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A couple other nuggets from last night I found interesting:

Since my earlier posts might scroll off, decided to start a new thread. Just a couple of other things from Coach Williford last night:

Jay - confirmed what we've heard before from CTB, that Jay has a bit of an "ornery" streak in him. Said that at 6-6, when Coach Williford throws an elbow, he hits someone in the chest or shoulder, but when Jay, at "all of 7-1" (that's right, he said all of 7-1(!)) throws an elbow, he hits someone in the face or side of the head. So the coaching staff has been working with him on his elbows. Practices must be rough!

On the packline, benefits of a redshirt year, and Ty - I've read many posts here about how a redshirt year gives guys an opportunity, among other things, to really learn the packline. But I've also heard comments by CTB and by the redshirts themselves that has caused me to doubt how much they really "learn" about the packline during that time. It seems that the guys who are actually playing are the ones who get the lion's share of really detailed coaching in this area during practices, and that the only way one can really "learn" it is by playing it. Coach Williford basically confirmed this, and indicated the really significant benefit to the redshirt year is the time spent with Mike Curtis. Also indicated that the difficulty of learning the packline is overblown, that yes it's more difficult for guys who have only played zone, but not so much for those who understand man principles. Added as an example that Ty, with his high BBIQ, picked up the packline "right away."

On the transfers - not surprised at all about Reuter, and not shocked about Thompson given he will be a grad transfer. His comment about Marial - surprised, but mostly just disappointed that he will leave without a degree from UVA, something that would have served him much better than finishing his college basketball career either at UVA or anywhere else. Really gotta love and respect a coach with that point of view.

[Post edited by 82Wahoo82 at 04/21/2017 06:31AM]

Posted: 04/20/2017 at 11:00AM


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  Great stuff, thanks! ** -- Toolie92 04/20/2017 11:05AM
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  Thanks for the correction, appreciate it. ** -- 82Wahoo82 04/20/2017 11:21AM
  Good info re: the redshirt -- Seattle Hoo 04/20/2017 11:03AM

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