Smh, they could have at least done gangnam style.
You kinda lose your man cards when you lip sync to Neyo.
Wow, tufffffff crowd here.
two words... miller time
Losing in a scrimmage to Army is extremely disheartening. I want to beleve Courtney will be stable by his third year, but then what evidence have we been given that he will be, other than "surely by his third year..."?
You don't know who played, how much they played, or how experimental Cornell was with their sets. Also, Cornell drove several hours and played the scrimmage the same day (they never do this for games).I wouldn't worry. Think of it as the same thing as the Dream Team losing to the college kids back in '92.
Rationilizing is one approach. Another approach is to study what works in the Ivy League, especially offensively. Resist the temptation to just put the best athletes on the floor out of infatuation with athleticism. Study what was done in the winning years, especially offensively.
Besides, you want your wake-up calls to occur before the games count. May I quote ... "Are we talkin about practice?!?"
What works with one coach, won't work with another. Donahue is gone, and it is no longer 2010. Courtney is approaching his own 'winning years'.
We need to be practicing free throws instead of defensive slide drills. Considering how bad we have been at the line the past two years and how many games it's cost us, some dedicated free throw practice is going to be a hell of a lot more useful than sliding/diving across the court on the coach's whistle.
And which D-I team do you coach? Fantasy teams don't count. Courtney will have an Ivy championship in the next 4 years on his terms, not yours. And I'm sure he has restricted all players from taking free throws during practice.
Let's wait until we play games that matter. And hopefully we have realistic expectations for this season -- it could be a rough out of league season with a 4th place Ivy finish. Could finish higher, but this is a young team that lost it's team captain/leader. Good times may be ahead, but that will require landing some solid recruits for next year. That's way more worrisome than losing a scrimmage -- it's late in the recruiting season, and lots of kids are off the board. Landing your 3 or 4th option in December often, but not always, means you're settling for some pretty mediocre talent because your top choices went elsewhere and that's all that's left.
Yes, because I'm sure the coaching staff isn't worried about free throw shooting...
Not suggesting Courtney should be Donahue nor is it a criticism of Courtney. Rather, only suggesting that the Ivy League is a very unique league. It took Donahue 17-18 years to develop an offensive formula that worked in the league (with a lot of help from Spiker and Graham). Thus far, under Coach Courtney, Cornell has not struggled defensively, it's been on offense. So it certainly makes sense to learn from what Donahue learned after 20 years in the Ivy League. Offensively, CU has looked nothing like the offense in those winning years.While its only one scrimmage, its also funny how an Army team coached by Spiker reportedly had success against Cornell.It's also early and the team is still relatively young.
For those confused reading this comment section--- to place a point of reference and context--- an Army player tweeted the score of Saturday's scrimmage, stating Army won by 5 points.
Army is a cupcake on most schedules. Could be that we don't know the circumstances of the game. Could also be that the team is still just not very good.There seems to be a divergence of opinions; "subjective" views on the blogosphere that Cornell is better than it seems, and then computational/statistical views that paint them as medicore with little to no chance of being comptetitive. IMHO there's no real reason to believe that the latter isn't the case, given that this is a team which could barely even shoot free-throws last year.
Here are the publicsphere facts:-Last week Cornell beat Siena in Ithaca.-This week Cornell lost to Army at Army (and drove to the game same day), losing by 5 points.Based on your above information, is it really worth sounding the fire alarms?Did you consider who played in the scrimmages? The level of experimentation? The travel schedule?You should know the following. Cornell was not trying to win the scrimmages (nor were Siena and Army).Cornell's staff was teaching, tinkering and experimenting. And absolutely taking risks that they might not otherwise take.I would not read much into these scrimmages. The only important information is who was too injured to play. That's about all we can really draw from them.
Agree that scrimmages are not much more important than any practice. Who was too injured to play in the Siena and Army scrimmages?
Siena and Army are both very mediocre teams. So all we know so far is that they've played two very mediocre teams very close in pre-season scrimmages. Hey ... I know BCS schools can lose to Div II teams in these pre-season deals. I'm just saying that playing two bad teams close might mean that you too are mediocre, and that opinions on Cornell are diverging right now and they have a recent history of being underwhelming, so really we don't know which is it yet, and neither would be a shock.
Unless everyone shoots 500 FT a day, 5 days a week, one will not shoot 80% in the game - and like last year, lose some games due to poor FT shooting.!
Can someone please explain to me what our offensive gameplan is in the halfcourt? How do we create easy buckets for ourselves?
LOVED the video! Fun watching guys...you did a great job! The Wroblewski's....we miss Cornell already!
Loved the video! Team did a great job! We miss Cornell!The Wroblewski's
We miss you too Wroblewskis.One of you in particular.
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