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Thread: Off-Season: Comfort Vs. Shake-Up

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    Off-Season: Comfort Vs. Shake-Up

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    Can't disagree with you. the wild card is Lindsey's baby. Can suck the life out of her search.

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    I think we already had a bit of a shake-up when Mi'Cole became a starter and we stopped forcing the ball in to Kristine on every possession. The look was different but the results were about the same, a mixture of good and bad performances. IMHO we just don't have enough guards to run a balanced offense. If that's really our principal problem we'll find out next season.

    Another concern of mine is our recruiting philosophy. We have one superstar post, two developing posts, and two guards (all freshies or sophs). Our other players are all tweeners, athletic and versatile but lacking standout skills. No lights-out shooters, no pinpoint passers, no lock-down defenders, no ballhandling wizards, no vacuum-cleaner rebounders. Nothing wrong with versatility, but we might do better with a few more specialists. Or we might be fine as we are with improved experience, balance, and depth. Dunno.

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    I think LG portably is looking at shacking things-up. She can't be satisfied with the way the season ended. At least a new shooting coach?

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    How about a new head coach that can actually put a team on the floor that look like they know what the hell they are doing out there? Before you all tell me I'm overreacting, look around the Pac-12. Not like it was a few years ago. there are a bunch of excellent coaches in this league. If Cal wants to keep up Mike Williams better do the honest analysis. If that means a head coaching change then get with it! He might want to go after the OSU or UW coaches for starters. Getting Graves away from Oregon won't happen, but those other two might find Cal tempting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOCAL73 View Post
    How about a new head coach that can actually put a team on the floor that look like they know what the hell they are doing out there? Before you all tell me I'm overreacting, look around the Pac-12. Not like it was a few years ago. there are a bunch of excellent coaches in this league. If Cal wants to keep up Mike Williams better do the honest analysis. If that means a head coaching change then get with it! He might want to go after the OSU or UW coaches for starters. Getting Graves away from Oregon won't happen, but those other two might find Cal tempting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wifeisafurd View Post
    I think LG portably is looking at shacking things-up.
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    Does anyone know if LG plans to coach the upcoming season or take a year off (like ASU coach did a couple years ago) to be with her new baby?

    Go Bears!

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    Quote Originally Posted by calbear80 View Post
    Does anyone know if LG plans to coach the upcoming season or take a year off (like ASU coach did a couple years ago) to be with her new baby?

    Go Bears!
    NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    That would be a disaster if an assistant "filled" in for a year. I would think it would affect recruiting big time too. Don't even think this.

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    It's possible that the two main new recruits will begin shifting the chemistry a bit ... both Kianna Smith and McKenzie Forbes bring attitudes to the team that maybe haven't been as present in the past.

    But this is just speculation, really ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClayK View Post
    It's possible that the two main new recruits will begin shifting the chemistry a bit ... both Kianna Smith and McKenzie Forbes bring attitudes to the team that maybe haven't been as present in the past.

    But this is just speculation, really ...
    It's Alaysia Styles and Kianna Smith next season. McKenzie Forbes and whoever else the following season.

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    I posted this question in the Cooper thread- wondering what people think about different coaches for our team?

    Would we have done better if our current roster had a different coach/coaching staff? How much further would the Bears had advanced or individual players improve if say Tara or someone else had been their coach? Would Tara, Graves, Rueck or evenIonescu's former HS coach have gotten the same results with our current team as is? Or is the problem mainly based on our current roster? Will just adding the new players next year make all the difference? Is that enough? Would a coaching change if it is even possible negatively impact our current/returning players and incoming recruits/commits? Would previous recruits like Plum and Ionescu have chosen Cal if we had a different coach or was it that hard for them to choose which school because they wanted to play for coach LG?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClayK View Post
    It's possible that the two main new recruits will begin shifting the chemistry a bit ... both Kianna Smith and McKenzie Forbes bring attitudes to the team that maybe haven't been as present in the past.

    But this is just speculation, really ...
    Attitude is important. I really like Smith's attitude and LG said that Styles is "a fierce competitor". It appears that Forbes has some cockiness that I think also translates into a competitive attitude.

    There is a big difference when you have players that are going to play their best and give their utmost effort when the pressure is on and things are going badly. I still remember the Long Beach game where Gray got kicked out for retaliating and Boyd was having a horrible game, but at the end she willed the team to make up a huge deficit and almost won it with a long desperation 3 which she banked in from 40' but it was a split second late. It was one of the worst games we every played (and the Long Beach coach new exactly how to play us) but Boyd never gave up and she played her best under pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOLDEN View Post
    NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    That would be a disaster if an assistant "filled" in for a year. I would think it would affect recruiting big time too. Don't even think this.
    Did Pat Summit ever take time off when she had her son Tyler? Hell no, if Lindsay can't manage this then she needs to re-evaluate what her priorities are. That Final Four run was great but the last 2 years have been stinkers and she needs to make some changes, and taking time off cannot be one of them.




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