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  • in reply to: Starting BB lineup next year. #59750


    in reply to: 2018 Make-Or-Break For WVU’s Holgorsen #59578

    His buyout for 2018 is to high perhaps to deal with. Around 8.1 Million. Come the final 3 years on the contract 2019-2021 and it’s a little cheaper at 6.9 million.

    in reply to: Huggins Already Looking Forward To Next Season #59577

    I’m excited for the upcoming season as well. Hope my thoughts are not over hyping myself.

    in reply to: Sags #59576

    1st or 2nd round chance and Huggins will probably tell him to go for it.

    in reply to: Football schedule #59249

    Adding 2 teams or even 4 teams to the conference would help the OOC schedule. Playing 4 OOC games gives you more balance and reason for playing 1 FCS game with 2 G5 games and 1 P5 game

    Last years final 4 teams

    Alabama – 1 FCS game 2 G5 and 1 P5 team
    Georgia – 1 FCS, 2 P5 games (1 of course was rival game with G.Tech) 1 G5 team
    OU – 2 G5 and 1 P5 game
    Clemson – 1 G5 1 FCS and 2 P5 games (1 of the P5 games was rival South Carolina)

    All 4 had a FCS game. Having 4 OOC games would help the reasoning in playing an FCS game.

    in reply to: Konate and the draft #59248

    I like a lot about Sags game, but I think he’s going to struggle if he goes in the NBA.

    It’s likely that Konate goes back to school for another year, but he has the attention of NBA front offices already. In three tournament games, he showed his upside — 23 rebounds and seven blocks, including a memorable two-hander on Villanova’s Mikal Bridges — but also his downside, as he was in foul trouble in two of his three tourney games.

    He came to basketball relatively late, but his defensive instincts and toughness on that end are the base of his potential.

    One opinion of a GM: “I think a lot of teams are kicking themselves for passing up (Golden State second-rounder) Jordan Bell last year. He was undersized (6-9) so that was a problem, but he has the timing and the athleticism in the paint to where that does not matter now in the NBA.

    “Sag (6-8) is much the same way, not really big, but he just has a feel for defending the rim, long arms, good athleticism. You need guys like that. I think teams seeing what Bell has done will only help him.”

    in reply to: Vegas predicts WVU wins for 2018 #59247

    Over and battles OSU and TCU for 2nd or 3rd.

    in reply to: WVU Starts Early, Gets Series Opener Vs. TCU #59246

    Big win. Let’s sweep the series.

    in reply to: Use of TEs Key To More Success For Grier, WVU #59078

    Would love using the TE like TTU did with former Jace Amora

    in reply to: Football schedule #59077

    Texas plays 2 power 5 teams and one FBS team.
    TCU has 1 P5 1 FBS, 1 FCS
    TTech plays 1 P5, !FBS and 1 FCS
    Kansas plays 1 P5 school, 1 FBS and 1 FCS
    ISU 1 P5, 1 FBC, 1 FCS
    Baylor 1 P5, 1 FBS, 1 FCS
    OSU plays 2 FBS teams and 1 FCS team
    OU plays 1 P5 2 FBS
    WVU 2 P5, 1 FCS
    KSU 1 P5, 1 FBS, 1 FCS

    in reply to: West Virginia’s Konate Mulling Over A Tough Decision #59076

    Here are the deadlines involved

    Players must declare for the draft by April 22 to be considered
    The NBA Draft Combine runs from May 16-20 in Chicago
    Players must withdraw from the draft by May 30 to remain eligible for college play
    The 2018 NBA Draft is on June 21

    in reply to: Skyler Howard Interview #59011

    I thought he got a bad rap from WVU fans. Skylar wasn’t the best in the world but he was a good team leader.

    He had a lot of potential. Only problem was he thought he had arrived and was the new Chris Paul. Teddy never met a shot he didn’t like and rarely passed the ball. Team was not a concept he understood.

    in reply to: Verbal View: Jermaine Haley #58851

    Rumors are going around that Teddy Allen might transfer. I don’t see it happening.

    In Euro league: the best 30 players make somewhere between 1 and 3 million.

    In the top national leagues such as the ACB, VTB, ESAKE, BSL etc. most players will make between 5–10k a month

    On top of this: house, car, food, and sometimes even taxes is paid for the players.

    As you move down the ranks, payment gets a lot muddier. You have players in lower leagues getting paid more than players in higher leagues because they are popular and can draw a crowd. Veterans command more money than rookies and bigs often command more than guards. Then you have to consider each players value if they are considered an import or a local.

    It is all very confusing, but between 1k and 3k a month is pretty good in the mid level leagues, any more you are doing really well.

    At the lower levels the contracts get much more creative as well.

    Often players that are just getting their start will take a contract from 0–300ish a month just to build their resume and hope they can move up. These contracts often include food, travel, and a place to live. Sometimes the teams will set the players up other jobs in order to make some extra money.

