By Cindy Luis
Shoji made a very brief appearance on BC's show this morning. was around 630.
Felt they should have beaten USD, knew they'd be tough, a veteran team that had great ball-control, maybe better ball-control than UH had
Felt Texas was easier to prepare for. That they set the ball high, giving UH time to set up the block. didn't always block it but got enough of a touch to slow the ball down and let the defense do its thing
Looking forward to playing New Mexico State. Jordan a good coach who develops his players.
As for getting back in the gym, said a mindless practice Tuesday, meaning a lot of reps and skills. which is pretty much the norm after a day off. Wednesday worked on tactics. Said he did tell the team they need to step it up because these are the type of teams that can beat you if you don't.
Didn't talk much about 'the record.' did agree with BC that things have changed from when the time he and others like Banachowski, Gregory, Hebert coaches. That big-time programs no longer hiring people in their 20s. That it doesn't mean they're aren't good coaches out their but he said back in the day they were playing 40 games. which doesn't happen any more.
that was about it.
one comment on the 40 games. Shoji's first two years, Wahine played 18 and 19 matches, respectively. both years all but 2 of those matches came during the 3-day AIAW national tournament. So to me that he was under 20 for 2 years cancelled the 2 times he played 40 (41 in 79, 44 in 84)