Chat Transcript: Talk Notre Dame basketball with Tom Noie

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Tom Noie answered readers' Notre Dame basketball questions in a live chat. Read the transcript.


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 Live Chat: Talk Notre Dame basketball with Tom Noie(01/10/2013) 

[Comment From Saint KnuteSaint Knute: ]  any update on gameday coming for the Louisville game?
Thursday January 10, 2013 2:30 Saint Knute

[Comment From MikeMike: ]  I admit to sluggish attention so far this season. How has Cam looked? During the Purdue game, which is the only one I've watched start to finish, he showed flashes but also looked extremely young at times.
Thursday January 10, 2013 2:33 Mike

[Comment From Bigo from OrlandoBigo from Orlando: ]  Coach says that we have the best backcourt in the your humble opinion, if not us, then who?
Thursday January 10, 2013 2:38 Bigo from Orlando

[Comment From KevinKevin: ]  Tom, I promise this will be my only recruiting question on the afternoon. Can you give us a background of Demetrius Jackson's family situation? If it's a touchy subject than I understand but was just wondering if you could provide some information on the family he currently lives with and how that all developed. Thanks for still doing the chat today.
Thursday January 10, 2013 2:41 Kevin

[Comment From Jim -NYCJim -NYC: ]  Tom-- Good game story on Cincy-- A comment-- some CBB players hunt their own shot, this ND team hunts their next pass. It is very impressive.
Thursday January 10, 2013 2:46 Jim -NYC

[Comment From Peter in ProvoPeter in Provo: ]  Hi Tom, Is it Brey who sets the schedule for the OOC games? If so, do you know what his reasoning is for not scheduling better teams?
Thursday January 10, 2013 2:50 Peter in Provo

[Comment From MikeMike: ]  Pat's ball-handling and passing really have improved. His baseline drives and kicks in Cincy in that first-half run were beautiful.
Thursday January 10, 2013 2:54 Mike

[Comment From KevinKevin: ]  Tom, Thanks for that insight. Appreciate it. On to basketball---how do you see the rest of the month playing out for the Irish? I know in the Big East you never look ahead but this looks like a team that has a decent chance to head into the College Gameday contest against Louisville with just one loss.
Thursday January 10, 2013 2:56 Kevin

[Comment From TJ, NYTJ, NY: ]  Tom: Good call on the Cincy win. When do students come back? When will the Leprechaun Legion get going? Hint, hint. It is time for the school to embrace this team!!
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:00 TJ, NY

[Comment From BrooksFan-ChicagoBrooksFan-Chicago: ]  Tom, it must be busy enough covering the Irish. Does time permit you to look in on other games throughout the country? Or do you focus mainly on Big East? I guess I am curious, if someone asked you to list a Top Ten at this point, have you actually had a chance to see most of them play a time or two?
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:02 BrooksFan-Chicago

[Comment From GaryGary: ]  Better late than never, LOL. Love listening to Sports Talk almost every night, very informative. Season ticket holder of Basketball for many many years, needless to say that the attendance from both fans and students is very disappointing. The Brey teams deserve better. Now to my question, with a very winnable OOC schedule I would have hoped that Coach would have gone 8-9 deep for longer playing times. I know in past seasons the starters are usually worn out by tournament time. what do you think?
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:05 Gary

[Comment From garygary: ]  i wish notre dame played all the indiana teams in i christmas yourney
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:09 gary

[Comment From TJ, NYTJ, NY: ]  While I think Grant and Atkins deserve praise, am nverous about too much good pub. Lot of hoops still to be played. Suddenly you lose a couple and everyone is on you! The Irish have a chance to avenge last year's home loss to UConn and the loss to St. John's in the Garden. I want to see the Irish get used to playing well in NY if you know what I mean....
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:10 TJ, NY

[Comment From MikeMike: ]  KenPom rates the ND offense 2nd, and its defense 141st. How would you rate the team's defense so far? More zone than in the past, I think Bilas or Raft said Monday.
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:13 Mike

[Comment From Saint KnuteSaint Knute: ]  Any word yet on ring of honoree for this year or is it going to be like the Baseball Hall of Fame and skip this year?
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:14 Saint Knute

[Comment From garygary: ]  it woul be nice if notre dame played indiana or ucla every year or both it would fill the stands i hate going to all the easy non conf game seems like a waist of money i drive all the way from crown point every game
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:15 gary

