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User avatar 1151.99inNC » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:00 pm

noice
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User avatar 1152.GFY » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:15 am

poor coaching the last 2 mins. Played well.
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User avatar 1153.RIP » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:17 am

Horrible finish. Jeez.
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User avatar 1154.panamag8or » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:28 am

Nembhart was off tonight. If he played like usual, we win.
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User avatar 1155.Cus » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:47 am

Mike White is not very good.
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1156.newmexigator » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:50 am

He’s our very own Leonard Hamilton. Nice guy, recruits well but his teams are inconsistent, can’t defend large leads, plays to the level of the competition and therefore can’t be trusted to win.
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User avatar 1157.GFY » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:54 am

He’s our very own Leonard Hamilton. Nice guy, recruits well but his teams are inconsistent, can’t defend large leads, plays to the level of the competition and therefore can’t be trusted to win.
Thanks Andy Katz.
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User avatar 1158.99inNC » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:13 pm

Tennessee is f'n good. I was surprised we were in that game as long as we were. But yeah, it is concerning. Team is still learning to win...and losing is doing a lot of that teaching right now. :lol:

I'm still on the Mike White bus as I want to see this next recruiting class and see what he can do with the remainder of the season. If he continues to suck, I'm happy to eat crow. :howdy:
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1159.PG. » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:47 pm

He needs to recruit some more bigs.
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User avatar 1160.99inNC » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:17 pm

He needs to recruit some more bigs.
Omar Payne is a pretty good one.
https://247sports.com/college/florida/S ... l/Commits/
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1161.PG. » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:47 pm

Yeah...but need a couple more.
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User avatar 1162.99inNC » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:47 pm

Yeah...but need a couple more.
True. But a lot of teams want the same quality big men we're after. Good times, this recruiting and developing stuff.
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1163.evil gator » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:33 pm

Yeah...but need a couple more.
True. But a lot of teams want the same quality big men we're after. Good times, this recruiting and developing stuff.
yeah there aren't a ton of talented big men not already snapped up. Again, lightening in a bottle to have TWO on the same team (and a solid bench) in 06/07
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1164.PG. » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:50 pm

He needs to hire a Larry Shyatt.
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1165.evil gator » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:32 pm

not a bad idea, is he still alive? Surely there's some other old who can yell about defense.
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User avatar 1166.angrigator » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:17 pm

He needs to hire a Larry Shyatt.
Larry Shyatt was Billy’s defensive guru while Mike White needs an offensively focused coach.
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1167.PG. » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:04 pm

Shyatt developed the big men. Noah and Horford among them.
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User avatar 1168.GFY » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:57 pm

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User avatar 1169.99inNC » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:24 pm

I still believe in Mike White.
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1170.PG. » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:57 pm

Be a nice win to pick up tonight.

Go Gators.
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User avatar 1171.Gator Rio » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:59 am

Close, but no win.
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User avatar 1172.RIP » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:57 am

We really suck. Need those 1 and dones ASAP.
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User avatar 1173.Cus » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:32 pm

From Thomas Goldkamp this morning:
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As Florida continues to search for answers on the hardwood, the numbers tell some cold truths about the ongoing Mike White era in town.

White arrived hoping to bring the kind of up-and-down-the-floor tempo he ran at Louisiana Tech into the SEC. At various points the Gators have flashed that, but a high-tempo team hasn't really been the makeup of late.

Instead, Florida's been a team that simply lives and dies by the 3-pointer. When those looks come in the flow of the game -- the quicker the better in transition, usually -- the Gators tend to do all right.

Once the game settles into halfcourt offense, though, Florida seems to struggle. Its 3-point attempts come late out of necessity rather than through good offensive sets. In no season has that been as clear as this one.

Since the adoption of the 3-point line in the college game back in 1986, no Florida team has attempted a higher percentage of its overall field goal attempts from beyond the arc. Through 16 games this season Florida has hoisted a whopping 44.9 percent of its attempts from downtown. It's only connecting on 34.2 percent of them, the seventh-worst percentage of any team in school history during the 3-point era.

And while this year's team is attempting the largest percentage of 3-pointers of any White squad, all four of his teams have favored the 3-point shot similarly.

White's teams live and die by the 3-pointer. It's been far too much die, of late. Some of it is simply due to the nature of White's squads. He's had some excruciatingly bad luck when it comes to big men.

Ever since veteran center John Egbunu suffered a torn ACL on Feb. 14, 2017, White hasn't seemed to be able to keep a big man healthy. Center Gorjok Gak has battled knee injuries over the last two years; he has yet to appear in a game this year. Freshman Isaiah Stokes redshirted while recovering from a torn ACL a year ago and has seen very limited minutes due to conditioning issues. Forward Chase Johnson just transferred away after repeated concussions and other medical issues.

With no real inside-out game, White's teams have had to rely on the 3-point line.

Unfortunately, strong results have not really followed. Last year's team was his best from beyond the arc, making 37 percent. This year's squad is shooting just that pestering 34.2 percent.

Moreover, Florida hasn't really converted well from inside the arc, either. White's squads are responsible for three of the four worst overall shooting percentages in the 3-point era, joining only the 1995-96 team (a team that Lon Kruger won just 12 games with just before the Billy Donovan era began) at or below 43.2 percent from the floor.

This year's team is currently shooting at a 42.6 percent clip from the floor, matching the worst in the 3-point era at Florida (tied with White's 2015-16 team and that 1995-96 Kruger squad).

The bottom line is that White's team simply isn't cut out to win games by shooting such a high volume from 3-point range. The numbers from the first 16 games bear that out.

Maybe the Gators aren't suited to win by focusing on scoring more inside, either. But if that's the case, White's got bigger problems than his players simply missing shots.

It's time to adjust. Florida can't keep taking so many shots from 3-point range and hoping for the best. Time and time again the Gators keep coming up empty trying that strategy. And the numbers really don't lie.

"Obviously we're not the best finishing team. We're not shooting the ball with a lot of confidence," White said after the team's 71-68 loss at Mississippi State on Tuesday night. "We moved it, we shared it, we executed well and we got a bunch of open looks. We've got to make more of them."

Or find different looks.
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User avatar 1174.99inNC » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:10 pm

Yep, more die by the three than live, lately.
Defense to end games is inconsistent and giving teams open looks in waning seconds.

Not a good team right now.
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User avatar 1175.Cus » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:09 pm

Per HWM he talked to Stricklin yesterday and White ain't going nowhere.
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