Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by RSSBot, Oct 15, 2010.
Boyle starts in a half hour and it looks like it is free content.
A few things that stood out for me:
- We will play man-to-man defense
- Shane Harris-Tunks is been the most improved player since April (expecting a lot from him)
- Andre Roberson should make an immediate impact this year
- Alec Burks has handled the hype well. Tad said to him, "Let me coach you". That means getting in his face and getting him out of his comfort zone. Alec is very much on board with that and he is showing a ton of maturity.
- What Tad says he looks for in recruiting: 1) Skill; 2) Toughness. He says that defense and rebounding are coachables, but the prospect has to bring the other two.
I wonder if that was a passive jab at Bz?
Any mention on what he improved? I thought his handling of the ball durring transition was his biggest downside, he seemed to not know what to do with the ball when he got it, and if he got it on the run there was a small chance he could finish.
Any talk on Ben Mills? I am curious if he will be a producer tall man, or a bench warmer tall man.
Couldnt watch this at work, so Im looking forward to watching it when i get home.
On Shane, he spoke in general and also that he's even developed a bit of a post game that would help. Something we all seem to forget about Shane's freshman year is that the thumb on his right hand was jacked. He's actually a decent shooter with very nice touch.
On Mills, he didn't say much and didn't want to speculate on who might redshirt. I think you can read between the lines there.
Boyle also said something that reminded me of the John Wooden piece I watched yesterday.
Tad said that he doesn't really talk about winning. He talks some about what it takes to win, but not about winning. All of Wooden's players were saying that they never talked about winning and it was all about Wooden's "pyramid of success". Basically, he focused on the things that make you win... down to the level of teaching guys how to put their socks on properly so they wouldn't get blisters that would hurt their ability to perform.
Exactly, it is pretty tough to put on your socks. I mean slipping your toes through the hole at the end of them and then pulling is a pretty integral part of the game that is tough to master.
For Scout members, Ringo has transcribed the media day quotes from Boyle, Burks, Relphorde and Higgins. He also has a video interview with Shannon Sharpe. Good stuff.
is shannon sharpe gonna rain thunder upon the fearful masses?
Here's the crazy thing. Remember that video I posted about that dunk contest he did over the summer? That's with him still not 100% healthy. He says that he is 90% there. He also smiled and said that something happened that gave him a lot of confidence... he surprised himself this week by how high he was up in the air on a dunk.
Watch out, because Sharpe is going to be a human highlight reel for us.
dibs on alex burks in ncaa-jam :lol: KABOOM!!!
Dunk vids are fun for us fans, no doubt. I'm remaining guarded on what we'll actually see on the floor. I'm thinking Sharpe will be a Dominique Coleman type of kid. Not bad, but not the game changer we're all expecting.
Maybe Scotchy, or Mick can set me straight on this.
Yo Dude, you're completely and totally wrong.
I don't know anything more than you do on Sharpe. It'd be good if he was another Coleman imo. A better version of Mookie Wright is what I'm hoping for.
...I don't know. I think Sharpe will be pretty good. I think we can all agree on this - Bz recruited some talent. Sharpe is much more athletic than Coleman or Wright in my opinion. I know your point guard also needs handles, quickness, and passing...but looking at how fluid he moves even in highlight reels, I think he may be the difference maker. We have great wing play, so if we can supplement that with a great point guard, we may be very good. If Relphorde and someone else plays larger than they really are inside...I don't want to get ahead of myself.
Sounds like Mills primary focus this year may be burgers and weights. Sounds promising though.
BOULDER — Most everybody would love to be Ben Mills these days.
Colorado’s 7-foot true freshman center from suburban Milwaukee, Wisc., can eat about anything he wants and, unlike most of us, he is trying to put on weight.
“I was about 200 pounds when I got here (in June) and I’m already about 215 now,” Mills said.
Mills also is putting in extra time in the weight room to make sure the additional poundage becomes muscle.
“You don’t want the wrong kind of weight,” he said.
First-year CU coach Tad Boyle said it is too early to project whether Mills will play this season or redshirt. In any case, Boyle said he is impressed with Mills’ skill set and his ability to get up and down the court in quick fashion. That can be a problem for 7-footers.
I can wait to see Sharpe throw down a nasty dunk and then turn my head to the replay board to watch it again.
Mills is a textbook example of Boyle's recruiting philosophy. He can't teach a prospect to have skills (be able to run, have touch, be coordinated, jump well). He can't teach a prospect to be tough or have a good work ethic. These things are innate to the individual.
But what he can do is make them bigger and stronger. What he can do is teach them to play defense. What he can do is teach them to rebound. What he can do is teach them principles of team offense and defense. What he can do is teach them a "Buff way" of hustle and playing to the whistle for 40 minutes. These things are coachables. If a team or individual player does not do them, that is on the coaching staff (and Tad understands that).
I'm hoping Mills gets a RS this year. Let him gain some weight, work on his game, and put another year between him and Harris-Tunks. H-T, Dufault, Relphorde, Eckloff, and Roberson should be able to carry the load down low. Felt Harris-Tunks could have used a RS last year as well, but Bzz needed him out there even for the limited minutes he received.
The fact that he is a 7 footer and can still get up and down the court is very promising to me. Theoretically a RS year is probably best, but big bodies get hurt often. We may need him.
until my name got mentioned, i was getting a serious chubby in the thread. i don't know what to expect from Sharpe except that he would have started last year....according to BZ. I take that as a big positive. Nate T. does some good things for us, but also out of control when it matters.
i loved signing Roberson....sounds good so far.
so far we have Dominique Coleman, Mookie Wright.....and I'm going to go with Marcus Hall (who still had one of the sickest throwdowns I've seen from a guard at the CEC against UT when he schooled Daniel Gibson).
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