[Comment From BrooksFan-ChicagoBrooksFan-Chicago: ]  Let me go back to the top of your chat, where you mentioned the "potential" breakout season for Jerrian Grant. I like him as a player, but I think he has been inconsistent this year. Sometime he seems hesitant to drive, other times he looks like he is unsure what to do. Overall a good player so far, but what else would you like to see to consider this a breakout year for him?
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:17 BrooksFan-Chicago

[Comment From TJ, NYTJ, NY: ]  Did you see where the ND QB said he wanted to play hoops?
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:19 TJ, NY

[Comment From gary from crown pointgary from crown point: ]  i believe if grant plays well we can beat anyone in the country even final four
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:21 gary from crown point

[Comment From Ricardo from IndyRicardo from Indy: ]  Just noting that Butler defeated St. Joe's last night in an A10 away game for the Dogs. This was something ND was unable to do on a neutral site.
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:22 Ricardo from Indy

[Comment From Jim -NYCJim -NYC: ]  Tom- it was much easier for Digger to schedule UCLA, Carolina, San Francisco etc in the old pre Big East days. It would be professional suicide to have a killer OOC schedule when you have eighteen BE conference games. The same goes for the future in the ACC.
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:23 Jim -NYC

[Comment From BrooksFan-ChicagoBrooksFan-Chicago: ]  One thing I give Mike a lot of credit for is how we consistently handle our business on our home floor. Is this a particular point of emphasis, or is the team just very confident there?
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:26 BrooksFan-Chicago

[Comment From Paul, South BendPaul, South Bend: ]  Speaking of Butler, here's a list of my "most out of his players" other words, the guys that get more collectively out of his squad than the sum of their talents.
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:32 Paul, South Bend
[Comment From Paul, South BendPaul, South Bend: ]  1. Tom Izzo, MSU 2. Brad Stevens, Butler 3.Shaka Smart, VCU 4. Fran Dunphy, Temple 5. Mike Brey, ND. Am I forgetting anyone?
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:32 Paul, South Bend

[Comment From TJ, NYTJ, NY: ]  Funny but Grant almost seems to shoot better when the shot clock is running down than when he is open for a jay with 20 secs on the shot clock....thoughts?
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:34 TJ, NY

[Comment From SamSam: ]  Does UConn have any big guys to worry about this year? Their recipe in the past has seemed to be to beat us by scoring with their guards but smothering our big men.
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:35 Sam

[Comment From tomtom: ]  notre dame lost 4 good Recruits in football
Thursday January 10, 2013 3:48 tom

[Comment From davedave: ]  hey tom did you get off the wrong side of the bed you have cut every one down on here.
Thursday January 10, 2013 4:10 dave

[Comment From Bigo from OrlandoBigo from Orlando: ]  Tom, I'm with you...not sure what losing football recruits has to do with the basketball team...Anzalone has been all over the map with his recruitment anyway.
Thursday January 10, 2013 4:13 Bigo from Orlando

[Comment From Bigo from OrlandoBigo from Orlando: ]  Didn't get a chance to watch the game yet, it's on my DVR. Back to hoops, do you think that Martin keeps looking for his shot or was Cincy lightning in a bottle just based on numbers?
Thursday January 10, 2013 4:15 Bigo from Orlando

[Comment From SamSam: ]  Here's one more question. I've always assumed that Biedscheid would eventually displaced Connaughton, who struck me as good but limited player, in the starting lineup, this year or next. But suddenly Connaughton is really expanding and improving his game. Which leads me to ask: which one do you think will be the sixth man next year, or would Brey think about playing a small-ball lineup with Connaughton at the 4?
Thursday January 10, 2013 4:18 Sam

[Comment From BenBen: ]  Do you know which players are redshirting this year?
Thursday January 10, 2013 4:20 Ben

[Comment From slatsslats: ]  How much trouble are the irish inif we were to lose Atkins
Thursday January 10, 2013 4:28 slats

[Comment From BenBen: ]  Do you know if College Gameday will be at any Notre Dame home (or away) games?
Thursday January 10, 2013 4:32 Ben

[Comment From slatsslats: ]  Do you think jackson could redshirt next year - being that Atkins and Grant will get the bulk of the minutes anyway
Thursday January 10, 2013 4:34 slats