When watching the Big East this year you’ll note one thing, Notre Dame appears slow in comparison. Why is that? Why does every team in America have a couple of guys who can slash any defense, yet Notre Dame is stuck with the perimeter players who rarely drive and dish? It’s like watching a bunch of slow monkeys run around a circle. Usually nothing gets done unless there’s a low post entry pass, followed by a quick outlet back to one of the “non-intrusive” guys. Can’t this be resolved?
Tory Jackson can get to the hole but usually only with his spin-dribble move–which can often end in a bad bailout pass—as witnessed in the first Louisville loss. KMac seems to just dribble around with really no threat of penetration, and occasionally drives baseline right into a double team. The point is this. Why aren’t they being told to drive North and South? Why are they continuing to screen the perimeter and run around out there, never heading low?
Some things are going to have to change next year, and perhaps adding a 6’4” guard in Joey Brooks might help. Possibly playing Carleton Scott might have helped this year too, but why wasn’t this addressed already? If midseason adjustments aren’t being made then maybe an offseason one needs to take place. It’s hard when losing with seniors. It’s even harder not playing for tomorrow. These hardships on the hard-court will continue as long as they’re accepted by the coach. “We’ll be happy with one win” is the attitude of our current regime when asked about playing UConn and Nova. It’s simply not acceptable.