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MacFarlane won`t return to Buffs

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by RSSBot, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. RSSBot

    RSSBot News Junkie

    Jul 8, 2005
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    By Joshua Lindenstein Camera Sports Writer

    First-year Colorado women`s basketball coach Linda Lappe said after Wednesday`s 73-49 triumph over Colorado State that she does not expect sophomore center Melissa MacFarlane to return to the team.

    Originally posted by Daily Camera
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  2. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King Club Member

    Feb 4, 2008
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    another one bites the dust... what is that 3-4 this season?
  3. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

    Dec 1, 2006
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    2 according to the article.
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Mar 20, 2009
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    Lappe needs to continue the strong recruiting into the spring. Bench is way too short this year.
  5. BeBe

    BeBe Club Member Club Member

    Oct 11, 2005
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    News bulletin ... the sun rose in the east this morning.

    MacFarlane left the team after less than 2 weeks of pre-season practice and has been "on personal leave" since. After seeing her play last season and knowing Coach Lappe's intense approach to the game, this came as no surprise to me. Disappoointment....absolutely. But surprise ....NO. MacFarlane struck me as a big woman who wanted to rely solely on the fact that she was a lot taller at 6'7" than many of her opponents and not work on her game and getting better. When she faced players who were not intimidated by her height and had better skills, like many of the other Big 12 posts, she was lost on the court. As an example, she continually let herself get pushed around and out of positon so that when she got the ball she was too far under the basket to get a decent shot off. The level of effort that Lappe requires of her players was probably just too much for MacFarlane to commit to doing. That's what I find disappointing. She could have developed into a decent post player but wasn't willing to put in the hard work required to get there. Better that she left as early as she did so the coachs and team had time to work on playing without her well before the first tip-off.

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