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Old 05-01-2021, 01:10 PM   #411
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Hour long interview with John Newman here: youtube.com/watch?v=FPmjlc0ePp8

Section relevant to UC starts around 50 mins. He says it takes about a year to recover from knee surgery and he's now feeling back to his old self. He plans to play here for 2 years (and his goal is to win two national championships). He has been watching some old Bearcats games (was watching our game vs Houston in 1997 before the interview). Specifically mentioned that he talked to Mikey, Jeremiah, MAW, and Mason. No mention of DDJ or Lakhin, maybe something can be read into that. In general he seems to be excited to compete again and get back to the tournament.

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Old 05-01-2021, 04:47 PM   #412
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Hour long interview with John Newman here: youtube.com/watch?v=FPmjlc0ePp8

Section relevant to UC starts around 50 mins. He says it takes about a year to recover from knee surgery and he's now feeling back to his old self. He plans to play here for 2 years (and his goal is to win two national championships). He has been watching some old Bearcats games (was watching our game vs Houston in 1997 before the interview). Specifically mentioned that he talked to Mikey, Jeremiah, MAW, and Mason. No mention of DDJ or Lakhin, maybe something can be read into that. In general he seems to be excited to compete again and get back to the tournament.
I think this dude is an animal and starting 3. May start even if we get another big wing in the portal. He can play on both sides of the ball and has some swag to him
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I think this dude is an animal and starting 3. May start even if we get another big wing in the portal. He can play on both sides of the ball and has some swag to him
I did laugh at his 3 goals for being at Cincinnati:
1. Win a national championship
2. Win a conference championship
3. Do it twice
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:54 PM   #414
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DerMarr hinting on twitter today that he will be director of player development.
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Old 05-04-2021, 10:36 AM   #415
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Based on Chad's podcast and some tweets from DerMarr and Steve Logan. DerMarr seems to be on track to be director of player development and Logan seems likely to become a GA (graduate assistant). Not a bad pair of former players to add to the staff.

If Wes Miller recruits players anything like he recruits coaches, we should be in very good shape.

The players better watch out, this staff might be able to beat them in basketball (not whiffleball like Brannen's staff). Miller, Logan, Dermarr and Roberts is a solid 4, not sure who their 5th staff guy would be.

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The players better watch out, this staff might be able to beat them in basketball (not whiffleball like Brannen's staff). Miller, Logan, Dermarr and Roberts is a solid 4, not sure who their 5th staff guy would be.
Andre Morgan averaged 15 pts, 7 reb in 1986.
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Based on Chad's podcast and some tweets from DerMarr and Steve Logan. DerMarr seems to be on track to be director of player development and Logan seems likely to become a GA (graduate assistant). Not a bad pair of former players to add to the staff.

If Wes Miller recruits players anything like he recruits coaches, we should be in very good shape.

The players better watch out, this staff might be able to beat them in basketball (not whiffleball like Brannen's staff). Miller, Logan, Dermarr and Roberts is a solid 4, not sure who their 5th staff guy would be.
It also seems like we are willing to find creative ways to add more coaches/assistants to the mix. Using some money from the assistant pool and/or creating some positions that can be paid outside of the pool.

I was already impressed with what we had so far. If we land some other great additions this is going to be more than just a home run...Grand Slam!
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It also seems like we are willing to find creative ways to add more coaches/assistants to the mix. Using some money from the assistant pool and/or creating some positions that can be paid outside of the pool.

I was already impressed with what we had so far. If we land some other great additions this is going to be more than just a home run...Grand Slam!
Per Chad, Steve Logan is not going to be a GA - guess Logan's tweets were just him being back in town and meeting Wes. But supposedly the GA is going to be a splash.

Yeah, it seems like Wes and UC have been willing to dedicate a lot more money to assistants than they did with Brannen. It seems Wes used the full 1.3 million for assistants and Mike Rehfeldt is probably getting some non-basketball money.
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