Penn State Hoops.

Jerry Garcia
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Re: Penn State Hoops.

Postby Jerry Garcia » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:40 pm

I happened upon the PSU-Nebraska game at BJC last night with around 6 minutes left in the game. Oddly enough, the score was 56-44 at the time, same score as this year's Nebraska football game. In classic PSU hoopstyle, we squandered the lead with a combination of loose passes, sloppy turnovers, poor shot selection, and disheveled defense (in all fairness it didn't help that NU was draining a string of absurd 3's). Players seemed confused and leaderless, Chambers looking like a deer in the headlights. It went into OT with the Lions saving themselves a lot of embarrassment by barely salvaging the win. This season might be the end of the line for Coach Chambers - we won't come close to making the Big Dance, once again. Individually it's easy to see the talent he's recruited, but there is no evidence to me that Chamber is making the whole any better than the sum of the parts. Discouraging.

OTOH, I kept BTN on and here come the wrestlers at #4 Michigan. Boom, boom, boom - five consecutive PSU nat'l champs pound five (highly-ranked) wolvies. Nice way to end the evening - PSU 25, UM 12 in Ann Arbor.

pennstate92
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Re: Penn State Hoops.

Postby pennstate92 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:23 am

I was sympathetic to Chambers given he was given a big pile of steaming horse pooh that he had to fight through for the first 3 years of his tenure after DeChellis left. But it's patently obvious that he isn't a good tactical coach, and that's costing him games. Losing to Rider, to me, was a fire-able offense. Then they lost to MD in a game they led for most of the way.

When you have talents like Carr, Watkins and Stevens, all in their second year...well, let's just say I suspect Chambers is under the microscope.
If at first you don't succeed, give up. There is no hope for you.