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All I'll say is I'm pretty sure Charlie Strong would approach that hypothetical situation the same way I would.
Should add that in this hypothetical, you're not sure if one QB gives you a markedly better chance to win now than the other.
...Would you play the key to your future right away, or let him ride to the rescue at the end of that stretch?
Hypothetical: You have two young QBs, one you view as key to your future. You're hitting a 5-game stretch essentially set up for failure...
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Scorpions have released renderings of the proposed expansion of Toyota Field. A handful of pics... http://t.co/SYgtryrYJU
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Meanwhile, time to take my first look at fantasy football cheat sheets for my draft in an hour. Hope I can get Joe Horn again.
Spain had great game, W together & L together! Letsgobrazil!!!
Hoje nao deu galera, Espanha foi superior. Ganhamos juntos e perdemos juntos. Bola pra frente!
What's striking to me is how many people have the exact wrong scouting report on Swoopes, presumably for, um, superficial reasons.
Which isn't to say Swoopes can't be good. It's just that he hasn't provided any tangible evidence of it yet.
To be clear, of the three Ash head-injury incidents (BYU, KSU & UNT), the only time Texas has confirmed a concussion was the first one.
I'm getting a huge kick out of Indiana's head coach. Who knew Mrs. Wilson from Dennis the Menace could coach?
The new Bull Pau Gasol is averaging 23.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, & 2.3 blocks through 3 games for Spain.
Through 3 games, Tiago Splitter is averaging 7.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1 assist, & 1 steal in 21.3 minutes per game.
Pau Gasol (26 points, 9 boards, 3 blocks) helps Spain stay undefeated with an 82-63 victory over Brazil. Splitter finished w/ 6 pts, 4 rebs.
Brazil once more had trouble on offense in the 3Q, as Spain outscored them 21-15. Navarro with 10 points.
3Q: Spain 66, Brazil 47. Tiago Splitter with 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist. Pau Gasol 24 points, 7 boards, 2 assists, 3 blocks.
Navarro three puts Spain up 22, Magano has to start thinking about resting Brazilian starters soon...
5:28 left in 3Q, Spain is outscoring Brazil 15-8, ESP leads 60-40.
Pau Gasol is a mad man. He just made three 3-pointers to start the second half, up to 24 points. Spain leads by 20...
"Don't hold your breath for too long. I'm OK. If I get hit, I'll be fine." - David Ash, seven days ago.
"I would have been going through my whole life asking, 'What if?' I didn't want to live life like that." - David Ash, seven days ago.
5 players for Spain already have 5 or more points by half. Pau Gasol shot 0/2 in 2Q, for just 1 extra points, but he has 13 overall at half
Brazil outscored Spain 18-15 in the 2Q after giving up 30 points in the 1Q. ESP went from shooting 72% in 1Q, to 55% by half.
Half: Spain 45, Brazil 32. Splitter with 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, & 2 fouls.
5:42 left in 2Q, Spain leads Brazil 33-23. BRA up 9-3 in 2Q, playing much better than that 1Q where they went down 18.
Splitter enters the game, matched up with Serge Ibaka.
Brazil on 9-1 run to start 2Q, Spain's lead has gone from 18 to 8 very quickly.
Pau Gasol, who decided to go to Chicago over SA & OKC, scored 12 points in the 1Q on 6/7 shooting.
1Q: Spain 30, Brazil 14. Tiago Splitter with 2 points, 1 foul in opening 6 minutes. ESP shooting 72%, BRA 38%.
18 point game for Spain in the first quarter...
1:15 left in 1Q, Spain is shooting 69% from the floor, Brazil 36%. ESP holding 26-12 lead.
And Spain casually goes up 14 on Brazil. Brazil having to work for everything and anything.
Tiago missed his first post-up over Marc Gasol, but then made the second.
Can't decide who was more dominant in the 70s, Stevie Wonder or Kareem.
Through 3 games, Diaw's only having to average 19.0 minutes per game, 7.3 points, 4.3 assists, and 4.0 boards.
