CockyTalk

Welcome to Cockytalk!

Thank you for visiting our forum. As a guest, you have limited access to view some discussion and articles. By joining our free community, you will be able to view all discussions and articles, post your own topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, participate in Pick'Em contests and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so please join our community today!!

If you have any problems registering or logging in, please contact our Admins. Thanks!

Go Back   CockyTalk > Gamecocks Sports > Fowl Shots

Today's Top 10
Posters (by posts)Threads (by views)Newest Posts Gamecock Headlines 
smoovecock
3MTA3
I Bleed Garnet
2000grad
AmonRa777
qcgamecock
Master Bedroom
sporkgod50
doubledribble
TastyLicks
Scout Team - Some Ar (2356)
Hurricane Erika - Pl (1587)
No red shirt for Nun (1235)
Down but still dange (626)
Two backs? (611)
Va Tech Hokie stupid (525)
FALCONS SIGN REX GRO (457)
Stephon Gilmore: &qu (393)
2015 academic rankin (229)
Yes, Steve Spurrier (228)
Down but still dangerous.
Work around the stadium
Have any of you seen Clin
Get yourself a Fall Guy
Hootie's ready
2016 Commitment - Brandon
Dewan Huell - 2016
Two backs?
Garcia: A cautionary Tale
Derrick Rose is a...rapis


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-16-2014, 11:12 PM   #1
carolinacocky
Recruit
 
carolinacocky's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Columbia
Posts: 193
CockyCash: 500
carolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPit
Default Friday open practice

The Gamecock men's Bball team will hold an open practice tomorrow (Friday, October 17) at the practice facility on the corner of Blossom and Assembly. Doors will open at 5:45 pm and practice will start at 6pm, featuring an intra-squad scrimmage. Admission is free... A great chance to see Frank & the team as they prepare for the upcoming season. I'm going to try and get my two oldest grandsons to go with me.
carolinacocky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 04:35 PM   #2
FanofCarolina1
💩💩💩💩
 
FanofCarolina1's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Jamestown, ND
Posts: 14,279
CockyCash: 2833533
FanofCarolina1 is USC mascot materialFanofCarolina1 is USC mascot materialFanofCarolina1 is USC mascot materialFanofCarolina1 is USC mascot materialFanofCarolina1 is USC mascot materialFanofCarolina1 is USC mascot materialFanofCarolina1 is USC mascot materialFanofCarolina1 is USC mascot materialFanofCarolina1 is USC mascot materialFanofCarolina1 is USC mascot materialFanofCarolina1 is USC mascot material
Default Re: Friday open practice

Hope a lot of CT'ers go and are impressed
__________________
FanofCarolina1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 04:54 PM   #3
thumpin big
Game MVP
 
thumpin big's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Brevard, NC
Posts: 1,619
CockyCash: 500
thumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talons
Default Re: Friday open practice

Some of you guys who go to this open practice, please give a report later tonight on what you saw and your opinions on it. I can't go, and I want to know what others think about it.
thumpin big is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 08:03 PM   #4
Cockhornleghorn
Household Name
 
Cockhornleghorn's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Columbia
Posts: 6,765
CockyCash: 70700
Cockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot material
Send a message via Yahoo to Cockhornleghorn
Default Re: Friday open practice

I wasn't able to make it, I hope we hear some good reports.
__________________
Cockhornleghorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 11:21 PM   #5
carolinacocky
Recruit
 
carolinacocky's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Columbia
Posts: 193
CockyCash: 500
carolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPitcarolinacocky rules the CockPit
Default Re: Friday open practice

Went to the practice tonight at the volleyball facility. The team came out and warmed up quickly and then played 4 (maybe 5) five minute quarters. At the end of each quarter the two teams would swap a player or two and then resume play.

The team played fast and the refs were calling offensive fouls very tight, especially moving screens. Lots of charging fouls as well. Don't know if these are going to be points of emphasis this year... If they are, it will really break up the flow of the game.

There were maybe 100- 150 people there as well as TV cameras. Cocky was working the crowd and they gave out posters/ schedules. The guys look to be in very good shape.

Several players had good showings. TeMarcus Blanton is going to be a very good player for us, maybe sooner than later. Stroman is quick, and once he gains an advantage, there wasn't anyone who could stop him before he either got to the rim or made a pass should have led to an assist (if we could shoot). Duane Notice really has a Bball body now and Ty Johnson looks to be recovered and confident. Carrera showed good hops and once he gets his hands on a rebound, he seldom loses control. Chat looks to be in his best shape so far, in fact, everyone seemed to be fit.

Towards the end, Stoman had a few turnovers... some his fault and some from other players not expecting the ball and being unprepared to catch it. On several good feeds our bigs still could not get the ball in the basket from close range. Finishing is still a concern.

After the scrimmage, Frank addressed the crowd and bragged on the players effort, saying how hard they have been working to represent the university. He also thanked us for coming to watch, and said that the players would like to talk/interact with us before we left. He also said that they had a 2 1/2 hour practice prior to this scrimmage, so don't blame the players if they looked a little tired.

