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by rambone 78
3 hours ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 57
Views: 4032

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)

Cooley's recruiting budget is probably double ours. That's why he can go after the higher profile players....Dan has to be more selective.
by rambone 78
11 hours ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermain Harris (Offer)
Replies: 30
Views: 2463

Re: '18 MD PF Jermain Harris (Offer)

Next day at the earliest I think.

Like I said before, they might have to wait until Saturday at the earliest to verbal if they are EE's.

Would be nice if we could get a couple before they go on official visits. A good sign would be if a recruit doesn't schedule another visit after he visits here.
by rambone 78
1 day ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

That includes Ryan and Fatts.
by rambone 78
1 day ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

That camp....great way to get the word out about this program.....I have a better feeling about this summer's and fall's recruiting prospects now.... Other programs are getting verbals after only unofficial visits.....time for us to get a couple. If we're going to get someone like Harris....he needs...
by rambone 78
2 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '19 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)
Replies: 32
Views: 2199

Re: '19 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

theblueram wrote:not even a peep about these visits?


Not sure about this, but with the EE kids we might not be able to get verbals until after July 1st.

New fiscal year at URI, and the 1st is when the assistant coach contracts are either renewed or start.
by rambone 78
2 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '19 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)
Replies: 32
Views: 2199

Re: '19 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

And more to come.....hopefully we will get at least one commit from this group. Soon.
by rambone 78
4 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '19 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)
Replies: 32
Views: 2199

Re: '19 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Get verbals from both after these visits.....
by rambone 78
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14240

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

As long as they can play against some kind of decent competition and have some fun doing it.....
by rambone 78
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Dayton)
Replies: 153
Views: 10690

Re: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Dayton)

I still feel that if we had had 2 openings, we would have signed him in April.
by rambone 78
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17570

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Sometimes when you hear coaches say having several good bigs isn't necessary, that to me smacks of an excuse that they can't recruit same.....

Dan knows its important, no matter what he says.
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17570

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Some of the posters here also have short memories..... Like we still have the issue of getting good shots at the end of games, due to players mentioned above playing hero ball while others stand around and watch. Notice I'm not blaming Dan....whatever plays are called in the huddle break down almost...
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17570

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Yeah we've seen what happens when our "slashers" try and take the ball to the rim.....they get stuffed more often than not. Terrell, EC, and JG are the worst offenders....they don't see the floor well enough to kick the ball back out and or see the open man. Most of the time anyway. 1 on 5...
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17570

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Rod, again we're wasting our time trying to convince some here. Just have to wait until the season unfolds to prove our point.

If we're going to be as good or better next season, our bigs will have to be better than expected. The only known quantity is Cyril, and he's still only a soph.
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-2018 Rotation
Replies: 70
Views: 1945

Re: 2017-2018 Rotation

I could see Cyril average 12 and 10....and if he can shoot it at 60% from the line.....huge
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17570

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

TP, the quality of looks we get from 3 next season could be impacted by how much pressure opponents put on the perimeter. If our opponents don't have to worry as much about our frontcourt abilities, then they could increase pressure on the guards.....extend their defenses....and make it harder to ge...
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17570

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

blueram, like was said elsewhere, it's a good problem to have.

There aren't many teams out there with good depth at PG.......

I think Jeff has good leadership qualities also....he was frequently directing traffic as PG last season.....pretty good for a freshman.
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17570

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

ramster gets a 5 star [out of 5] rating with his last 2 posts......
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17570

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

I agree with your points TP.....but like I said, good big guys will beat good little guys in frontcourt play almost always....if our frontcourt develops to a point farther than expected, then of course things are OK.....that's what we're going to find out. Dan is no dummy...he knows like we all do t...
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17570

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Teams with talented [and tall] front lines will have their way with us. Yeah we don't play many of those during the regular season, but if we make the NCAAT, it will be our undoing. We will go only so far as matchups allow.....we will be limited..... Dan wants us to be able to play with the big boys...
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Coaching staff 17-18
Replies: 72
Views: 3031

Re: Coaching staff 17-18

Dre, figured I'd let you say it.......
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1528
Views: 41223

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Even the mighty Big East is subject to poaching when it comes to coaches......other than possibly Villanova, they are all steppingstone jobs just like in the A10.
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: The "Hex" - World Cup 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 931

Re: The "Hex" - World Cup 2018

If you assume a loss Sunday, I think 6 points in the last 4 games [2 wins[ gets them through to the World Cup, without sweating a 4th place finish in the Hex and a do or die playoff game in order to qualify.
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-2018 Rotation
Replies: 70
Views: 1945

Re: 2017-2018 Rotation

By way of "contract not renewed".........

And someone familiar will be named the new DBO......and it's not Boswell.

Everyone will know soon.
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-2018 Rotation
Replies: 70
Views: 1945

Re: 2017-2018 Rotation

Nope. As for the fellowship of the miserable thing, nobody here is even remotely miserable. However, there is some concern about recruiting. That would change if the staff nails it for the 2018 class. We are waiting to see some evidence of that. There is still a lot of time, but you would hope there...
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1528
Views: 41223

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

15, they are role players....we need impact players....a repeat of that type of class for 2018-19, and things aren't looking so hot in a couple of years.

Imo Dan and staff's recruiting skills will ultimately be judged by this class.....
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

78, recruiting is all about making connections/relationships with the recruit as early as possible.....if we're not on anybody's short list at this point, then on the surface it doesn't look very good does it? You have to think the staff is very involved with at least several players at this point. ...
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1528
Views: 41223

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

If coach Cox were to leave any time soon, if I were URI I would jump at the chance to bring back Preston as Associate HC......and pay the man. Having said that, I think Cox is a very good coach who has been attracting interest....but recruiting would be raised to another level with PM..... Anybody w...
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

I remain somewhat optimistic that will happen. Don't want to think about the alternative.

