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"MOVE. MOVE. MOVE. MOVE." -Matt Painter


This issue has been discussed on the board here before, but troubled me more than usual during the Nebraska game. The event of which I speak, of course, is Coach Painter's constant vocalization of the word "move" during our offensive possessions. In addition to being slightly annoying, it is a disturbing indication of our offensive state.

In order to properly demonstrate my feelings, I will use a horse racing analogy. When racing, the jockeys have whips that they use to "suggest" to the horse that it run faster. "MOVE" is Matt Painter's whip. The thing is, great horses don't need to be whipped during the whole race. They run on their own, and only require the occasional smack to stay on track. If our team were a horse, CMP would be whipping it about 30 times per second as hard as possible. I'm not sure that this is supremely effective.

I'm not saying that CMP is incorrect. There are definitely times when our offense becomes stagnant. But the time to "teach" your offense is not during a game. Yelling "MOVE" constantly has absolutely no effect on the players and, frankly, makes our team look silly. I have a sneaky suspicion that our players do in fact realize that our motion offense requires movement to operate correctly. If they HONESTLY need to be reminded to "MOVE" every possession, something is very wrong. Plus Stephens should never move, he should just stand about 3 feet behind the three point line and stroke it like he just don't care.

Good lord I love making polls.

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