On the bright side for Texas, it's not like Tyrone Swoopes is inexperienced. This is where that big post-midnight series at TCU pays off.
It's looking like Serbia, Spain, Brazil, and France are going to be locks for the round of 16.
By the end of today, Serbia, France, and either Brazil or Spain will all be 2-1, BRA or ESP will be 3-0.
Up next, a battle of undefeated teams in Group A, as Tiago Splitter & Brazil will face the Gasols & Spain
Diaw & Les Bleus will be off tomorrow, but then face powerhouse Spain on Wednesday, followed by Iran on Thursday.
5. Ash calls trainers that night complaining of headaches and dizziness. He later tells coaches he thinks the first hit did it.
4. Ash does not do his usual postgame media availability, but Strong says the coaching staff was not aware of any issues when he left.
3. In the fourth quarter, he gets knocked around on a fumbled snap in the end zone. Again, no reported problems.
2. Supposedly, trainers check on him after every series. He takes several more hits but never reports any issues.
1. On the first play of UT's second possession, he picks up a fumble and gets hit in the head. He pops right back up, shows no ill effects.
So, from what we've gathered, the timeline of Ash's injury is as follows:
France moves to 2-1 in Group Phase play with a 94-55 victory over Egypt. Boris Diaw only had to play in the 1st half, scored 3 pts, 3 asts.
France's defense has been spectacular today. Have held Egypt to 15 points (1Q), 11 pts (2Q), 10 pts (3Q), & right now 7 pts in 4Q.
3Q: France 68. Egypt 36. With the blowout, Boris Diaw didn't have to play in the 3Q, likely won't play in 4th either.
Shouldn't be a bad year of basketball for Deshaun Thomas with FC Barcelona. He'll have Marcelinho Huertas as his point guard.
With 5 minutes left in the third quarter, France has a 30-point lead over Egypt. Boris Diaw didn't start 2nd half, probably won't have to.
With Les Bleus shooting 73% from the floor & all players but Heurtel having scored, Diaw & Batum both played less than 11 mins in 1st half.
France outscores Egypt 26-11 in the 2Q as Les Bleus leads 49-26 at half. Boris Diaw with 3 points, 3 assists in 8 minutes.
On the first play of Texas' second drive, Ash fumbled the snap and got hit on the crown of the helmet. That might have been it.
Strong: "We can never, ever jeopardize a young man's health."
To clarify, Strong says Ash didn't have symptoms during game. But Ash said later he thought it came from the first hit.
Ash called during the night and said he had headaches and dizziness.
Strong insists Ash's issue came on "the first hit he took." But he was still playing in the fourth quarter. This doesn't compute.
Strong on Swoopes: "It's all about him now. He needs to grow up."
1Q: France 23, Egypt 15. Boris Diaw scored 3 points, collected 3 assists.
Strong says he's not ruling out the possibility that Ash will be back this year. Declined to say what medical staff is evaluating.
Boris Diaw for three, and France takes an 18-7 lead over Egypt in the 1Q
Strong says suspended OT Dez Harrison will return this week. Daje Johnson and Josh Turner still suspended.
Strong on offense with Swoopes: "You're going to have to tweak it some. I'm not sure how much."
Strong: "We would never jeopardize a young man's health for the good of the football team."
Swoopes is the starter. No decisions on how quarterbacks will rotate. Strong: "We can function. It's not like it's the end of the world."
Strong said Ash left on Saturday without any problems. Training staff got a call in the middle of the night.
France running motion weak like the Spurs do, to try to get Diaw with the 1-on-1 mismatch in the post.
Strong says Ash took a hit in the first quarter. Will be evaluated by medical staff. No timetable. Swoopes and Heard will play.
Charlie Strong says quarterback David Ash will not play this week.
Through 2 games, Aron Baynes leads Australia in Points (17.0), Rebounds (8.5) & Efficiency (17.0). Baynes is ranked 14th overall in scoring
And of course Boris Diaw is leading Les Bleus with 5.0 assists per game through 2 games.
Through two games for Team USA, James Harden leads their squad with 3.5 steals per game.