Was able to shake hands/speak with several of the players. Every player that I had contact with was pleasant, enthused and seemed to truly appreciate us fans.

When Frank finished up a TV interview, I was able to speak with him briefly about the team. When I mentioned how impressed I have been with Stroman and Blanton his eyes lit up. He really seems enthused about their competitive spirit and basketball IQ.

I don't know how many games we will win this year or whether we will play in the post season, but this team is getting better. We may continue to struggle inside against big teams, but I think we will take better care of the ball with Johnson and Stroman. We will miss Brenton's outside shot, but if McKie and Notice can shoot like they did this summer in the ProAm this will allow Thornwell to slash... this team could be fun to watch.

P.S. I was able to talk with Brian Steele and he has just been cleared to start jogging and do some side to side movement. He seemed in good spirits and is anticipating to be recovered and ready by the first game. Always like to pull for young men who give such effort and seem to love and value their time on the court.
carolinacocky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 01:30 AM   #6
Gamecocks1137
Apparent Sunshine Pumper
 
Gamecocks1137's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: On The Dark Side of the Moon
Posts: 6,285
CockyCash: 999999898787846
Gamecocks1137 is USC mascot materialGamecocks1137 is USC mascot materialGamecocks1137 is USC mascot materialGamecocks1137 is USC mascot materialGamecocks1137 is USC mascot materialGamecocks1137 is USC mascot materialGamecocks1137 is USC mascot materialGamecocks1137 is USC mascot materialGamecocks1137 is USC mascot materialGamecocks1137 is USC mascot materialGamecocks1137 is USC mascot material
Default Re: Friday open practice

Quote:
Originally Posted by carolinacocky View Post
Went to the practice tonight at the volleyball facility. The team came out and warmed up quickly and then played 4 (maybe 5) five minute quarters. At the end of each quarter the two teams would swap a player or two and then resume play.

The team played fast and the refs were calling offensive fouls very tight, especially moving screens. Lots of charging fouls as well. Don't know if these are going to be points of emphasis this year... If they are, it will really break up the flow of the game.

There were maybe 100- 150 people there as well as TV cameras. Cocky was working the crowd and they gave out posters/ schedules. The guys look to be in very good shape.

Several players had good showings. TeMarcus Blanton is going to be a very good player for us, maybe sooner than later. Stroman is quick, and once he gains an advantage, there wasn't anyone who could stop him before he either got to the rim or made a pass should have led to an assist (if we could shoot). Duane Notice really has a Bball body now and Ty Johnson looks to be recovered and confident. Carrera showed good hops and once he gets his hands on a rebound, he seldom loses control. Chat looks to be in his best shape so far, in fact, everyone seemed to be fit.

Towards the end, Stoman had a few turnovers... some his fault and some from other players not expecting the ball and being unprepared to catch it. On several good feeds our bigs still could not get the ball in the basket from close range. Finishing is still a concern.

After the scrimmage, Frank addressed the crowd and bragged on the players effort, saying how hard they have been working to represent the university. He also thanked us for coming to watch, and said that the players would like to talk/interact with us before we left. He also said that they had a 2 1/2 hour practice prior to this scrimmage, so don't blame the players if they looked a little tired.

Was able to shake hands/speak with several of the players. Every player that I had contact with was pleasant, enthused and seemed to truly appreciate us fans.

When Frank finished up a TV interview, I was able to speak with him briefly about the team. When I mentioned how impressed I have been with Stroman and Blanton his eyes lit up. He really seems enthused about their competitive spirit and basketball IQ.

I don't know how many games we will win this year or whether we will play in the post season, but this team is getting better. We may continue to struggle inside against big teams, but I think we will take better care of the ball with Johnson and Stroman. We will miss Brenton's outside shot, but if McKie and Notice can shoot like they did this summer in the ProAm this will allow Thornwell to slash... this team could be fun to watch.

P.S. I was able to talk with Brian Steele and he has just been cleared to start jogging and do some side to side movement. He seemed in good spirits and is anticipating to be recovered and ready by the first game. Always like to pull for young men who give such effort and seem to love and value their time on the court.
Great insight! I really feel like we have a chance to do a complete 180. The players sure seem like they have read a billion books on basketball in the off season.
__________________
"I'd rather be anywhere other than Clemson."
Youtube Gaming Channel for Walk Throughs and Content: https://www.youtube.com/vendablebow
Gamecocks1137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 06:59 AM   #7
Travelin
Banned
 
Travelin's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Scotland
Posts: 7,817
CockyCash: 200
Travelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot material
Default Re: Friday open practice

Hopefully the missed close range shots were due to the 2.5 hour practice before the scrimmage.

Thanks for the post. The season is going to start quickly this year.

