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  1. Just finished watching the replay since I couldn't catch this one live. I had a good feeling we'd bounce back today. It's cute when toledo starts to think it's an elite mac basketball program again. This one was worth the price of admission, or at least my espn+ subscription πŸ˜„ 1. Outside of Jackson, the bulk of our scoring is probably going to come from Trimble and Dailey. Without them, we'd have been sunk today. They really stepped up and it was fun to watch! 2. Clarke and Tribble: Clarke looked great in his 6 minutes with 7 points and a lot of effort. I believe Tribble has been nursing an ankle sprain, but once he's 100%, it will give us a lot with his ability to penetrate and knock down runners. 3. Reece is an athletic power forward reminiscent of Tree Treadwell. The only problem is that he doesn't have a Zeke Marshall to play with. Rebounding and defending the rim will be our issues this season, so everybody had better put a body on somebody when a shot goes up. Again, that's not a knock on Freeman. He's a 6'7" walk on that had 7 boards today, alters or blocks numerous shots, and leaves it all on the floor. 4. If you hang around long enough, you give yourself a chance to win. There were times we could have packed it in today but didn't. 5. Jackie Windon is a very good color commentator. If I were coaching a team of younger players, I'd have them watch Zips games because of her. She explains the game well and provides valuable insight. With Frenchie gone, she's now our favorite Zips Basketball commentator!
  2. Ugh. When you combine this team's inability to stop the ball and lack of rebounding with an off shooting night from three, this is the kind of result you get. The offense is one dimensional right now. It looks great when the three ball is falling, but unfortunately the three ball doesn't always travel with the team. I think having such a good PG has masked a lot of this team's inexperience. If they can't find a way to diversify this offense, it could be a long year. We are thin in the post this year without Riak and it shows, especially on defense. There is a toughness/confidence that this team seems to be lacking. Maybe Currie will progress as the season goes on or they'll find something with Bandaogo, but I'm not holding my breath. Hopefully these are just growing pains and they can start to get it figured out before it's too late. If losing to a one win team that just fired its head coach doesn't provide a sense of urgency, I'm not sure what will.
  3. The prescience is strong in this one. Normally we'd be warming up against a directional Carolina and not a directional Michigan six games into the season, so I'm not trying to read too much into this one. It's always a grind against Murphy and EMU. It looks like the 2-3 zone took away our 3 ball. It worked quite well for them, their length bothered our guards, took away passing lanes, and it exposed our lack of size in the post. I suspect that's why we saw Currie somewhat early on. No offense to Freeman, he works really hard out there. Early on, I thought it looked like Dailey was starting to find his rhythm but they took him out of the game too. Sometimes you just don't have it and credit has to go to the EMU defense too, regardless, stinkers like this happen sometimes. I think this team has the potential to make noise in the MAC Tournament, it's just a matter of getting all 5 cylinders to fire together. It has been a very strange start to the season, as it has been for a lot of programs. I'm looking forward to the BG and Rockettes' games. If we get hammered in both of those games, then I'll be concerned. But I don't think that we will (especially not against toledo, because that "school" is a community college compared to Bowling Green).
  4. I'd remind Buffalo's Blew Roo of Akron's 42-21 cake walk over them in 2015, but honestly, we've basically been a horrifying dumpster fire since beating Northwestern in 2018. We beat them once during the Ianello apocalypse, so I suppose there's always a chance?
  5. That's true. Hopefully Zips Basketball isn't suffering any positive cases. But if we do have some, and for the teams with players or coaches that do, hopefully they all have a quick recovery without any complications.
  6. Akron bows out of Gulf Coast Showcase It's disappointing but understandable. Everyone's health should absolutely come first. Hopefully we'll have a season in some form.
  7. Oh, Kent put up 69 points you say? Of course they did, it's 2020, the year that just keeps on giving and giving and giving and giving 🀣 Can I take a time machine back to 9/15/18? We're not Zips fans because it's easy, that's for sure.
  8. Nice TD! I'll second "Neon Teon." Two for a Dollard? πŸ˜„
  9. Touchdown Zips! Exciting game thus far! πŸ™Œ
  10. UG3 inactive all season thus far apparently? Unfortunate for Bush, but was hoping to see Ulysees get some snaps today. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/30141455/pittsburgh-steelers-linebacker-devin-bush-leaves-knee-injury
  11. Was really looking forward to seeing him get some reps tonight. My favorite Steeler (obvs). Good dude.
  12. I would LOVE to get toledo in the MAC tournament. They're Dead Meat. They'll never shoot 58% from 3 again. Akron has FAR superior talent. Next time we just won't over pursue on closeouts and/or maybe just switch to a zone. Winning really isn't "rocket" science if we see these dingbats again. Plus, Akron is a far superior university and city in every possible way. Go Zips!
  13. I hope Kent and Sean Lewis get a bowl game. It doesn't take a genius to see that their program has a clear vision and competent leadership. Any marginally competent coach can field a bowl eligible squad in the mac east.
  14. His tweet literally says, "based on what I saw." πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ Not sure why we're trying to cannibalize other fans and drive people away from supporting Zips football. Touchdown-less Tommy and crew do a good enough job of that on their own. I suppose it's just another symptom of the program being an absolute trainwreck right now.
  15. Z4P's Fearless Forecast: With apologies to Zipmeister and J.D. Brookhart's goatee, Zips by 14. πŸ˜‚
  16. In 2011, Ianello's Zips lost @ EMU 23-31. Never in my wildest nightmares would I have thought it possible to look back favorably on ANYTHING during Ianello's tenure here. We are now at that point. Arth gotta go. NOW.
  17. You do an excellent job of capturing not only the play on the field, but also the gameday experience as a whole. Thanks Dr Z!
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