This page has moved to a new address.

Will the Patriots turn up the tempo this season?

George Mason Basketball: Will the Patriots turn up the tempo this season?

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Will the Patriots turn up the tempo this season?

For most of Patriot fans recent memories Mason basketball has not been a high flying up-tempo act to watch. Fans remember big guys like Jai Lewis, Darryl Monroe, and Will Thomas and their muscling moves in the paint. Not to say there was a shortage of athletic guards on the squad but with these big slow forwards the Patriots were never able to really run Larranaga's patented scramble defense. The Washington Post's Steven Goff points this out in an article this morning and quotes Larranaga about how this season could be a roller-coaster ride for fans:
"They're going to be saying: 'Whoa, this is terrible! Whoa, this is great! No, it's terrible! No, it's great! What's going on here? Wow!' All in a matter of 10 minutes."
That's probably a good way to sum up what we all might be thinking at certain moments during this season. Goff states that Larranaga is adapting to his team's new talent influx this season and that we will see more up-tempo play, something that will fun and miserable to watch all at the same time. It was evident in the exhibition Thursday night, we saw guys flying around getting steals in the back court but we also saw guys wildly out of position and yielding easy baskets to Virginia State. The key to the season could be how quickly these guys pick up on Larranaga's teachings.



Blogger mooky_l3d said...

Hey Ryan when will there be a new homepage pic. Cam, Birdsong, and maybe coach L, maybe Tate?

8:54 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...


Yeah sorry for the delay on that,I've been working on it, will be up shortly.

9:30 AM  
Blogger mooky_l3d said...

Just giving you a hard time. You do and have been doing a great job with this blog.

Hey just a thought, what about a pic with the mason greats on it, like a cut and paste of all the great faces, then you won't have to change it every year except to add new ones that is.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You were listening to my thoughts during the game with VSU weren't you? Thats exactly was I was thinking during a 10 minute span.

10:30 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Blog Counter