Denny Kuiper and Jim Young discuss the early season results of Virginia Tech, N.C. State and Florida State on this week's basketball coachspeak podcast.
Welcome back to the basketball coachspeak podcast!
The first week Jim Young and former college coach Denny Kuiper discussed the up-and-down early seasons of UNC, Duke and Virginia.
Last week they turned their attention to Pitt, Boston College and Miami.
This week the focus is on Virginia Tech, N.C. State and Florida State.
You can click on the player below to listen to the podcast. Below the player you'll find a detailed guide of what Jim and Denny discuss.
0:00 - 12:14 - Virginia tech
- Can we draw any conclusions about the Hokies from their blowout loss to VCU?
- What pieces does Virginia Tech have to work with? Is there enough there for the Hokies to be competitive in ACC play?
- What's the bigger limitation for James Johnson's squad? Lack of consistent point guard play or lack of inside scoring?
- Do we have enough information to really judge the coaching job Johnson is doing in Blacksburg?
- How tough is it for James Johnson to coach when everyone knows a new AD will be in place by next season?
12:14 - 24:59 N.C. state
- What preseason questions have the Wolfpack answered so far?
- Is this team better defensively because they are responding to Gottfried's coaching better or simply because Gottfried has brought in more defensive-minded players?
- With two shotblockers in Vandenberg and Anya, State appears well positioned to adjust to the new defensive rules.
- What makes T.J. Warren such a good scorer?
- How hard will ACC opponents have to work to slow him down?
24:59 - 33:58 florida state
- How dangerous can the Seminoles be in the ACC this season?
- What does Denny like most about this team?
- Is FSU’s chemistry actually better without Michael Snaer’s strong leadership? Is that why the Seminoles seem more relaxed and confident this season?
- How unusual is it for two of a team’s top three scorers to be coming off the bench? What’s the possible thinking behind that approach?
- FSU has the potential to put forth a very long, very tough defensive team on the floor.