The 2017-2018 Season

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Postby KevanBoyles » 7 months ago

Substantive. It's a word in the English language. I know some of us went to URI hopefully we understand the meaning.
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Postby ace » 7 months ago

TruePoint wrote:Rod I'm not understanding why you insist on pitting Hurley against Preston. You indicate that you think others are doing that by diminishing Preston, but honestly I think you are either imagining that or taking something that somebody said in the wrong way. Preston is universally adored and respected by URI fans for his efforts as both a player and a coach.


No one is diminishing or disrespecting Preston. That's a Pat Riley in Kingston level of fiction.

More minutes for Berry? We can only hope for an Andre Berry-Rashaan Holloway extended match-up. Add Jarvis or Fatts running up someone's back to dunk like The Cable Guy, and it will be perfect.

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With Christion and EC out for the Bahamas trip, it will be interesting to see the line-ups, for whatever meaning one can take from those kinds of games.
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby rodfromcranston » 7 months ago

"No one is diminishing or disrespecting Preston. That's a Pat Riley in Kingston level of fiction."
Really? Seems a now former staff member used to shit talk Preston at every chance he got,
before and after Murphy left for BC.
When he accused me of trying to get him fired, I asked him why he constantly trashed PMurph?
Saying he was overrated, and a "bad guy",among other things.
"So, is that what this is about?" was the response. No denial.
Jealousy is an ugly thing.
Fiction? You don't want to go there with me.
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby CT Rhody » 7 months ago

Putting the pieces together here, sounds like Carr wasn't a big Preston Murphy fan.

As for all the nonsense on this thread, Rod knows his stuff and should be a respected poster on this thread. Everybody needs to understand we are all on the SAME team here. Now with that said, let's have a great season ahead!
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby rodfromcranston » 7 months ago

Thanks,CT Rhody!
Some guy with 10 posts takes a shot,
and somebody else tries to put me in the same
category as SlyWilliamsCaddy.
Yes, when Carr passed a message to a fellow fan to"Tell
Rod from Cranston, he's a fucking asshole",
I told him, if he had a problem with me, I was at countless
events, some where I was mentioned by Dan or Steve McDonald.
I also passed this along to Thorr.
Carr was angry because,"That's my boss!"
He clearly crossed the line. Claimed he never read our board,
but somebody told him.
Claimed his wife and sister were deeply hurt by this.
One of our posters here went back over my posts and said,
the only thing I did suggest was, Carr switch places with Boswell.
Claimed big alums and even PC fans came up to him about my
trying to have him fired.
Karma is a bitch, eh?
As a result, people around the program, who I'd been friendly with,
suddenly went silent.
The sad thing is, not ONE of these people bothered to
get my story of this farce.
Yes, we all are on the same team.
Me? I've been on that team since 1963.
Yet, if I write something some don't agree with,
I'm a PC fan, or some other nonsense.
I even have my own trolls.
Comes with the territory, I guess.
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby Iggy1979 » 7 months ago

rodfromcranston wrote:It's a message board where things are discussed.
Don't like it, don't read it.

This is a thread about the upcoming season and for the millionth time we're debating the impact of Preston Murphy? Start a Preston thread
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby CT Rhody » 7 months ago

Iggy1979 wrote:
rodfromcranston wrote:It's a message board where things are discussed.
Don't like it, don't read it.

This is a thread about the upcoming season and for the millionth time we're debating the impact of Preston Murphy? Start a Preston thread


Rod was just answering my post above. Thanks for the info Rod. Surprised the coaching changes haven't been formally announced for next year.
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rodfromcranston wrote:"No one is diminishing or disrespecting Preston. That's a Pat Riley in Kingston level of fiction."
Really? Seems a now former staff member used to shit talk Preston at every chance he got,
before and after Murphy left for BC.
When he accused me of trying to get him fired, I asked him why he constantly trashed PMurph?
Saying he was overrated, and a "bad guy",among other things.
"So, is that what this is about?" was the response. No denial.
Jealousy is an ugly thing.
Fiction? You don't want to go there with me.


I didn't think I had to clarify that with "people on this message board," as the conversation leading up to that was fairly clear. You've been clear on your feelings towards him since the Watson signing, which is fine. People don't have to like each other for whatever their reasons. And, you know coaches talk and Dan has done whatever he can to support Preston's coaching aspirations, so setting up them in opposition doesn't make sense to me. I don't know Jim Carr, but I doubt he posts here, so not relevant to what I said.
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby RhowdyRam02 » 7 months ago

CT Rhody wrote:
Iggy1979 wrote:
rodfromcranston wrote:It's a message board where things are discussed.
Don't like it, don't read it.

This is a thread about the upcoming season and for the millionth time we're debating the impact of Preston Murphy? Start a Preston thread


Rod was just answering my post above. Thanks for the info Rod. Surprised the coaching changes haven't been formally announced for next year.


My suspicion has been they haven't been announced because the state budget hasn't been passed, though I haven't been able to prove that being true.
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby ace » 7 months ago

Yeah, Tripp and Tom are there and working, and the others we know (Ty and Eric, Jerrell) have moved into their new roles.
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Postby Iggy1979 » 7 months ago

ace wrote:Yeah, Tripp and Tom are there and working, and the others we know have moved into their new roles.

