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ZagLawGrad
03-27-2017, 06:57 PM
Anyone got inside track on what the team's schedule is for this week?

willandi
03-27-2017, 08:13 PM
I tried looking things up, but couldn't find any schedule. My guess is that they will fly down on Thursday so they can have a shoot around and presser on Friday. If I find anything I'll post it...but I don't know anybody, so will probably be the last source.

RenoZag
03-27-2017, 08:25 PM
I have a hunch Coach Few was able to pick up some tips on handling Final Four week from his pal, Tom Izzo. Ol' Roy has more turns in the barrel, but GU has the resources and references to do as good a job on the scheduling, care, and prep for the bright spotlight.

RenoZag
03-27-2017, 08:28 PM
The Open Practice Sessions at the Stadium are from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Friday.

http://www.ncaa.com/final-four/schedule

Zags take the court at Noon

http://www.ncaa.com/final-four/final-four-friday/overview

CDC84
03-27-2017, 08:40 PM
As I discussed in a previous thread, this is where having Donny Daniels on the staff really helps. He has been to four final fours. One with Utah (his first), and three straight with UCLA. So he's seen it as the new kid on the block and also as the regular customer. His advice will be invaluable to Few. There is a real fine line between allowing your guys to enjoy the experience, but also bunkering down and getting mentally prepared and focused. I would imagine Few has consulted with some of his blue blood coaching friends for pointers. The fact that GU is facing a fellow "rookie" in South Carolina also helps them. It would be a disadvantage to face UNC in the semis, even if Gonzaga had a way better team. This is just like a business trip for old Roy. Heck, most of his kids were in the title game last season.

Zagdawg
03-27-2017, 08:42 PM
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/mar/27/final-four-coaches-few-williams-mutual-respect-and/

RenoZag
03-27-2017, 08:52 PM
Thank you for linking that story from the S-R, Zagdawg

CDC84
03-27-2017, 09:06 PM
Roy Williams once advised Few about 12 years ago that if he ever seriously considered another job offer to please call him.

Few, unlike so many young coaches, made fast friends with Phil Knight and did every thing he could to seek out the advice of many of the coaching greats. I know some of us shake our head at the idea of Few and John "slick black Cadillac" Calipari regularly staying in touch, but even having some sort of relationship with a coach and recruiter of his stature can pay dividends (so long as you ignore their mistakes!). Whether you think Cal just rolls out the basketballs or not, he is a hall of famer. You would be surprised how many young coaches don't do this. They just stay in their own little world. And I have no doubt, when considering other offers, that some of these elite coaches told Mark to stay put.....

ZagLawGrad
03-27-2017, 09:11 PM
Good info, thanks

DixieZag
03-27-2017, 09:23 PM
Team plans?

http://www.bucksfargo.com/files/2016/08/toga.jpg

Goshzagit
03-27-2017, 10:16 PM
Stay hungry.

They played with purpose & urgency vs Xavier.

Would not be denied.

After reaching the Final 4 and accomplishing so much, & celebrating the monumental moment, how do they stay focused. To keep that desire and purpose?

They, in essence, reached the 'promised land'.

Can they keep the fire burning and stay hungry for more? Are they ready to battle and face the toughest, nastiest, meanest team they've played in years?

A S.C. team comprised of mini Lebrons at the collegiate level. A team that makes West Va defense, in the half court, look like a puppy peeing on a porch.

They will have to work all week and keeping the fire burning within.