South Bend Tribune Big East "Preview"

dave@friarblog —  October 30th, 2009 1:25 PM
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I’m a huge fan of unnecessary quotation marks (this “blog” is a must read), but unfortunately my use of them in the title is purely sarcastic reasons.   The entire article isn’t awful — there are small blurbs about each team which give a very basic overview of the entire conference.  However, the author apparently decided to mail in the Providence section.  What else is new?

Providence. The Friars were among the league’s best offensive outfits last season, but as well as they could score, they played as if they were allergic to defense. Providence allowed a league-worst 76.7 points per game. The Friars allowed at least 80 points in 10 of their 18 league games. And that was with a veteran team. There are now seven new faces on the roster. Most of the leadership and experience is gone. Hopefully for second-year coach Keno Davis, more than one of the newcomers will want to stop the ball instead of just score it.

Allergic to defense! I see what you did there.  Also a little shocked no mention of the “no player taller than 6-9” situation that will undoubtedly appear across previews.

Nothing to see here.  Move along.


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