- 1 Post By AlwaysBeenACatFan
Yes it's cliche and no I did not and never WANT a loss but I saw some extremely positive changes vs OSU after the O loss. The final score was not showing of the cats dominance and the effort and energy level of all players was noticeably improved. I loved our offensive flow and saw more penetrate and kick outs(especially by Lyons) in this game than all season it appeared. The freshman appeared way more aggressive on offense, brash on offense can be unstoppable once he gets the confidence and jerret defense was solid. I feel if parrom would of come off bench vs O we would have won, he is obviously talented enough to start but on this team more valuable as a sixth man, ie jason terry? I think Zeus is right on track and I can't help but feel bad for the guy, IMO he gets hacked a lot with no calls, but he needs to establish position closer to the basket, it is coming along though. Mayes is really stepping up and as much as anyone ever says about Mayes to me his biggest contribution is that he rarely hurts the team while on the court. Chol is chol and he will be big come march when depth is key. This team gets it and a loss(at this point in season) negatively effects the fans a lot more than the team. I see a solid Sean miller team developing and starting to grasp the concept. After all, we have 4 players accounting for at least 60% of playing time whom have played together for under 20 games and we have 1 loss. From what we all truly expected at start of year, ANY honest fans would have to say we are still ahead of schedule/expectations. At this rate and knowing millers history of teams peaking in march, I still see final four for these cats. bear down.
On a side note, yes I like York as much as anyone, but enough about worrying if he is happy, he knew what he signed up for and he has stated repeatedly that he is in it for the team. This program is back to a point where elite players will be happy to ride the bench knowing what is to come.
Interesting you would say that tonight, Me and my kids re-watched the 97' title game and Terry off the bench is exactly how I see KP. Also reminded me how good and BAD at times that team was in 97. Sometimes us CAT fans need to remind ourselves that the goal is what they do in March, and how they get there can sometimes be a bumpy road.
Originally Posted by SKS
I agree. It is indeed cliche, but that's what the good teams do. I think this road trip ends up being a milestone that we can point to in the scheme of the year's progression.
Good teams have good players and coaches. We have that. One loss does not ruin a season, the key is to keep coming back and improving.