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Someone please explain to me why Roy hasn't called a timeout the whole first half. I can't believe what I am watching coaching wise. You can say I harsh but I don't care. Roy is getting out coached and its a joke. Strickland is garbage he is 0-7, why isn't Leslie starting. They are getting embarrassed by a team that really isn't that good. I understand we are going to only get better, not frustrated as much with the team as I an with Roy. He stands there looking like a deer in headlights. Call a timeout, settle your team down and keep playing. I have told numerous people here in Kentucky that they are wrong when they say Roy isn't a very good coach. As I am watching the him more and more I am starting to wonder. I am very disappointed watching Roy coach today.
Well for starters he gets 4 free timeouts. If he is telling them what they're doing wrong during those timeouts and they still screw it up, what good is calling a timeout to tell at them a little bit more going to do?
Roy doesn't really care about winning this game. He cares about letting this team learn from this experience so they can win games in ACC play and March.
. . . and Roy hates timeouts.
Every game until the ACC slate is a learning/teaching tool. In a way, I'm glad they're getting worked because I can promise you they're learning what it means to play college ball. Rather do it here than against IU next week or NCSU down the line.
Looking at the big picture, I think Roy has changed his tactics with recruiting and instead of targeting the outright best guys I believe he's targetting the best who have to stick around for 3 years... Will take some time for them to mature but will pay off in a year or two.
Finally, we're playing Duke bball jacking all these 3's and I don't think it fits his system at all. We need big guys and they're just not ready yet.
Yeah. We need to be more patient on offense. Try to work it low before we jack it up from the perimeter.
On defense, our guys are getting pushed under the basket and giving up too many offensive rebounds to Butler.
Officials letting it be such a physical game is not helping either. Glad our guys are getting a good taste of it though.
This post was edited by GoingHeels 17 months ago
That are freshman! You have to call a timeout and calm the nerves. Who in there right mind doesn't call a timout once when the team is clearly rattled. It was obvious Strickland shooting some of the worst shots you can shoot, send a message and sit him.
And to say Roy doesn't care about this game is crazy. I care about ever game and he should. How can any fan on this board make excuses that he is preparring the team for acc play and this tourney or game doesn't matter. I can't believe what I am hearing.
Take a look at how he treats the ACC tournament... He doesn't coach to please you. He coaches to get the most out of his team
I haven't been this embarrassed watching a game in a long time. This is a joke. We look weak, confused, and scared. Some of this definitely goes on Roy, the team is completely unprepared for contact. If we play like this in acc play we'll be in the NIT again.
This post was edited by lucci23 17 months ago
That's pathetic! You play and coach to win the game. Roy is getting outcoached and its a joke. I get tired of excuses. You don't see any other great coach say like calipari or mike k make those excuses.
I didn't say he didn't care about the game. I said he doesn't really care about winning the game. He cares more about this team getting better than he does about the W.
I find this officiating frustrating. They are calling an even game, so I am not blame the score on the officiating.
It just isn't basketball when it is this physical. Takes away from the game. These must be Big East or B1G officials.
Brad Stevens everytime unc makes a run calls a timeout. He calms the team down and draws up a play and they excecute . That's how timeouts are executed.
Let's put it in perspective. A super young UNC team is getting beat by a fundametally sound, physical, experienced team. Not surprising really. The kids didn't fold, and Roy has a lot to instruct them on. Fortunately it's not college football, and a game this early is not make or break. It's not that it doesn't matter, it's just that the lessons learned may prove to be more important than a W or an L.
Paige is always good, but he is special when you need special.
Roy has always used timeouts judiciously, hoarding them to use if necessary in late-game situations. It was the Dean way.
Frankly, I think there is merit in forcing a young team to learn how to work its way out of momentum swings. Same thing Phil Jackson always did in the regular season, too. Coaching with the end game in mind more so than the particular game.
That said, my feeling has been that UNC is going to have games like these. They have potential on the front line, but when you rely so much on youth, there are going to be excessive highs and lows.
I didn't necessary think the Heels were playing scared. I thought a veteran Butler squad better executed their plan to take UNC out of what they do well, and were the more physical, confident and mature team.
Sure, this wasn't the type of showing any UNC fan/coach/player wanted to see. But it will help UNC in the long run, IMO.
I agree Paul! But why can't you call a timeout and use it as a teaching tool. I am not upset with the team as much as I want to see Roy be able to adjust during the game. I feel he does poorly at making adjustments on in-game play. I understand we are young and realize we will loose some we shouldn't.
Roy will probably never change the way he uses timeouts. I agree sometimes he should probably call one. I thought the same thing when Dean was doing it. The problem is both of those coaches are in the Hall of Fame, me not so much. I guess there is a method to what may seem to me to be madness.
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