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June 21, 2018

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86Cane

From watching everything, I think Jon Richt is the QB coach and recruiter. Jon Richt is the one that identifies recruits and offers them. I think he has a good idea of what he wants in a QB.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | June 21, 2018 at 01:53 PM

Based on what track record or experience or history? Please define his long history of expertise?

86Cane

Walker to the Spurs at #18

Posted by: Old Skool | June 21, 2018 at 09:31 PM

Lonnie Walker IV to the Spurs in the first round. That’s a great spot for him to land. Pop will give him his best opportunity to be successful in the NBA and reach his potential

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | June 21, 2018 at 09:33 PM

86Cane

San Antonio Spurs: Selected guard Lonnie Walker IV with the No. 18 pick.

Givony: The Spurs have traditionally been one of the best-drafting teams in the NBA, and their selection tonight could be a major step in their retooling process. With Kawhi Leonard wanting out and much of their wing depth tied up in expiring contracts, the Spurs have a major need at Walker's position. They will likely have minutes for him soon, depending on how things shake out this offseason.

Walker has significant upside stemming from his freakish athleticism, long wingspan, perimeter shooting prowess and defensive potential, which is why he was projected as a lottery pick for much of the season. He should be able to work on the deficiencies (inconsistent defense and rebounding, shaky on-court decision making) that caused him to slip somewhat on draft night, joining one of the NBA's best player development staffs.

Terrance Sullivan

Hoping Bruce Brown goes to my Lakers!

86Cane

18. San Antonio Spurs: Lonnie Walker IV, SG, Miami

Analysis: Lonnie Walker IV was projected to be a lottery pick, until some late issues with his medical reports dropped him down the board. Still, he lands in quite the situation going to San Antonio with the 18th pick, a team that needs some athleticism on the wing in the worst way. — Tim Bontemps

What he brings: The 6-foot-5 guard enrolled at Miami with the reputation of an explosive playmaker who was more than capable of creating for himself. Those projections never really materialized for Walker, who was injured much of the summer before his freshman season. But, there were flashes for Jim Larranaga’s high-profile recruit: during a four-game winning streak in late February, Walker posted an effective field goal percentage of 58 percent (and 46 percent from deep). He didn’t often seek out scoring opportunities in isolation, but when he did go one-on-one, he was ultraefficient, scoring 1.03 points per iso, but it often felt that the shortened summer and a Bruce Brown season-ending injury slowed Walker, and hamstrung any consistency. — Matthew Giles

Terrance Sullivan

Congratulations Bruce Brown!

Old Skool

Bruce Brown to Pistons Round 2 42nd pick

Old Skool

So you want to be an NBA announcer? Here are the names to practice as a result of the draft:
Antetokounmpo
Arnoldas
Chimezie
Mykhailiuk
Hamidou
Issuf
Rodions
Dzanan
Gilgeous-Alexander
Doncic.

BigWindyCane1

From watching everything, I think Jon Richt is the QB coach and recruiter. Jon Richt is the one that identifies recruits and offers them. I think he has a good idea of what he wants in a QB.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | June 21, 2018 at 01:53 PM

Based on what track record or experience or history? Please define his long history of expertise?

Posted by: 86Cane | June 21, 2018 at 10:39 PM

LOL. I see your point. Obviously, I don't think CJR is in the same category as more experienced coaches like Dugans and Simpson, but I do think he seems to have some latitude to make decisions.

I based my opinion on my observations, which could be wrong. IMO, I think Jon Richt does have some latitude to evaluate and offer talent, and I wouldn't say that Coach Jon Richt has a "long history of expertise."

The jury is still out on CJR, so we will see how good CJR really is at evaluating and developing talent this upcoming season and beyond. I think that the coaches have done a decent job with Rosier, given where Rosier started from and where is now. Rosier must take a huge step forward this year for the coaches to claim success with him.

The bigger test will be when Perry, Williams, Weldon or some other new recruit gets a chance to lead the offense, whether it is this year or next. We will see.

86Cane

1. Rosier must take a huge step forward this year for the coaches to claim success with him.

2. The bigger test will be when Perry, Williams, Weldon or some other new recruit gets a chance to lead the offense, whether it is this year or next. We will see.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | June 22, 2018 at 08:40 AM

1. True.

2. There IT is right there.

raizecane

I don't think my heart can take another season with Rosier

Go Canes!!

Current College Football Game of Year Lines

Interesting early spread vs FSU

Ohio St -2.5 at Penn St
Miami -8 vs Florida St
Michigan -1.5 at Michigan St
Clemson -9 at Florida St
Alabama -12 at LSU
Washington -11 vs Stanford
Oklahoma -6.5 at West Virginia
Alabama -8 vs Auburn
Ohio St -8 vs Michigan
ND -1 at USC

BigWindyCane1

Sports Illustrated named its top 100 college football players.

Safety Jaquan Johnson, at No. 8.
Junior LB Shaq Quarterman, at No. 14
Junior DE Joe Jackson at No. 67.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | June 22, 2018 at 02:20 PM

Garvin, Lingard and Thomas will be on next year’s list.

86Cane

#8 and #14? That's pretty heavy stuff right there!

86Cane

Surprised Malik Rosier is not on the Top 100 list.

CoCane

Nosier's on the top 100 QB list.

CoCane

Ranked #97 respectively

BigWindyCane1

When you visit the campus, and see the new athletic facilities being built, it blatantly obvious what a huge impact CMR has had on the future of UM athletics. The future is very bright and CMR deserves a lot of credit for it. The Canes will be an athletics powerhouse in the foreseeable future and CMR deserves a great deal of credit for the bright future we can visualize

Terrance Sullivan

BigWindyCane CMR and BJ deserve the most credit without question. U are spot on. Total Agreement.

MLAlumni1970

I am so very happy that I finally got a CANE to the Motor City. Welcome to the Detroit Pistons.

86Cane

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