W.A. Games Feb 27, 2020 16:20:00 GMT -5
Post by bringbackcaro on Feb 27, 2020 16:20:00 GMT -5
That being said I don't think we're any closer to knowing if Nelson can coach than we were when the year began. I agree with BBC that the talent isn't there so it's tough to judge the results this year. He has basically done what I thought he would do when the season began lose games. He certainly has not made chicken salad out of a chicken blank roster. BBC seems to think that the roster is so bad that no one or nothing could be done to improve the defense this year. Does anyone really think that if Willard was given the same roster that we'd still be the worst defensive team in the country, I find that hard to believe.
It appears that Nelson has taken the first step improving the talent level of the roster, now it's time to find out if he can do the X's and O's part to turn the program into a winning team.
Agree with everything, but the underlined sentence is irrelevant.
Of course we would be "better" defensively if we had a guy who was one of the best defensive (and overall) coaches in college basketball, but we would not have actually been a "good" defensive team and our results would have still been dreadful.
Freshmen who RW recruited to play in his system had enough trouble being able to play in year 1, that would be exponentially more difficult for a full roster of players who were recruited by a coaching staff who was only concerned with whether they could shoot from the perimeter and who were recruited by very few D1 teams.
RW would not have been able to actually employ his matchup if he faced the same scenario as Nelson (starting in june, having the same roster).
Joe Pridgen is the only current player who RW would have recruited.