This team will not reach the postseason...

Discussion in 'Fighting Gamecocks Forum' started by Sending an SOS, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. Sending an SOS

    Sending an SOS Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2005
    Messages:
    6,071
    Likes Received:
    1,182
    Unless they improve dramatically. Maybe they will gel and play better, it based on how we are playing now, we look like a .500 team.
     
  2. tngamecock#

    tngamecock# Well-Known Member
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2000
    Messages:
    11,987
    Likes Received:
    2,683
    This team will get better and better as the year goes on and as they gain game experience. Getting Bryant back will be huge. Give him some games to get his legs under him and he’s going to help tremendously.
     
  3. Sending an SOS

    Sending an SOS Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2005
    Messages:
    6,071
    Likes Received:
    1,182
    He will help, but I’m not convinced there’s enough consistency on offense to be a real threat. I’m not sure more games will significantly change this.
     
    ddw1263 likes this.
  4. tngamecock#

    tngamecock# Well-Known Member
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2000
    Messages:
    11,987
    Likes Received:
    2,683
     
  5. cockymark

    cockymark Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    927
    Likes Received:
    450
    Agree..the reason is they cant blow anyone out so in close games you have to shoot free throws and they are awful at the line!
     
  6. ansoncock

    ansoncock Active Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2001
    Messages:
    2,203
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    We are indeed improving dramatically!

    UMass was not the complete team with a powerful inside game, but they had some really good players.
     
  7. IH8FATBRAD

    IH8FATBRAD Well-Known Member
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Messages:
    10,536
    Likes Received:
    6,549
    And top programs are falling all around us. UVA got beat by a mediocre at best Purdue team. We do need to beat Houston and the Taters. Then 11 or 12 in conference.
     
    whythis28 and roosterbell like this.
  8. Sending an SOS

    Sending an SOS Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2005
    Messages:
    6,071
    Likes Received:
    1,182
    The SEC slate will include many tougher opponents than most we’ve played already. If we can’t hit FTs or be more consistent on offense, things will not go well for us.
     
    uscnoklahoma2 likes this.
  9. cockofdawn

    cockofdawn Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Messages:
    20,290
    Likes Received:
    8,506
    Location:
    Crosswinds South Carolina
    Well, if they dont... Martin should be released!!
     
  10. Jpcooper

    Jpcooper Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    242
    Location:
    Summerville, sC
    Damn the season has just started. I agree with everything said about Tanner and Muschamp, but the bb team needs to play a couple-dozen games before you want to fire everyone. Is suppose to by Frank’s better teams
     
    NetworkX likes this.
  11. cockofdawn

    cockofdawn Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Messages:
    20,290
    Likes Received:
    8,506
    Location:
    Crosswinds South Carolina
    WTH Man, If Frank Martin does not make it to the NCAA this year, He should be GONE!! Frank's better teams?? How many times we heard this from SC Coaches?? I never advocated firing him now.. But he has had time to Build this program, he had ONE... ONE year of lightning in a bottle..
     
    uscnoklahoma2 likes this.
  12. 92Pony

    92Pony Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    6,803
    Likes Received:
    6,219
    What’s sad is, going simply by the thread title alone, I had no idea which of our men’s sports team this was gonna be about........:(


    But, as for the basketball team, I still have hope that they will gel and steadily improve as the season goes on. If they do, they have the potential to be solid this year and next.
     
    cockofdawn likes this.
  13. JDishnell

    JDishnell Well-Known Member
    Silver Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2019
    Messages:
    2,982
    Likes Received:
    3,514
    Get better and better? This is supposed to be Franks' best team.
     
  14. OldWiseCock

    OldWiseCock Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2019
    Messages:
    2,530
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Location:
    Columbia
    Hard to judge this team so far. But they don't have any good wins yet and they have 3 bad losses. Well, 2 bad losses (Boston & N. Iowa) and one loss to what is probably a pretty good Wichita team.

    To start, there were only 2 starters back because Bryant was hurt. So you had Kotsar and Lawson. Moss and Minaya were hurt most of last year, Bolden and Couisnard were ineligible last year and Frink played hurt. We've played a lot of young/new players like Leveque and McClary to try and replace Silva in the post.

    We need more continuity from year to year or we will continue to start out sloppy in November and December. But with his buyout I don't think Frank Martin will be fired this year or next unless we just completely collapse. Even then he won't be fired this year. Tanner has already shown that he likes to give coaches more chances.
     
  15. Baltcock96

    Baltcock96 Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    652
    Likes Received:
    200
    I think we are all shell shocked on men's sports. Need one of them to break out to get back the swagger.
     
  16. 92Pony

    92Pony Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    6,803
    Likes Received:
    6,219
    Truth.
     
    Horseshoe 04 and cockofdawn like this.
  17. bucketdad

    bucketdad Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    4,658
    Likes Received:
    2,464
    Time will tell. Thought we made some good strides on offense at UMass. I don't get overly concerned about making shots early on in the season, but I do want to see us running an offense well. Thought we did some good things to get shots. Also thought we struggled early against the press but by the half we made their press our beotch. Lot of progress made. Defense looked better than it had so that's a plus. Still optimistic.
     
    cockofdawn and roosterbell like this.
  18. tngamecock#

    tngamecock# Well-Known Member
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2000
    Messages:
    11,987
    Likes Received:
    2,683
    did you ever play a sport? The goal is always to improve each week and get better.....the ones that do see positive results. The ones who don’t......well, as Gamecock fans we know that all to well.
     
    cockofdawn likes this.
  19. ansoncock

    ansoncock Active Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2001
    Messages:
    2,203
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Agreed.

    Last night there was less of the deer in headlights look, and more team chemistry. Mass was not a strong team, but with some really talented individuals. Our freshman just don't have much experience at this level.

    Mucho reason for hope. Coach Frank is a really good coach. Just wish he would recruit better.
     
    92Pony likes this.
  20. OldWiseCock

    OldWiseCock Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2019
    Messages:
    2,530
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Location:
    Columbia
    I still have hope. It's not easy to win on the road with an inexperienced team. UMass is probably the second best team we have played this year. (After Witchita) We hung on at the end for a good win. We could have missed those FTs and they had 6 seconds for a tie or even the win.
     
    cockofdawn and bucketdad like this.

Share This Page