Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We Interrupt This Football Season for Some Basketball News...

Thompkins received 18 of the 20 votes for PotY. Georgia may get a preseason nod for one of the nation's top 25 teams. It's hard to decide which is more impressive. But in truth, they go hand in hand.

Coach Mark Fox enters his second season as Georgia's head coach with a little buzz surrounding the program. The Dawgs held their own at home and gave some teams a scare last season. Thompkins and Leslie both decided to return to Athens. Excitement is building.

I remember one of the things Mark Pope spoke about before the Kentucky game back in March. Someone had asked about the team's progression with Fox's system. Pope (Fox's Operations Coordinator last season) basically said that Fox was having to coach both ends of the floor last season. The implication was that in the coming seasons the players (namely the point guard of course) would be running the offense. The recent comments from Fox have had a heavy emphasis on defense. He's not waiting for the season to start to set the tone for his players or the fans.

The media is listening. Opposing coaches have long been listening. I have a feeling the fans are gonna start filling the Steg early and often. Most importantly, they won't be disappointed.

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