Re: Florida State coach makes mistake !

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Posted by ITK on March 25, 2018 at 09:31:08:

In Reply to: Re: Florida State coach makes mistake ! posted by Expert on March 24, 2018 at 21:02:13:

: : : He did not call time out with 10 seconds to go !

: He didn't have a timeout. His players gave up. They took wild off balance shots during the game, didn't get back on defense six times and got outscored 12-0 on fastbreaks. They weren't a team. They were a bunch of individuals. Michigan was a team. Florida State is going where they should be and that's back to Florida

The mistake was not that he didn't call a timeout, it was that after missing that wild three point shot, there were still 15 seconds left on the clock when Michigan got the rebound. It was only a four point game and Michigan had just missed the front-end of a one-and-one. Michigan is one of the worst free-throw teams in all of NCAA basketball, shooting only 66% from the line. This season they ranked #321 of all Division I teams in free throws, close to the bottom. So there was a very good statistical probability that they'd miss again and it would have at least given FSU a shot.

But the coach didn't instruct his players to foul and you can see they just gave up.

THAT was the mistake. It wasn't about not calling a timeout they didn't have, but instead about why they didn't foul.

And the even bigger mistake is the fact that when asked about it after the game by CBS reporter Dana Jacobsen, the coach didn't even recognize what the reporter was asking, and he appeared stunned and befuddled, like he'd been at a different game than the one millions of fans had just witnessed.

The "mistake" will be if the FSU admins keep him around...not because he didn't tell his players to foul, but because he didn't even think about what he was doing, other than just giving up at the end.

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