[Cross-posted from Pioneer Pulse.]
By Brendan Loy DU
“You are what your record says you are” is a truism in sports, first uttered by Bill Parcells, and repeated countless times by countless other coaches. But on Tuesday night, in a radio interview after a road loss to a not-very-good Wyoming team (4-6, RPI #295) dropped Denver to 2-9, coach Joe Scott offered a different perspective.
Praising his team’s intensity and execution on defense, and downplaying its offensive struggles, Scott said he is “okay with what I’m seeing right now because of the transference from practice to game” in working on specific key areas, like forcing turnovers (Wyoming had 20) and stopping the three-pointer (Wyoming was 1-for-4). The shots will come, Scott seems convinced, once the fundamentals fully click into place.
“It’s going to turn,” he said. “And we can’t concern ourselves with our record, because concerning ourselves with our record isn’t going to turn it for us.”
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By Brendan Loy
It’s that time of year again… time to get the 6th annual Living Room Times Bowl Pick’ em Contest underway!
[IMPORTANT NOTE: When you go to the signup page, you'll first be asked to "Create Your Account" with officefootballpool.com, including creating a "Screen Name," which you'll use to log in. Then, on the next screen, you'll be asked to enter a "Real Name." Both of these "names" will be publicly visible. The "Real Name" page says, "The information you enter is for the pool manager only. Nobody else has access to the information you provide here." but THIS IS NOT ACTUALLY TRUE. (Unfortunately, I can't change the text.) Your "Real Name" will be publicly visible. Thus, although you must put something in the "Real Name" field, you are not absolutely required to use your true "real name," first and last -- though that is strongly encouraged. Instead, you may enter a nickname or pseudonym that's easily recognizable on my blog and/or Twitter. What I really want to avoid is another situation where I have no idea who the winner is!]
As always, the contest is free to enter, and the winner gets acclaim, publicity, and eternal glory here on the blog — but no monetary prize. :) All picks are due by Saturday, December 18 at noon Mountain Time (11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern).
Complete rules and information after the jump.
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