No, I don't think so. Parrom doesn't face an automatic suspension because he was not thrown out for fighting, only for a "flagrant two" foul. Very similar situation to when Solomon Hill was ejected at Utah last season. Of course, Miller could opt to suspend him if he wanted to but I don't think he will if it is true that Parrom was retaliating (again because Miller found that to be the case at Utah and did not suspend Hill).
FWIW, I have a blog post with some notes and links, noting that UA has moved up to No. 7 in the AP Poll. (Syracuse dropped below).
Seven. I think they'll lose two more. The easy guess is to say they'll lose at UCLA and Colorado but I suspect there will be a surprise somewhere, maybe even at home again. Injuries and foul trouble could determine where UA gets bitten. But even if they lose two more they can maybe still win or tie for the league title, in which case they are a near-lock for a Salt Lake/San Jose (first weekend) and L.A. (second weekend) path in the NCAA tournament toward the Final Four.
Probably a 2. Could be a 1 if they win both the regular season and tourney titles and maybe a 3 if they struggle down stretch and/or lose in Pac-12 tourney quarters. But in almost any case they will play the first weekend of the NCAA tournament in Salt Lake or San Jose. I think it makes a difference if you can stay in Pac-12 country, as UCLA's final four teams often did.
I didn't get a good view of it myself and even the WSU replay board wasn't too detailed. But the rule is that it's a flagrant two if you hit above the shoulders and he did, so it was a good call based on that.
That's certainly a great question and one I hope to address. Powell is playing well now and he's obviously more experienced. My guess is, as with Motum, they will put multiple people on him (Hill, Ashley, Jerrett too)
That will definitely hurt but they have recruited well and Altman is as good as anybody at finding quality transfers, especially the four-year ones who can play immediately, so you may not know until August how good they
will really be. Plus those freshman guards are very promising.
Is that you? Last I heard, your knees were being smashed into a CRJ tray table?
Anyway I have not seen much change. He is a very consistent person in many ways. He maybe had to adjust to the level of scrunity/fan interest/media coverage here but seems to have done so. This environment is obviously different than Xavier, where the Bengals, Reds and Univ. of Cincinnati took attention away.
No, unless that trend continued. the one he did hit was well-executed. I think Miller knows it's hard for anyone to get shooting rhythm when they don't play much so I imagine York will get more limited chances.
JW I know you seem to really like that press and it is good in spurts but I don't think Miller will use it any more than that against Stanford or anybody. He doesn't think it's a sound long-term strategy.
I don't cover the women's team and so really am not qualified to answer that.
I think he has, yes, but I think it's also very much a case of guys feeling confident in throwing the ball in there. The problem, as always, has been that there is only one ball to share among a lot of quality scorers so they don't have to throw it in there, and won't if they doubt whether it will lead to a bucket.
I'm too close to it here to have a good feel for what the country thinks, but some national media i've spoken to think they have certainly had some good fortune with the close wins over Florida, SDSU and Colorado. However, the better Miami and Florida do is making UA's resume look very good even with those easy early season games. I think, as Miller has said, that the TV deal is also helping UA get maybe more respect because many of UA's games are on ESPN networks now.
yes. as i understand it, that helps make the flagrant two foul more clear cut: either he did or didn't. the only subjective part is they have to rule it was "excessive" movement resulting in the contact.
Actually a UA official told me Saturday there is no red-out this season. They are doing a "pinwheel" thing on Wednesday and that's it. I think the feeling there is that these kinds of gimmicks have run their course and that UA always has a great atmosphere for big games, anyway.
Yes Dotson and Artis. Artis has been hurt though may return this week or next.
Although they are pretty good at wearing down teams with just eight guys (as with the ASU game), I could see that to some extent. But Chol and York have to produce with their minutes, which isn't easy to do when you're coming in cold all the time. I think Chol is the kind of guy you use to help wear a team down while they are hoping York gives them a three-point punch that Mayes has struggled to provide.
C'mon. Be real. Besides, you will have to get going in order to beat JW's record of most usernames.
No. I really believe, as I've said before, that Maryland was a bigger threat than the Pitt job, and he didn't take it. I think he believed, as so many do, that Maryland was kind of a sleeping giant with its fans, facilities and amazing recruiting backyard. So I think the only situation that could prompt him to think about leaving is if they money/facilities were significantly greater (and UA is now very competitive there) or if things changed at UA in a way he did not like (ie new administration, etc)
I can see why you are making the Soldiers Artis/Gordon connection but Artis is a pretty good player in his own right, don't you think? Also, I think Brown quit that team, though it was a strange situation. And, interestingly, Gordon could pick either Oregon or Washington if he wants to go somewhere where he would be depended on heavily inside right away.
If they win the Pac-12 regular season and tournament titles, yes. If not, probably a 2 or 3.