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  1. Five years ago I came onto this forum and congratulated you all on the hire of Coach Groce. After showering Groce with similar praise I believe @clarkwgriswold asked me if I was a member of his family. Ha!! As the founding member of the Homers for Groce Association I am very pleased to see the ranks have swelled to new heights. But not the least bit surprised. Go Zips!!
  2. I thought there was already a dedicated strength and conditioning coach. I was asking about it anyway. Great news all the way around.
  3. I am leaning towards Ali maybe wanting to be closer to home in Indiana. And I bet, Groce sold Ali on Matta and Matta on Ali. I think it could be a great fit for Ali. Best of luck to him. Now hit the gym and the protein shakes young man.
  4. I think The Pointer Sisters sang about this back in the day. "I need a Center with a soft hand, I need a Zip with an easy touch."
  5. I agree with that. But Ali had carried the team in games and this was the season finale. I am just wondering if there is more to it. That's all.
  6. I will say I am surprised by the news of Ali leaving. But I did notice that Ali was absent in the UCLA post-game interview. Granted Ali didn't have his best performance and you have to give UCLA some credit for that. But it's the last game of the season and one of your team leaders is back in the locker room? Might mean nothing.
  7. Ali Ali and Sekou Sada Kalle depart.
  8. When was the last time a MAC team achieved this accomplishment? Did Buffalo a few years ago?
  9. This is something I have been thinking about lately. I do think our Zips will continue to improve next year and have plenty of success. But they are now the hunted. Expect to get everyone's best effort.
  10. I agree. That is a great moment between player and coach. On a side note, I mentioned Groce's first year team in a previous post and completely forgot about Eric Parrish. I really liked him. Too bad it didn't work out.
  11. I am looking at Jacob Tracey's Verbal Commit page. Are you certain this is a commit and not just an offer?
  12. Jeremy Harris was a hybrid like Ali. He is actually smaller than Ali. But those are SF/Stretch 4 skills in your video. Allow me to go to what I know. Illinois under Groce. Michael Finke, #43 (6-10", 230 lbs.) was an awesome stretch 4. He could post up, drive, pass, pick and pop and drill it consistently from behind the arc.
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