There's 5 months until the signing period...but much has to happen in the meantime....and that includes verbals.
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-2018 Rotation
Replies: 70
Views: 1945

Re: 2017-2018 Rotation

Carr was recruiting him.....I think we were going to get a visit....and then Carr was out, and there went the visit.....and our chances.

Reasons why can't be discussed.
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

On the surface things don't look very promising.

Have to hope the staff has a few surprises in store over the next couple of months.

One thing's for sure....whatever the recruiting budget is, they are using every penny or probably even exceeding it this summer and fall......
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 57
Views: 4032

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)

They are out there somewhere......I think recruiting has gone into stealth mode again.....I would think we will need to get at least a dozen visits to get 5 recruits. Most of those visits we probably won't know about. The staff knows what they have to do, and that's land guys who will have an immedi...
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-2018 Rotation
Replies: 70
Views: 1945

Re: 2017-2018 Rotation

I think Dre has it - except I would expect either Preston or Tertsea to be higher on the sub list to spell Cyril. For those who will disagree about the 4 guard starting lineup - it is what Rothstein proposed a few weeks back and we know his knowledge of our program is strong. Unless one of the bigs...
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1528
Views: 41223

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Hopefully PM will go with him to Ohio State, but of course there's a chance that he gets the Creighton HC position.....if so, then there's almost no chance he will end up here as our HC someday......
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 57
Views: 4032

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)

We should get a least a couple of 4 stars with this recruiting class, I agree.

Reeves would be a huge get, but not expecting it here.

If we're going to be a consistent player with the Dayton's and VCU's, we need to get more 4 star recruits......
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NY G Malik Martin (Offer)
Replies: 58
Views: 5952

Re: '18 NY G Malik Martin (Offer)

I think we've got a great shot at him.

Has he grown any? He would be a great get, either as a SG or SF.
by rambone 78
2 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 301
Views: 18222

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Swider has Duke written all over him. Sorry PC.
by rambone 78
3 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016
Replies: 508
Views: 14870

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016

The Red Sox, having the better starting pitching, will probably win the division, and the Yanks will be a wild card. But watch out next season.....right now the Yankees are in a home run or strike out mode....ask the Orioles, that doesn't work in the long run. Yankees really don't have a number one ...
by rambone 78
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1528
Views: 41223

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

He could still go there, but it would likely be a mess contract wise......contracts nowadays are made to be broken.

He won't, though.

If he had stayed at Dayton and this happened, he would have probably jumped and left Dayton in a big rebuild......
by rambone 78
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17570

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

There's no doubt we have size.....but how good are they? Other than Cyril of course.
by rambone 78
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge

RR2, yeah that's about the best we can hope for, since the P5's aren't going to schedule us for the most part.

If UConn still doesn't want to play us, then they can stick it somewhere.....
by rambone 78
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Nobody can sign until November, but they can verbal anytime until then.....Boswell will be on board next month.
by rambone 78
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge

ramster, that's the way things are going......the A10 this season will be down due to VCU and Dayton having slightly off years. The days of the A10 getting more than 3 bids are likely over. I have the same fears. The MVC used to be a multibid conference but is no longer now and will likely never be...
by rambone 78
3 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016
Replies: 508
Views: 14870

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016

Long season......I think both Boston and NY make the playoffs, but who wins the division is a toss up at this point.

I think about 94 wins will won the division.

And it doesn't matter....the Astros are winning the whole thing unless they have a bunch of injuries. That's a scary team.
by rambone 78
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge

ramster, that's the way things are going......the A10 this season will be down due to VCU and Dayton having slightly off years.

The days of the A10 getting more than 3 bids are likely over.
by rambone 78
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 57
Views: 4032

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)

Those schools all have NE connections as we all know. Bobby, Preston, and Luke....... They are pretty good recruiters.......duh 78, we'll know by November how good our staff is with NE kids....they got Boswell for a reason, to produce in the NE region. If he fails, not good. Having to recruit basica...
by rambone 78
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14240

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

I still see 3 left....if we are to have 13 OOC games, 10 are now accounted for.
by rambone 78
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 57
Views: 4032

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)

Agreed. It seems we are competitive when it comes to recruiting PG's and SG's....but nowhere else.

The 2018 class should include a couple of wing scorers......not just should, will HAVE to.....

The next 5 months will tell all.
by rambone 78
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge

Yeah they have FBS football but in BB, they are just about on equal footing with the A10.

UConn and Cincy want to leave because the lack of TV money is seriously hurting their bottom line for both football and BB.

Both want into the ACC but only one is likely to get in at some point.

Wah wah......
by rambone 78
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 57
Views: 4032

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)

Those are the kinds we'll get......not as highly rated but it's up to the staff to evaluate their potential...... Sort of like Cyril, MT, and ML.....yes it's only one year since they came here, all 3 stars......one looks like he's developing into a 4 star type, and the other two....who knows? Overra...
by rambone 78
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 57
Views: 4032

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)

I think we'll get a couple of EE players.... I'll predict we end up getting two 4 stars and two 3 stars......and a transfer. Just a hunch. The tough part is getting a 4 star big [SF or PF] that can play right away.....that's probably Dan and staff's toughest challenge going forward. The A10 doesn't ...

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