Great time of the year: Baseball plays 4 beginning Thursday, FB practice continues, WBB with a BIG game Friday, and……MBB coming off a win to face Tree tonight!
The last thread was a good one, speak up if a baseball only thread is wanted before conference play begins. Meanwhile lets use this one like the last…general.
The last thread was getting a bit stale, but there is lots worth discussing here. FB pratice starts, Baseball plays two, and WBB heads to Colorado, all on Friday. Oh yeah, MBB up 1 at the half vs Bisons at Gill. Lets treat this as a general thread, no need for a baseball series thread at this stage of the season (?).
ALERT: Baseball schedule change, double header Friday: radio only 9am and 1pm (pacific)
The Beavs landed a former Wisconsin 3 star safety today:
Seems like a mature guy who could be a leader and maybe a contributor. Florida and Wisconsin pedigree is nice. Apparently he had an offer from Georgia as a prep.
Gary Andersen will be on the radio at 12:15 and 2:30 today to discuss spring ball.
11 days until the season starts.
Question: do you guys want gameday threads for baseball? Seems like nobody cares and it’s just me, oldbeav, and whisky in those threads. Oldbeav, if people do want it, maybe you can put those up on weekends?
As far as the team, the biggest weakness is pitching. Heimlich and Fehmel will be the 1 and 2 starters. Jake Thompson will probably get the midweek games vs the Portland States of the world. For whatever reason, Pat Casey will always love the awful Jake Thompson. So who is the #3 starter? I’d give a freshman like Grant Gambrell or Dakota Donovan to get a shot over Thompson. I like Gambrell the best of that bunch. I’d make Donovan the long man and (begrudgingly) Thompson the mid-week guy. Casey seems to think Thompson will have a big year for whatever reason.
It’s been a decade now since the Beavs won the World Series. They need a big season (at least go deep in the CWS) before time/perception works against them, and they’re viewed as a fading power (e.g. the snub last year didn’t help).
Let’s hear your thoughts. Curious to hear thoughts on pitching, team speed, team power, and the catching situation.
Curious to hear what you guys are looking for in spring ball?
- Who will step up on the offensive line?
- Which WRs will make a move to replace last years poor corps?
- Will McM be able to hang on to the job? My feeling is the coaches want Luton to win it.