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Tad's questionable substitution pattern

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Da Lama, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. Da Lama

    Da Lama Well-Known Member

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    Last night's game was lost at about the 15:00 mark of the 1st half. The Rams were on their heels, the crowd was jacked and all indications were the Buffs were going to control the game from then on. Then Tad substituted the starters. Just as he has for the last 3 home games and at virtually the same point in the game, Tad sticks in some random combination of Sophs, a freshman and a starter and we get to witness a rash of turnovers, an unexplainable fear of shooting and sloppy defense. The opponent gets their wind, goes on a run, and suddenly we're down.

    WTF? I know it's blasphemy to talk against Tad, but this ***** is getting ridiculous. If I'm an opposing coach I just tell my team to hang close for the first 4-5 minutes and then we'll exploit this clusterf*ck and make a run.

    Gonna be a long year...
     
  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Add to that why did Eli and Tory Miller need to get any run? that Eli sub at the end of the half caused the talton foul and resulted in CSU closing out the half nicely.
     
  3. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    When Eli came in I said to ITB: "Eli is good for one three pointer, let him get that and take him right out". He never got it.

    I don't have an issue with Miller coming in the game there, though. It was obvious that Scott wasn't feeling it. We needed a frontcourt presence. Let him go in there and beat some people up. Of course, he didn't go beat anybody up, but that's beside the point.

    Guh - what a frustrating game. I kept waiting for them to go on a 16-2 run and put the game away and it never happened. Credit CSU for that, but I honestly expected a lot more than what I saw.
     
  4. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    "Questionable" is a nice way of putting it.
     
  5. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    So ****ing frustrating. You could see what was coming the moment the subs were made. Wake up, Tad.
     
  6. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    He also admitted to poor end game management last night. Said he should have taken the TO before ski had the opportunity to mess up the last possession.
     
  7. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    My worst moment last night was seeing Eli and Talton in the game together. Second was late in the game when I think it was Jhop, Fletch, Dustin, Wes and Scott.
     
  8. wyobuff

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    When that round of subs happened I was just thinking to myself....oh great....here we go...
     
  9. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Well if some of these guys are afraid or don't know what to do, maybe we should shorten the bench perhaps. Little early for that but maybe we should before this season gets out of hand. Sucks because they aren't playing the style I'd like and having a smaller rotation would make it even harder.
     
  10. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    Agree. Just hard to do so when your two guards get into foul trouble and your other guard is hurt.
     
  11. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm glad he didn't take the timeout so we wouldn't have to witness the abortion of an inbounds play that would have followed.

    Ski picking up his 2nd foul halfway through the 1st half hurt the rest of the game. Not too mention Dom out.
     
  12. cu2x

    cu2x Club Member Club Member

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    My biggest concern is that Tad doesn't seem to see just how many problems there are. He kept saying "we need to put together a full game", when it was clear a lot of fundamentals needed extensive work.

    From the get go, we have lacked leadership, physical and mental toughness and an offensive scheme. Almost every team we've played has done a better job of penetrating to the hoop.
     
  13. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I think we have finally found the answer to the question "Can anyone man the point if the they need to?"
     
  14. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    I do not like the answer
     
  15. 89BUFF89

    89BUFF89 Well-Known Member

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    i had to laugh when I saw Eli go into the game, immediate thought was csu's quick guard was going to blow right by him for a bucket and that's exactly what happened. our bench sucks.
     
  16. CVilleBuff

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    I wish we had Gillon driving and drawing fouls for us.
     
  17. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    To be fair, if Dom is able to go Eli probably isn't out there
     

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