Game 1 vs. North florida and I don't expect them to be a push over. Nov 14th

Game 2 vs. Baylor. We'll know what we have in a hurry this year. Nov 18th
Travelin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 07:41 AM   #8
thumpin big
Game MVP
 
thumpin big's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Brevard, NC
Posts: 1,619
CockyCash: 500
thumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talonsthumpin big has developed his gaff and talons
Default Re: Friday open practice

Thanks for the reports.
thumpin big is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 10:52 AM   #9
kingofnerf
Game MVP
 
kingofnerf's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Straight Outta W-B
Posts: 1,515
CockyCash: 500
kingofnerf is USC mascot materialkingofnerf is USC mascot materialkingofnerf is USC mascot materialkingofnerf is USC mascot materialkingofnerf is USC mascot materialkingofnerf is USC mascot materialkingofnerf is USC mascot materialkingofnerf is USC mascot materialkingofnerf is USC mascot materialkingofnerf is USC mascot materialkingofnerf is USC mascot material
Default Re: Friday open practice

Quote:
Originally Posted by carolinacocky View Post
P.S. I was able to talk with Brian Steele and he has just been cleared to start jogging and do some side to side movement. He seemed in good spirits and is anticipating to be recovered and ready by the first game.
I guess I missed something over the summer.

Did Steele have some kind of surgery?
__________________
kingofnerf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 03:42 PM   #10
doubledribble
I'll be right back.
 
doubledribble's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Columbia
Posts: 2,145
CockyCash: 200
doubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot material
Default Re: Friday open practice

Quote:
Originally Posted by kingofnerf View Post
I guess I missed something over the summer.

Did Steele have some kind of surgery?
He had a minor injury a couple of weeks ago or so, if i remember correctly... he should be ready for the season from what I remember.
doubledribble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 03:42 PM   #11
doubledribble
I'll be right back.
 
doubledribble's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Columbia
Posts: 2,145
CockyCash: 200
doubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot materialdoubledribble is USC mascot material
Default Re: Friday open practice

Quote:
Originally Posted by carolinacocky View Post
Went to the practice tonight at the volleyball facility. The team came out and warmed up quickly and then played 4 (maybe 5) five minute quarters. At the end of each quarter the two teams would swap a player or two and then resume play.

The team played fast and the refs were calling offensive fouls very tight, especially moving screens. Lots of charging fouls as well. Don't know if these are going to be points of emphasis this year... If they are, it will really break up the flow of the game.

There were maybe 100- 150 people there as well as TV cameras. Cocky was working the crowd and they gave out posters/ schedules. The guys look to be in very good shape.

Several players had good showings. TeMarcus Blanton is going to be a very good player for us, maybe sooner than later. Stroman is quick, and once he gains an advantage, there wasn't anyone who could stop him before he either got to the rim or made a pass should have led to an assist (if we could shoot). Duane Notice really has a Bball body now and Ty Johnson looks to be recovered and confident. Carrera showed good hops and once he gets his hands on a rebound, he seldom loses control. Chat looks to be in his best shape so far, in fact, everyone seemed to be fit.

Towards the end, Stoman had a few turnovers... some his fault and some from other players not expecting the ball and being unprepared to catch it. On several good feeds our bigs still could not get the ball in the basket from close range. Finishing is still a concern.

After the scrimmage, Frank addressed the crowd and bragged on the players effort, saying how hard they have been working to represent the university. He also thanked us for coming to watch, and said that the players would like to talk/interact with us before we left. He also said that they had a 2 1/2 hour practice prior to this scrimmage, so don't blame the players if they looked a little tired.

Was able to shake hands/speak with several of the players. Every player that I had contact with was pleasant, enthused and seemed to truly appreciate us fans.

When Frank finished up a TV interview, I was able to speak with him briefly about the team. When I mentioned how impressed I have been with Stroman and Blanton his eyes lit up. He really seems enthused about their competitive spirit and basketball IQ.

I don't know how many games we will win this year or whether we will play in the post season, but this team is getting better. We may continue to struggle inside against big teams, but I think we will take better care of the ball with Johnson and Stroman. We will miss Brenton's outside shot, but if McKie and Notice can shoot like they did this summer in the ProAm this will allow Thornwell to slash... this team could be fun to watch.

P.S. I was able to talk with Brian Steele and he has just been cleared to start jogging and do some side to side movement. He seemed in good spirits and is anticipating to be recovered and ready by the first game. Always like to pull for young men who give such effort and seem to love and value their time on the court.
Good report!
doubledribble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 11:35 PM   #12
markymark550
2nd Team All-SEC
 
markymark550's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Irmo, SC
Posts: 2,871
CockyCash: 1000
markymark550 is USC mascot materialmarkymark550 is USC mascot materialmarkymark550 is USC mascot materialmarkymark550 is USC mascot materialmarkymark550 is USC mascot materialmarkymark550 is USC mascot materialmarkymark550 is USC mascot materialmarkymark550 is USC mascot materialmarkymark550 is USC mascot materialmarkymark550 is USC mascot materialmarkymark550 is USC mascot material
Default Re: Friday open practice

Thanks for that report carolinacocky. Reading some of that plus the interview Martin did during the Furman game really have me excited for the basketball season.
markymark550 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Provided by SLB Development