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1 hour ago, Blue & Gold said:

ABJ/GT: Zips change offensive style for upcoming season

 

Nice article, GT!

 

...The Zips will open their season Tuesday at Rhodes Arena against Malone University with plans to unveil a look that features speed, athleticism and the ability to score. Groce wants to run the court and earn more possessions. He plans to play up to 10 players a night, utilizing a bench he considers deep.

 

...But the new style might come with a significant tradeoff — turnovers. In playing two preseason scrimmages, the Zips flipped the ball to their opponent a combined 39 times, something that wouldn’t bode well for overall success during the regular season. Groce said he’s willing to “live with” 13-14 per game...  "Nineteen, 20, 39 combined in the two is too many."

 

...“I’m into running and striking more in transition and having more possessions,” [Groce] said. “I’m even into understanding [that with] more possessions might come some more turnovers. I’ll swallow that, but I’m not going to tolerate poor defense.”

 

How unique is that; we are probably going to take a lot of teams by surprise this season.

Groce may be the first D1 coach ever to go with a fast paced offense and a stingy defense.

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42 minutes ago, Zipmeister said:

 

How unique is that; we are probably going to take a lot of teams by surprise this season.

Groce may be the first D1 coach ever to go with a fast paced offense and a stingy defense.

We saw a bit of this during the first few games of Groces first year until reality set in.   LCJ said the team is getting along better.  Groce has his guys + Sayles who I think is very easy going 

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32 minutes ago, NWAkron said:

Excitement is really building.  Really.

 

I always enjoy this game.  It's our season preview.  It doesn't have pole dancers and Snoop Dog like Kansas, but it's still a nice warmup.

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I traveled over to Bobcat Attack and sadly the Kittens aren't expecting much for the year.  Their only goal apparently is to beat Miami and Akron at home.

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3 minutes ago, clarkwgriswold said:

Here waaaaayyyyy too early.  No Scott Walter in uniform.

Huge loss. I'll be listening, but anyone there...please post your thoughts. Its Malone so I expect everybody to look like world beaters, but still...

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I'm here.  President Miller and wife here. Usual type of crowd for a Malone/Wooster/Hiram game.  Walters, Roles, Edwards in snazzy polos.  The refs also have a new life ok with their uniforms

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Zips 39-30 at half.

 

Roscoe was last sub in.  So far played 10 players.  LCJ, Banks, Reece, Ali, X, Cheese, Roscoe, Riak and Tribble.

 

Poor rebounding technique so far.  Only up 19-17 in boards.

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1 minute ago, zipdiehard said:

Please tell me that the floor announcer is a one time fill in.  That fake deep voice and 3 pt call out are ridiculous. 

Amen.  He is awful.

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