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BobZag
12-02-2010, 10:16 AM
One of the single most important elements in the Zags vs Illinois game will be for the Zags to be the aggressors, the attackers, the hunters. We simply cannot be put on our heels again, not against a top Big-Ten team like that. If we are the hunters and set that tone from the get-go, a big portion of the battle will be won and the chances of victory that much better. But if we come out and are reactive, pfft, forget it, better luck next time.

Zags need to have this mindset Saturday.

VaBeachZAG
12-02-2010, 10:24 AM
Sooooooooooooooo, why can't we have this mindset every game? It seems to me the starting point for aquiring and maintaining such a mindset is the coaches. There was little doubt that mindset existed on both sides of the ball in the Duke/MSU game and I have no doubt it originated from two outstanding coaching staffs.

Baldwinzag
12-02-2010, 10:30 AM
The Hunted becomes the Hunter. Good point, BZ.

We're gonna need to be the 'hunter' from here on out...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/40/84566359_ccf1393a19.jpg

gozagswoohoo
12-02-2010, 10:34 AM
Sooooooooooooooo, why can't we have this mindset every game? It seems to me the starting point for aquiring and maintaining such a mindset is the coaches. There was little doubt that mindset existed on both sides of the ball in the Duke/MSU game and I have no doubt it originated from two outstanding coaching staffs.

BZ isn't saying we don't or can't have that mindset every game. He's just saying that we'd BETTER have it against Illinois, or we're COOKED BACON.

There ARE teams that we could come out flat against, and still win. This isn't one of them. Better bring it.

MDABE80
12-02-2010, 11:18 AM
Not sure we have hunters this year. Kids on this team have combined to be mildcats. Have we had fire in any game this year? EWU doesn't count.;)

MickMick
12-02-2010, 12:52 PM
Not sure we have hunters this year. Kids on this team have combined to be mildcats. Have we had fire in any game this year? EWU doesn't count.;)


I thought Rob Sacre looked extremely good last time out. Much better.

Rob at the foul stripe and Steven from outside. Everyone else get after it on the boards or on defense. Zags might be able to get it done.

75Zag
12-02-2010, 04:58 PM
The Lovely Mrs75 and I were talking about our upcoming trip to Seattle for the BIS and I mentioned that many on this site are predicting the Bulldogs to have a tough time on Saturday. She commented that even though she is a great judge of hot attractive husband material such as me (ok, maybe she did not say that) she knows little about basketball, but that so far this year it seems that GU is still searching and experimenting and has not identified five players who can play together as an efficient unit. I think she hit the nail on the head, as they say. Time is slipping away for GU to put 5 guys on the floor who click together like the Bulldogs of old. Maybe we can wait until February or March to have everyone healthy and playing efficiently together, but I think not.

Go Bulldogs! Win the BIS!

allnet59
12-02-2010, 06:01 PM
i'm guessing i won't be the only one that wished Mark Few would show just a bit more emotion on the bench during a game. i know every coach has his own personality but sometimes you have to make a point and this bunch just doesn't seem to have a killer instinct at all. Sometimes a direct reflection of the coaching staff. Last nights game between Duke and Michigan state proves it. Those kids leave it all on the floor every night. Throw a bag of popcorn one time coach Few...........:argh:

BobZag
12-02-2010, 06:05 PM
does few do pre-game motivational speeches? Just curious. I know Izzo does.

He takes a nap. :D

LynetteG
12-02-2010, 06:13 PM
The Hunted becomes the Hunter. Good point, BZ.

We're gonna need to be the 'hunter' from here on out...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/40/84566359_ccf1393a19.jpg

Bravo on the pic! Tried to rep you but the man is keeping me down!

gamagin
12-02-2010, 06:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw7KijRfU-c

billyberu
12-02-2010, 07:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw7KijRfU-c

I've said many of those same things from my couch...

MDABE80
12-02-2010, 07:48 PM
Maybe that would work?

zag buddy
12-02-2010, 08:02 PM
I don't think the coaches have to say that. All they need to do is to play it and go take their nap. lol

cggonzaga
12-03-2010, 12:58 AM
Does Hertz still do the pre-game pep talks?

Birddog
12-03-2010, 04:27 AM
Very insightful pep talk. I think the players could have used a little more "help defense".