Friars Links 10.21.10

dave@friarblog —  October 21st, 2010 3:52 PM
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The Cowl: The Sports Boss

The Cowl takes a look at Keno Davis heading into the new season.  I’M DA BOSS!

In the latest installment of Late Night Madness, Coach Davis took center stage and owned Joe Mullaney Gymansium. He wanted the fans to know just how much he and his team appreciated their support. He said proudly, “We don’t knock off No. 1 Pittsburgh at the Dunk. We don’t storm the court after we put 100 up on Syracuse. Without you, we don’t kick UConn’s butt last year at the Dunk.” It was pure magic. Roster Preview: Gerard Coleman

Kevin previews the incoming player who will likely have the most impact on the young Friars.  Coleman has the talent to be a great player, but the history of frosh putting up great numbers year one is very rare.

Putting caution aside, Coleman will be ready to play, and start from opening night for the Friars.  While neither is a great shooter, the backcourt duo of Vincent Council and Coleman gives Providence their most athletic, and exciting, guard duo in quite a long time. Roster Preview: Marshon Brooks

Make no mistake, the Friars will rely heavily on Brooks this season, as both a scorer and a trend-setter defensively.  With a lack of proven scoring options on this roster, he’ll be relied on heavily offensively, but for this Providence team to surprise they will need to win games with defense and Brooks has to help set the tone on that end of the floor. 

ESPN: 2010 BIG EAST Media Day

Dana O’Neill breaks down some of the big story lines for the upcoming season. Nothing about PC, but each team has a small quotable from a player or coach.

Providence: “Kids want to win and go. We’re able to go. Now we need to win.”
— Coach Keno Davis on the recruiting strategy he’s using at PC

Fanhouse: Big East Have-Nots Struggling to Become Haves, Make NCAA Tournament

“In order to have a successful season by a lot of people’s measurements, we’ve got to take care of business in our non-conference schedule, then try to be in the top half (of the Big East),” Davis said. “And if we take care of business in the non-conference, then we’ve had a great year. There are a lot of teams that are picked in the second half of this conference that are gonna surprise people.”

Cox Sports Video: Interview with Keno Davis on BIG EAST Media Day

“We don’t have the holes that we had last year defensively” *COUGH GREEDY COUGH*

Cox Sports Video: Interview with Marshon Brooks on BIG EAST Media Day

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