Is there an asst DBO?
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby Rhody74 » 7 months ago

Sorry to hear that about Carr. He always struck me as a decent fellow, but his remarks about Rod were way offbase. Sure, Rod is passionate and sometimes I don't agree with him regarding recruiting strategies or player's abilities. But I've read Rod's stuff long enough to respect everything he says. When it comes to facts, he doesn't bullshit. Let's drop the ad hominem attacks. All it does is depress activity on this board.
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby CT Rhody » 7 months ago

Guys we finally have a quality program, let's enjoy this and keep the focus there. This is a fantastic board and need more posters, not less. As Tom Brady says "let's go"!
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby Ramulous » 7 months ago

Rod is very mean....I am questioning his support of Donald Trump....he knows very little of substance on many subjects...
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby Seawrightspostgame » 7 months ago

The negative stuff that comes out of this coaching staff strikes me as strange.

DH comes off as a very mature person that gets it. Hear some of this Carr or Tirone type stuff and it doesn't match up.

I don't get it.
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Postby Rhodymob05 » 7 months ago

Let's just keep it to basketball fellas.
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Postby rodfromcranston » 7 months ago

Ramulous wrote:Rod is very mean....I am questioning his support of Donald Trump....he knows very little of substance on many subjects...



BOOM! :D
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby reef » 7 months ago

I am glad Carr is gone , he shouldn't be treating Rod that way
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby ace » 7 months ago

Iggy1979 wrote:Good interview with Hurley in today's Narragansett Times:
* They're limiting EC in practice just to be cautious. His knee is good. He will play very little or not at all in the Bahamas.
* Berry and Layssard are in better shape than this time last year. Hurley expects Berry to get a lot of minutes off the bench.
* Thompson has not been practicing (and now we know why).
* Fatts looks real good (although the story says he's shorter than Jarvis) and Hurley says it will be hard to keep him off the floor.
* They've been watching film of Villanova to install a four-guard lineup. Hurley is confident this will work because they have big guards.


Article is up now, solid piece. The opportunities are certainly there for the bigs, but they need to produce. Interesting comments on both Preston and Berry.

http://www.ricentral.com/sports/college ... e6584.html
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby Rhody15 » 7 months ago

Well, get ready for the return of the Runnin Rams.

4 guard lineups seem to be an emphasis right now.
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Postby RhowdyRam02 » 7 months ago

The more I hear about Russell the more he seems eerily similar to Dowtin and the ability to contribute in year one
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Postby thatRamBand » 7 months ago

"Chance to do some community service while we’re out there, swim with the dolphins, stuff like that.”

Love it.
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby steviep123 » 7 months ago

Ramulous wrote:Rod is very mean....I am questioning his support of Donald Trump....he knows very little of substance on many subjects...


I'm hoping this is sarcasm or in jest, b/c otherwise, this is just false.
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Postby ATPTourFan » 7 months ago

Ramulous is being funny. All of those statements are essentially flipped upside down.
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Postby rodfromcranston » 7 months ago

Exactly.
He's one of the best people I know.
His sarcasm is unmatched.
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby steviep123 » 7 months ago

RF1 wrote:https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/886197011908874240


Man, the hatred of PC fans responding to this tweet is in mid season form.
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Postby Shinze88 » 7 months ago

steviep123 wrote:
RF1 wrote:https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/886197011908874240


Man, the hatred of PC fans responding to this tweet is in mid season form.


This is to be expected, pc fans are pointing to next year as the year where it should all come together and they win some games in the NCAA tournament. They return all their starters and have a very good recruiting class coming in. Yet, despite this URI will likely get similar pre-season hype and is already being ranked ahead of pc in some 2017 preseason polls. Regardless, its shaping up to be a nice year of college hoops in the state of RI.
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

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Iggy1979 wrote:
ace wrote:Yeah, Tripp and Tom are there and working, and the others we know have moved into their new roles.

Is there an asst DBO?


I don't know if that's a title they're using anymore, but that could change. Some positions need to be specified, like Jerrell, but they've always been kind of fluid with role allocation.
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Tripp?
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Postby Rhody15 » 7 months ago

Tertsea is also listed as a sophomore instead of a RS Freshman...
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby rhodylaw » 7 months ago

ace wrote:http://gorhody.com/sports/m-baskbl/2017-18/roster

Daron listed as #2, Ryan #5


Best news in awhile - my #2 Dinno Daniels jersey is relevant once again!
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rhodylaw wrote:
ace wrote:http://gorhody.com/sports/m-baskbl/2017-18/roster

Daron listed as #2, Ryan #5


Best news in awhile - my #2 Dinno Daniels jersey is relevant once again!

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Postby Billyboy78 » 7 months ago

Dowtin looks like he's added some upper body strength.
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Postby Rhody74 » 7 months ago

Damn, they look fit.
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Postby PeterRamTime » 7 months ago

ace wrote:https://instagram.com/p/BW5-zz-j7mZ/


I wanna work out with them...
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Postby reef » 6 months ago

Wow these guys are puttin in the work nice
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This should be broadcast over local tv.
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Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Postby Dre3000 » 6 months ago

Looks like EC is back at full go with the team!




First thing I noticed was NO BRACE! Must have been a very minor procedure and probably great for confidence to not look down and see a daily reminder of the knee injury!
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Postby Tom98 » 6 months ago

No brace.....it's go time for EC
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Can u say NBA draft pick ??
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Postby wgracie99 » 6 months ago

It does look like he had no fear about the knee in this clip. That is GREAT news. The best part of his game is his driving and finishing ability (sweet touch off the glass).
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wgracie99 wrote:It does look like he had no fear about the knee in this clip. That is GREAT news. The best part of his game is his driving and finishing ability (sweet touch off the glass).

The clip shows him going to his left most of the time. I hope he continues working on his right to keep defenses honest.
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That turnaround step back at the end....wow.
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Refined is his new middle name. Cannot wait.
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Postby Dre3000 » 6 months ago

Here's another short clip of Daron




Jared has one too but I couldn't get the link to work
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