You mean in the two Drinkwitz years? I'd probably go with Akayleb Evans. He's turned into a solid corner. Or you could go with Maietti.
Not yet. In the works, I believe.
Whatever he wants? He's worn 3 at Ritter and East St. Louis. I assume that's what he'd want to wear.
Great question. He's faced Elko twice, both at NC State, when Elko was at Wake Forest and Notre Dame. It's a good chess match. He's known for breaking out unpredictable blitzes. That seemed to confuse Bryce Young last week.
Not sure. Mo says "philosophical differences." I'll be interested to see what Goold reports.
I'm not sure they talk regularly, especially during the season. I talked to Gary recently and I didn't get the impression they're on the phone all the time together.
It helps having head coaches in your corner, but I've seen countless times where a coach would love to have his player go to a certain school and encourage them in that direction and the player chooses elsewhere. Ultimately the player makes that call for himself. I think for the really high-profile recruits that NIL deals will become a bigger factor and agents will be just as influential - if not more.
What kind of change? What's wrong with the scheme? It's a pretty standard 4-2-5/4-3 system. I don't think the base scheme is the problem. Now, we can quibble with the play-calling, the player development, the teaching, etc., but there's hardly anything unique about a scheme that is the same as almost all teams that run a four-man front.
Progress. He won't have to make the NCAA Tournament this year but I think in two years that should be the expectation after having a massive roster rebuild. And not just slipping in, but having the kind of season that energizes the fan base.
OK, chatters. We went a full four hours. That might be a record. I forgot to have lunch again. We'll do this again next week during the football team's bye.