5/25 Press Conference

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I think I like Geoff Alexander as a human being. Seems like a down to earth likable dude. I think we elevated a good one...time will tell.

It’s fascinating the way basketball fans view the imperative need for: guards coach, wing coach, BIGs coach...
Vs
The way coaches view it. Coaching up both (perimeter & BIGs) is just something you do when you’re a basketball coach at this level. In other words I‘m sure Underwood
wants the best COACH he can get.
(not the best BIGs coach)

Infact, I’ve heard BU say similar things about players...”let’s go out and get the best players we can period...regardless of position.”

Pete Newell and Rick Majerus were
arguably the two best BIGs coaches that ever were. They were also kickass ALL-AROUND coaches.

Somebody more current...Mike Jones, the guy from DeMatha that
just took over Chester’s VT spot...that dude is an example of stone cold basketball coach.

I mean: you think that guy can’t teach a drop step or a Sikma move to a couple post dudes one moment and then work with his perimeter people the next?

I’m not saying some DI staffs don’t put a premium on structuring their people in these kinds of ways. But not all do...and its not as imperative as we the fans seem to think it is.
 
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The Villages, FL
REALLY impressed with Geoff. Looking forward to watching him connect with kids throughout the world.

Very minor point: would someone please tell him just how often he uses the word “obviously?” It’s just a verbal tick, and we want him to be an “elite “ speaker. (with a nod to Brad’s press conferences)
 
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REALLY impressed with Geoff. Looking forward to watching him connect with kids throughout the world.

Very minor point: would someone please tell him just how often he uses the word “obviously?” It’s just a verbal tick, and we want him to be an “elite “ speaker. (with a nod to Brad’s press conferences)
Another truly minor point...that has no bearing on anything and is probably pretty petty to even bring up...but I will:

What’s with the shoddy green screen keying on these videos of late? I’m no audio visual expert
but there’s probably somebody
hanging out in a U of I computer lab...(hell, even Parkland)
right now that could fix that in nothin‘ flat.

Yeah I know its nitpicky...but it borders on distracting and let’s be honest...everything’s about presentation these days. We’re the U of I dammit.
 
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St Paul, MN
REALLY impressed with Geoff. Looking forward to watching him connect with kids throughout the world.

Very minor point: would someone please tell him just how often he uses the word “obviously?” It’s just a verbal tick, and we want him to be an “elite “ speaker. (with a nod to Brad’s press conferences)
Grocian overuse of the word.
 
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Another truly minor point...that has no bearing on anything and is probably pretty petty to even bring up...but I will:

What’s with the shoddy green screen keying on these videos of late? I’m no audio visual expert
but there’s probably somebody
hanging out in a U of I computer lab...(hell, even Parkland)
right now that could fix that in nothin‘ flat.

Yeah I know its nitpicky...but it borders on distracting and let’s be honest...everything’s about presentation these days. We’re the U of I dammit.
Or perhaps just have a well made background that is mobile that can be placed behind them during these zoom calls. It would be a lot more natural than that shoddy green screen background they got going on now lol.