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Everything posted by Let'sGoZips94

  1. I thought 6'10" was the threshold by which everyone should be judged by and given a scholarship offer if that requirement is met? 😉 Agreed. I definitely think he'll benefit this team greatly in practice, especially with rim protection. However there doesn't seem to be much fluid motion in his game and it looks like he's moving at 1 mph. DI ball is FAST. He (seemingly) lacks the explosion to be an impact player in a real game. Shocker.
  2. And we aren't throwing a preseason hype party with Snoop Dogg! Two positives! WE'RE ON A ROLL! (If you don't know what I'm referring to, Google Kansas Basketball & Snoop Dogg. Embarrassing.)
  3. I would have to imagine Ryan McGee is itching to follow this game. Can't was in the Bottom 10 up until their drubbing of BUGS. The updated Bottom 10 comes out tomorrow. What are the Vegas odds we remain at #1 after beating the BYE week? At least we're #1 in something.
  4. Duquesne's message board is talking about the players they're bringing in taking them to the NIT. Oh wait, this isn't the place to post about KD? I thought we were throwing all the crap drama into one thread... I do think it's acceptable to expect this team to go undefeated at home this season for the OOC portion of the schedule. Year 3 of Groce, with his guys here, and what looks to be some solid depth - get er done. Happy October! 😁
  5. 100% yes. We have gotten more and more athletic each year, and this is the year I think we start to see the actual talent on this team produce. This team looks like Groce's O-Who teams that won 3 NCAA tourney games in 4 seasons (not that I'm suggesting we'll win an NCAA tourney game this year; we'll certainly be more competitive than in recent years). Could not agree more.
  6. "X" will be the "X-Factor" this year due to how he'll stretch the floor on offense and affect matchups on defense. With that being said, Year-to-Year Improvement from the Core is a close 2nd, and Tribble is my 3rd option. I've said it a lot on this board - guards are the key to success in college basketball. Between Tribble, LCJ, and Cheese, our backcourt is in good shape. Really good shape. Hopefully basketball can provide some hope and joy to what has been a dismal 2019-20 sports season so far for the University.
  7. I can see it now. "The Robertson Family Suite at InfoCision Stadium"
  8. Tribble looks like the real deal in those clips. Little nuances in his drive to the basket show me he has the raw fundamental skills and athleticism to be a game changer from day 1. X looks like a real leader and strong man down low. I think this offense is going to run through Cheese, though. I hope you'll be watching the Indians these next 5 games.
  9. Sounds like Danny has "worn out his welcome at Bushwood". Anyways, I like this game for Akron. I hope Burkhart plays - the kid is electric.
  10. Closer game at the half than the rest this season. Kato wasn't able to pad his stats against a soft defense that typically backs off at the start of the second half. Gotta find a leader at the QB position. Kato ain't it - from every aspect of the QB position.
  11. What was that sequence? Stop, TD, good kickoff. I don't recognize that type of positive sequence.
  12. The biggest issue is those damn support poles in each corner. If there's a way to remove those without sacrificing the integrity of the structure, you could give the JAR a complete makeover. Get rid of the track. Move the upper level forward to connect with the lower level, making continuous sections all the way up. Add wrapped-corner seating in all 4 corners. Leave 2-3 openings in the middle of each side for walk ways, while putting the hallways behind the sections since you're moving the upper sections forward.
  13. #1 factor in the game would have been all their protection.
  14. I agree. Additionally, I wonder what the difference in donations needed would to simply change the seating in the JAR - i.e. get rid of the track, bring the upper level closer to the court, and create a nasty college basketball atmosphere (crowd noise pending). The lobby would be the least of my concerns, as you already have incredibly nice locker rooms and a nice video board (albeit one shrunk back to its original size by the required ads that take up 40% of the screen). I also like the lower ceiling and exposed rafters. The layout is simply dated (if it was ever in style to begin with).
  15. How long until opponents' buy scores of #2 pencils and break them in half after beating us or creating a turnover of their own? P.S. Any opponent reading this, be warned that I have submitted a U.S. patent request on this idea, and am hoping for the opposite outcome of OSUcks' "THE" patent request and LeBum's "Taco Tuesday" patent request.
  16. It symbolizes the focus on the classroom, and .5 pt. bump in the team GPA since Arth took over. You're welcome, Akron PR.
  17. Not able to attend NC Central, SC Upstate, YSU, Southern, Concord, or UMASS? May I interest you in a quick road trip to Morgantown or Louisville? I like this schedule. NC Central has had tourney success and UMASS brings name recognition from a solid conference to the JAR. WVU & Louisville are solid, quick road trip games. Tulane in DC is nice, as well as Marshall on the schedule again. Facing the ENTIRE MAC East to finish the season is nasty - I love it.
  18. We got a stop. Drink to that - it'll help. Dilly Dilly!
  19. How about Jason Taylor catching the lone Akron TD in their last meeting in 1996? Highly recommend reading the Zips Quick Hits section. Pretty cool all the connections we have on this team to guys like Archie Griffin, Bishop Sankey, etc. As previously mentioned, good for Nick Johns for putting the work in to move over to TE & grab the #2 spot. Big O-Line, and experienced on the left side. 7 starters return on offense (4 of the 5 starting OL return), and 3 starters return on defense (this doesn't include Featherstone, whom I thought started before getting injured?).
  20. I'm taking Akron all day with that spread. Not sure if Vegas is smoking their P5 or Big Ten cigars, but whichever they're smoking is making them delusional.
  21. I thought his injury last year was a major turning point in the season. Never seemed to recover in the secondary in his absence.
  22. My biggest concern is if there's enough room for the MAC Championship Trophy in the case! Kidding. Very excited for the season. We'll see what the record is at the end of the season, but I think the journey is going to be fun. Looking forward to exciting, disciplined football. Illinois is the ideal Big Ten team to play this year, too. No harm in tacking on a P5 victory to what hopes to be a solid season.
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