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Author Topic: Volleyball Thread  (Read 241902 times)

wadesworld

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« Reply #1125 on: December 08, 2022, 03:01:48 PM »
I mean they had Wisconsin on the ropes before that epic choke job.

Like I don’t disagree with the sentiment, there are much better jobs available than Marquette (every single big ten job) but if there’s a cycle you see through it’s one where you have an AA setter and two 6’5” middles for two more years.

We did, but by this point in the season I don't think we'd be very competitive with Wisconsin.  They're much, much better now than they were then, and we're about what we were then.  We're a nice program, no doubt.  And Marquette invests in the program.  It's just dang near impossible to recruit to the Big East.

But hey, this is a nice 3rd set for us.
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« Reply #1126 on: December 08, 2022, 03:06:48 PM »
It would be nice to win this third set.  Settled down and running their system now.

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« Reply #1127 on: December 08, 2022, 03:08:44 PM »
Probably too big a hill to climb, but it is good to see them pull it together.
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« Reply #1128 on: December 08, 2022, 03:14:46 PM »
Probably too big a hill to climb...

Or not...

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« Reply #1129 on: December 08, 2022, 03:16:46 PM »
Alright, stole one and lasted longer than the Louisville match. Still not gonna get my hopes up.

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« Reply #1130 on: December 08, 2022, 03:18:53 PM »
I assume Texas bounces back in a big way this set, but can't take that set away from them.

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« Reply #1131 on: December 08, 2022, 03:26:01 PM »
Serve-receive is a big gap. Texas has some big arms almost at every position.

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« Reply #1132 on: December 08, 2022, 03:40:15 PM »
Well it wasn’t serve receive in set 4 at least.

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« Reply #1133 on: December 08, 2022, 03:47:51 PM »
Glad Texas fell asleep at the wheel for one.  Texas's physicality is just a different level, and Eggleston is a cheat code.  When Marquette is out of system you keep it in play and live to fight another day.  When Texas is out of system you set it to Eggleston and let it rip.
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« Reply #1134 on: December 08, 2022, 03:48:24 PM »
Ah well, came out totally flat and timid. Took two entire sets to get into the game.

Weirdly enough, I’d rather see Ohio State win.

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« Reply #1135 on: December 08, 2022, 03:48:47 PM »
We'll wish they'd been a bit more ready out the gate but at least the last two sets we didn't look like we were shell shocked.
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« Reply #1136 on: December 08, 2022, 03:49:32 PM »
Welp. Great season with a lot of potential ahead. Theis has been very good in the transfer market filling in with experience.

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« Reply #1137 on: December 08, 2022, 03:49:57 PM »
Glad Texas fell asleep at the wheel for one.  Texas's physicality is just a different level, and Eggleston is a cheat code.  When Marquette is out of system you keep it in play and live to fight another day.  When Texas is out of system you set it to Eggleston and let it rip.

Yea that was certainly the most frustrating part was the OOS kills.

Think you put yourself in a good spot and they just put it away. Need some pins from the portal.

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« Reply #1138 on: December 08, 2022, 04:48:41 PM »
The 7 other teams I've seen playing today (Oregon, Nebraska, Texas, Florida, Pitt, Ohio State, Minnesota) are just so much more physical than Marquette is.  Marquette's setting and overall ball control is good enough, but the contact point for the rest of these teams is just a notch above where Marquette is.  And it's so hard for teams outside of the power conferences to land that type of athlete.  Theis does seem to have the recipe to make it work.  Teams like San Diego and Louisville (before they became a powerhouse) built their programs through the transfer portal and landed players who were in those power conference gyms every day.
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« Reply #1139 on: December 08, 2022, 04:57:05 PM »
Yea it’s gotta be through the portal. Marquette is on a two year clock and historically their most physical players they got through “traditional” recruitment (Barber, Louis, Rosenthal) take time to develop.

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« Reply #1140 on: December 08, 2022, 08:26:00 PM »
San Diego is better than I thought. Their setter is awesome.
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« Reply #1141 on: December 09, 2022, 09:32:15 PM »
MU adds an OH from Illinois State. 5’10”.  Not sure that helps much.
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« Reply #1142 on: December 09, 2022, 11:10:45 PM »
MU adds an OH from Illinois State. 5’10”.  Not sure that helps much.

Can move Hamilton to oppo I guess.

Eh.

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« Reply #1143 on: December 10, 2022, 10:13:35 PM »
UW loses at home in 5 sets. Just hate to see it.

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« Reply #1144 on: December 10, 2022, 10:15:28 PM »
UW loses at home in 5 sets. Just hate to see it.

Yeah they were down like 10-5 in the fifth, took a 12-11 lead I think, and then Pitt still won.

Also, I switched to the UW match with Stanford up 10-5 and 1 set to 0 and flipped it back on and it’s 1 set to 1. Didn’t see that comeback coming.
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« Reply #1145 on: December 10, 2022, 10:18:19 PM »
UW loses at home in 5 sets. Just hate to see it.

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« Reply #1146 on: December 15, 2022, 02:07:24 PM »
Somebody over at Volleytalk is hinting at Theis taking a different job.  That would be a bummer.
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« Reply #1147 on: December 18, 2022, 07:24:19 PM »
This is also why I’d take a job like MIZZOU if I got offered if I’m Theis. This season is MU’s ceiling.

Mizzou hired Dawn Sullivan, the 4 year head coach at UNLV. The connection is Mizzou’s newer AD was the AD at UNLV.

Sullivan played at Kansas State, and she was a 13 year assistant at Iowa State.

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« Reply #1148 on: December 18, 2022, 08:28:26 PM »
Mizzou hired Dawn Sullivan, the 4 year head coach at UNLV. The connection is Mizzou’s newer AD was the AD at UNLV.

Sullivan played at Kansas State, and she was a 13 year assistant at Iowa State.

I think that’s a pretty solid hire for MIZZOU.

I’m interested to see if the volleytalk poster was correct on Theis, and if so where it’d be. They suggested somewhere in the south.
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