View Full Version : Is Bud's source right?

03-16-2009, 05:10 PM
Bud Withers of The Seattle Times had an interesting paragraph buried deep in an otherwise nice article today on the Zags/Zips match-up:

[QUOTE]Coach Mark Few takes the long view: The team is 26-5, against a routinely salty nonleague schedule, even if it's a herky-jerky 26-5.

"We've certainly played great over the last 12 or 13 games," he insists. "We played very poorly against Memphis, but Memphis is a very good basketball team. They might be playing better than anybody in the country.

"I think we had reasons for that. We had games stacked up in a row and didn't have time to prepare for them, emotionally or physically."

He sees the December blahs, particularly the comeuppance against Portland State, as a product of "having our hearts broken against Connecticut."

Another basketball man familiar with the team is not as indulgent, perceiving an occasional crack in chemistry and saying of the Zags, "Each of them, in their own little way, [tests] the coach a little."[QUOTE]

What's that last sentence all about?

03-16-2009, 05:13 PM
Like a child tests a parent. . .there's a news flash.

03-16-2009, 05:39 PM
Sounds like something Krause would say. He's seen it all in his many years. That's just my best guess, though. No biggie. Every year a team's mettle is tested. Zags passed the test. :)