perkins knows how to score.  Frank wants him to isolate more.  But as Rammer said there was no room in the paint for Perkins to drive in against Davidson.

Frank and Rammer think the A10 is a three bid league.  Dayton is granted as #1.  Next two, three and four slots are wide open.  Rammer lists VCU, Richmond, SLU, Rhode Island, Duquesne  and maybe Davidson as candidates.  (Remember this was Friday's broadcast.)

Rammer went out with his wife and some friends after the Dayton game, and "I was an ass".  Frank saw Chris May after the Dayton game, and he was devastated.  We would have been in the 30's NET had we beat Dayton.

Frank talked again about the recruits at the Dayton game.  Rammer;  most of the big recruits they are going after were there.

Rammer would have liked to see Bell get more clock at Davidson.  Let him get some fouls,  beat up a few guys.  "He has had only a couple of stinkers all season."  Rammer thinks they will bring in a JUCO or GT big.  

We cannot stumble on these next four games.  Fordham, St. Joe and LaSalle, and exact revenge on Duquesne here.

Frank; Nesbit and Kern are being worked on hard by Tate and Ford.  Rammer says Ford relentlessly embraces recruiting.

Rammer lists Goodwin 'his heart - refuse to lose' is along side of Bonner, Jett, Hughes, and Lisch, and he says Goodwin is top of the list.  His demeanor and commitment to win is off the chart.

Rammer on Bonner, "You didn't know what you were getting when he came in.  He was an assassin, he wasn't going to be stop.'

Fred was on the Davidson trip.  Rammer, "I don't think he is going to play this year, but I hope he does.  If he plays, it means he has figured out how to control his ailments."

On Jimerson, Rammer has been told that "You don't apply for a medical waiver until your eligibility is up.  So we won't know for a few years."

 

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13 hours ago, HoosierPal said:

 

On Jimerson, Rammer has been told that "You don't apply for a medical waiver until your eligibility is up.  So we won't know for a few years."

 

What in the world is the reasoning for this?

Just leave a kid hanging and his future uncertain when the problem could be resolved years sooner?

It seems I learn something new that the NCAA does wrong every other week.

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