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ID ZAGFAN
11-09-2011, 08:17 AM
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/nov/09/zags-must-rely-on-freshman-guards/ This is a premium story--free to subscribers.

"Live-wire freshmen are bound to deliver a jolt – either invigorating or debilitating – from night to night.

Which jolt on which night is the great intrigue of the Gonzaga Bulldogs season that opens Friday night against Eastern Washington, thanks to the most anticipated recruiting class in, well, at least a couple of years."

Nice quotes fro Carter, Bell, and Pangos:

Carter about the freshmen:

“They’re taking it in pretty well,” he said, “but they haven’t hit any adversity yet, either. And I’ve been talking to them about that: Adversity is going to come. The way they deal with it is the going to say a lot about how their season – and ours – is going to end up.”

Bell:

“The game is faster, but what you want to do is slow yourself down,” he said. “It’s an easier game when you get it to your pace. But hearing the crowd, your adrenaline just makes you want to play faster, and that’s something I’ve got to be better at.”

Pangos:

“We’re hoping to contribute every bit as much as people want or expect us to,” Pangos said. “We’re all competitive guys.”

ZaGranny

CDC84
11-09-2011, 08:26 AM
This is the best quote regarding GBJ:


“Gary has a killer instinct,” he (Carter) said. “He does not back down. And he’s a mature player. The way he’s bounced back in practice shows me that.”

Baldwinzag
11-09-2011, 08:34 AM
Carter:

“They’re taking it in pretty well,” he said, “but they haven’t hit any adversity yet, either. And I’ve been talking to them about that: Adversity is going to come. The way they deal with it is the going to say a lot about how their season – and ours – is going to end up.”


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ZagNative
11-09-2011, 08:49 AM
I think non-subscribers can access Blanchette's column free via the link in Meehan's post here (http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2011/nov/09/gu-roundup/).

zagfan24
11-09-2011, 09:17 AM
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/nov/09/zags-must-rely-on-freshman-guards/

Carter about the freshmen:

“They’re taking it in pretty well,” he said, “but they haven’t hit any adversity yet, either. And I’ve been talking to them about that: Adversity is going to come. The way they deal with it is the going to say a lot about how their season – and ours – is going to end up.”



Talk about practicing what you preach...Carter's attitude and hard work last season through the adversity of the first half of the year (when he was pretty much glued to the bench) led to his explosion late in the season. He played a huge part in the team's success down the stretch. Wonderful example for the frosh.

jazzdelmar
11-09-2011, 10:36 AM
very well done piece.....we will miss him....but he left one easter egg:

"Among the things suggested, correct or not, about some of the premature roster churn the Bulldogs have endured of late is a reluctance to compete."

hockeyzag
11-09-2011, 11:49 AM
I think non-subscribers can access Blanchette's column free via the link in Meehan's post here (http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2011/nov/09/gu-roundup/).

“I’m happy with the way they’re immersing themselves,” Few said of the additions. “It seems to be a smooth transition for pretty much all of them.”

It might just be me, but I don't know if I've ever heard Few talk about the freshman this way. Usually it's all about how tough the transition is for freshman. Hockeyzag likey.