    Even below that you have players getting paid by the game, or paid only with incentives to win. This multi tiered system is awesome because it allows for serious competition for a much larger group than in the US. The other really great thing is that even the small teams draw a committed and rowdy crowd.

    Best paid

    Best paid EuroLeague Basketball players

    There is always the D and G league.

    The league gets a bad wrap for their paltry salaries — and rightfully so — but there is still money to be made through quality play in this league. There were many top-tier players omitted from the call up ranks however; guys like Jalen Jones, Keith Benson and the league’s MVP Vander Blue were not so fortunate.

    To me it would be in his best interest to come back for another year. But that might be because I’m a selfish fan.


    in reply to: Poll: Should Sagaba Konate Return To WVU Next Season? #58802

    If he wants to play NBA forward he needs to grow about 2 more inches and learn to be consistent with his outside shot. Have not seen him with the ability to drive to the basket either. He has no business trying for the NBA. Sure he can block shots but doing that in the NBA is different than college ball. But if he thinks he can do it, then no reason to hold him back. Let him give it a shot. But this ultimately comes down to what advice the NBA gives him

    in reply to: Gibson On WVU’s Defense: ‘We’re Going To Be Fine’ #58799

    Misconceptions about the 3-3-5 Defense have reached almost mythical proportions. Guys who run the defense are cool with that. The fewer people who know about it, the better off they are. Let’s set the record straight. there is 5 facts about the 3-3-5 Defense that coaches need to know whether you run it or not…

    #1. The 3-3-5 Defense is versatile enough to defend any offensive attack.

    This is not a soft defense. It is not something that can only stop the spread. That’s probably the single most ridiculous statement said. The 3-3-5 defense is the same as a 5-3. All that matters is what you call the guys on the outside. There are only 4 types of defenses in football. It doesn’t matter what you run or what you call your defense. There are a limited number of gaps. The 3-3-5 Defense makes those outside guys feel faster when you call them safeties. But the defense does not change. So whether you’ve got a bunch of Spread Option attacks or you see the Double Wing all year long, the 3-3-5 Defense can work for your team.

    #2. The 3-3-5 Defense is an 8 man front, best partnered with Cover 3 or Cover 1.

    The natural fit is Cover 3 for zone coverage or Cover 1 for man coverage. That’s the case with any 8 man front. Most 3-3-5 Defensive Coordinators are going to send at least 1 blitzer on 90% of the snaps, so Cover 3 works. If you like man coverage and a little more pressure at the right times, Cover 1 makes a nice fit for your 5 man pressures. But so does a 3 under, 3 deep fire zone coverage.

    #3. The 3-3-5 Defense is a great choice if you have no traditional defensive linemen.

    Since you’ll be slanting most of the time up front, this is a good fit for teams without any big, strong and potentially dominant defensive linemen. In the 4-2-5 Defense or the 4-3 Defense, you really need to have at least one guy who can play that 3-technique strong tackle. So if you just have a bunch of 5’9” 185lb kids on your team… this could be your best chance.

    #4. You can blitz aggressively in the 3-3-5 Defense.

    But running the 3-3-5 Defense does not give you license to be a blitz-happy maniac. Not if you like winning. A lot of coaches tell you this is a risk-reward defense. That’s true to an extent. But if you just blitz at random, you won’t get much reward. Blitz. Blitz a lot! But blitz with purpose. Think about creating fronts with your blitzes. If you just want to throw bodies at the wall, calling random blitzes just hoping the other team sucks badly enough to just get confused and miss blocks… well, enjoy the risk. The rewards may be slim.

    #5. The 3-3-5 Defense can be used as a change-up front to your base Even Front.

    The 3-3-5 Defense as a change-up from both the 4-3 Defense and to the 4-2-5 Defense. It’s a pretty easy adjustment. In both situations use really simple calls to make it work without much confusion. That’s tough on the opponents, especially if they are not expecting it. The ability to line up in different looks while never changing the principles of the defense is a plus. Sometimes this confuses the kids in the process. The problem has been no depth and lack of experience at playing this defense. You just can’t throw them to dogs only to be eaten like a bone. It needs to be learned in a process. This doesn’t matter what scheme you run. If there is no depth or no experience it’s going to hurt you. After all we are not Alabama, Ohio State, OU, Texas… etc. etc. etc.

    Google the 3-3-5 defense. You might find answers and learn a thing or 2. I have.


    in reply to: Topic #58349

    Good point.

    in reply to: In-state Hoops Standout Announces WVU walk-on commitment #58345

    Yes you are correct about 6’0 170. Horton had no offers so this is a good walk on.This might be a security blanket for Huggins if the kid works hard and listens..

    in reply to: An Open Letter to Sagaba Konate #58344

    As long as no agent is involved, he will return. I am sure he is gettinga good evaluation on what he needs to work on. Unless of course some team gets in his ear and says they can use him.

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