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Showing content with the highest reputation on 04/12/2018 in all areas

  1. 2 points
    They have 6 D1 bats in the lineup --- Roark, Hernandez, Cummings, Henson, Rotola, and Keizor The 7 thru 9 hole hitters can't even bat Mendoza (no matter who Folmar plugs in there) Folmar continues to play for big innings instead of running on the bases and moving runners over The strikeouts are out of control Despite bringing almost every arm back, not a single retrurner has shown improvement (most have declined) Davis is clearly not anywhere near Snedeker when it comes to managing the arms The coaches refuses to move McMinn off of Friday starts No toughness --- let the thermometer go below 50 and the team seems to shut down in the field and at the plate Having said that, IF the manage to squeak into a regional -- they could actually win a game as 4 seed and get on the winners side of the bracket. They would have to change their offensive philosophy and play for a low scoring 2-1 type game -- (Ausua for 6, Townsend, Womacks, Stout). They would probably get rolled the next 2 games, but you never know
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    The pitching is the real issue this season. I wonder how long Wes Davis will last in that role. Probably not long if things don't turn around soon. Then again, with the way our athletic department is run....
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    The general decline in ORUathletics is finally hitting baseball. I can't remember a team this bad. Maybe worst since the Barker teams, but he was building back after NAIA and before Golloway
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    I'm calling for an all SWAC non-conf schedule.........home and homes with Ark Pine Bluff, Ala A&m, Alcorn, etc..........lock them into 4 year deals http://www.rpiforecast.com/confs/SWAC.html
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    It's really impossible to evaluate a whole lot about Mills after year one. The team had talent but the perceived strengths going in didn't have great years (i.e. the bigs). The sure had their chances since they ran the offense through the post for most of the season. Add in the fact that the back court didn't have the full compliment of healthy players very often. Kearns is the only guard who played in every game. So you had no depth to run a faster tempo or play more aggressive defense. We were bottom of the league in pace. Considering the first interview I heard from Mills he said he liked to run the Arkansas or West Virginia style... I think you know where I'm going. So the negatives? I'm concerned he couldn't get two assets to buy in after a full season preaching to them. I had the feeling all year that Tray was probably out but the Javan loss is surprising. He seems to be a perfect fit. That being said, he's getting numerous power 5 offers and its tough to just ignore that. I'm also a little concerned that this team is going to be counting on a bunch of freshman to provide quality depth and maybe even start. Positives? Four solid returners including two who received some post reason recognition (Kearns and Eman). Chris has some very nice moments all season and RJ battled a ton of injuries to end up having a decent freshman year. A full offseason to get stronger and healthier and all the returners should improve. Amir battled knee issues all year as well and should come back much better. I'm guessing Eman won't be playing for Denmark this summer. We also have Obionor stepping in as a freshman and he has been here since January. He basically have Javan's body and will certainly get the opportunity to play. I've talked to Mills a few times and I know he believes that commitment wins over everything else. He's got 4 freshman and maybe a juco or two coming and the returning guys leading the charge on getting them integrated. Also, what could be a blessing in disguise with these departures is now the style of play almost HAS to change. We can spend all summer getting Eman ready to play the 4 and hopefully get more quickness and shooting on the court. Maybe even more important is our schedule can't possibly be as hard next season. We were setup to struggle from the jump and got zero breaks early on. The tone on this board would be much different if we win 15 or 16 games.
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