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We had several years in a row of top 30 defenses. It seems to be more personnel related.
Also looking at this, the correlation in team success is stronger for defense than offense under Fran. Some of that could just be a baseline issue - the variance in offensive quality is smaller, and the truly bad teams were the ones with the worst defenses (e.g. 2018).
 

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dembele is a tough defender, and hopefully tadjo turns out to be the same.

fran has plenty of kids who can score. would love to see a one-dimensional defensive 5.
 

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For sure Beating Mike Gesell off the dribble and having Woodbury there waiting was a very different thing than beating Payton Sandfort and seeing Ben Krikke.
They would have been even better if Fran didn't have him hedging on screens 30 feet from the hoop all the time. Should have left him clogging the lane in pseudo-pack line defense.

He also nearly led the Big Ten in rebounding his senior year.
 

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Also looking at this, the correlation in team success is stronger for defense than offense under Fran. Some of that could just be a baseline issue - the variance in offensive quality is smaller, and the truly bad teams were the ones with the worst defenses (e.g. 2018).
when have a roster like this year or those years, you can probably only be good at one or the other. we just don’t have the physical talent or experience.

someone like Fartman is having a great season, but he cannot guard anyone on the ball. He just doesn’t have the physical capability, and it’s made worse by how much energy he spends on offense.

he is white, skinny, and slow but is squeezing everything out of his natural ability so it’s hard to be too critical.
 

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If you don’t have the personnel to run it, knock it the fuck off.
Any defense that has your posts guarding past the 3 point line is retarded no matter what personnel you have.
 

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Any defense that has your posts guarding past the 3 point line is retarded no matter what personnel you have.
not if you get them to make a stupid pass. The point is that our other guys don’t seem quick or coached well enough to jump passing lanes.
 

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Dembele and Freeman have been better at it than most of Fran’s past bigs.

I honestly hope they don't bring in a portal big and just roll with Tadjo, Freeman and Dembele, with Brauns getting spot minutes next season.
 

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Dembele and Freeman have been better at it than most of Fran’s past bigs.

I honestly hope they don't bring in a portal big and just roll with Tadjo, Freeman and Dembele, with Brauns getting spot minutes next season.
I thought Brauns was done?
 

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Woody was so "good" at it too, he'd ride the guard out to center court. Not sure it ever led to a turnover in his 4 years here.
 

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Woody was so "good" at it too, he'd ride the guard out to center court. Not sure it ever led to a turnover in his 4 years here.
how many times did Woody pick up his second foul of the first half -- and then sit -- for a hedge 25 feet from the basket? seemed like a bunch.
 
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Finally watched this game.

I now see Iowa's cumback was entirely predicated on perkins kicking dawson in the nuts thus removing him from the game. Woukd have been a blowout otherwise.
 
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