Chat Transcript: Talk Notre Dame basketball with Tom Noie

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 Live Chat: Talk Notre Dame basketball with Tom Noie(02/07/2013) 


[Comment From Dan - ChicagoDan - Chicago: ]  After watching ND the last week, I've come to the conclusion that the 5th best player currently on this team is a healthy Scott Martin. Knight is just not a guy you want to rely on when playing big time competition. Auguste is too raw and young. And Biedschied is so frail and skinny. I don't think this team has the talent to make a deep run in the tourney, but just to make the elusive sweet 16, I think a healthy Martin is needed. What are your thoughts?
  Thursday February 7, 2013 12:40 Dan - Chicago


[Comment From Jim-- NYCJim-- NYC: ]  Tom-- With largely the team intact from last year, plus the addition of GS, BA and CB what do you see that surprises you comparing the team's performance from last year to the current one.
  Thursday February 7, 2013 12:43 Jim-- NYC


[Comment From JoeJoe: ]  Does ND have the horses and want to, to hang with Louisville?
  Thursday February 7, 2013 12:46 Joe


[Comment From Saint KnuteSaint Knute: ]  I still think double digit wins in the Big East is possible. What in your opinion needs to happen for that to become reality.
  Thursday February 7, 2013 12:47 Saint Knute


[Comment From Dan - ChicagoDan - Chicago: ]  Regarding Martin, if he is held out the rest of the year...would a 7th year be a possibility? Would this effect his AARP status?
  Thursday February 7, 2013 12:52 Dan - Chicago


[Comment From Saint KnuteSaint Knute: ]  Any inklings on whether Louisville will leave the Big East early or stick around for another year like ND? Without them I would think our potential RPI would go south and we would have to upgrade the non conference schedule accordingly
  Thursday February 7, 2013 12:54 Saint Knute


[Comment From Dan - ChicagoDan - Chicago: ]  Biedschied is so skinny. Is this part of the coaches plan to beef him up?
  Thursday February 7, 2013 12:56 Dan - Chicago


[Comment From Dan - ChicagoDan - Chicago: ]  Do you think Sherman is done in terms of seeing vital game action this year?
  Thursday February 7, 2013 12:58 Dan - Chicago


[Comment From Mark-Grand HavenMark-Grand Haven: ]  Tom—Enjoy the chats. Is it my imagination, or is part of our offensive problem the inability lately to get the ball inside to Cooley? Does Jack need to be more aggressive establishing position inside or is it up to the guards to look to him more?
  Thursday February 7, 2013 1:04 Mark-Grand Haven


[Comment From Dan - ChicagoDan - Chicago: ]  Doesn't seem there will be much playing time available for Burgett, Beachem, Katenda, & Vasturia next year. Do you see someone being held out to maintain a year of eligibility? Burgett & Vasturia would seem like obvious choices...
  Thursday February 7, 2013 1:07 Dan - Chicago


[Comment From Saint KnuteSaint Knute: ]  Is their any excitement on campus because of Game Day? I would hope that the Leprechaun Legion is getting the students pumped up.
  Thursday February 7, 2013 1:22 Saint Knute


[Comment From Bob, Three RiversBob, Three Rivers: ]  Tom, since you saw Indiana in Indianapolis two months ago, how much have they improved their game?
  Thursday February 7, 2013 1:23 Bob, Three Rivers


[Comment From marcmarc: ]  Tom 16 year season ticketholder here.What is nd's problem with promotion for this team.They don't even have a game program anymore.Let alone no ring of honor this year practice fac.ect.For a team that does nothing but win at home kind of sad.Brey deserves better.And so does the team.More needs to be done to get people to the game. thanks
  Thursday February 7, 2013 1:25 marc


[Comment From Smitty - Chandler, AZSmitty - Chandler, AZ: ]  Tom - Do you have any insight on how Brey gets along with other coaches in the Big East? are there any friendships, or just cordial with each other? Thought about this while watching the Syracuse game... was reminded of Boeheim's comments about ND's place in the Big East implosion and whether that has any affect on his relationship with Brey.
  Thursday February 7, 2013 1:27 Smitty - Chandler, AZ


[Comment From jerry from elkhartjerry from elkhart: ]  is Katenda going to play next year
  Thursday February 7, 2013 1:31 jerry from elkhart


[Comment From Jj WJj W: ]  Tom, what is your early prediction for the 5 starters next year and who will get time off the bench?
  Thursday February 7, 2013 1:49 Jj W


[Comment From jerry from elkhartjerry from elkhart: ]  is notre dame looking for any one in Recruiting a big man for this year
  Thursday February 7, 2013 1:51 jerry from elkhart


[Comment From Pete Coto De CazaPete Coto De Caza: ]  Agree we need to get the ball into Jack but we seem to do so very slowly - after the defense is set. Love to see quicker bounce passes into the big guy early in the offense. Thoughts?
  Thursday February 7, 2013 1:51 Pete Coto De Caza


[Comment From Paul, South BendPaul, South Bend: ]  Do you think Brey will depart from his norm and go nine deep assuming Martin returns later this season? I think we're a border-line NCAA team anyway and Biedschied and Auguste would really benefit from meaningful minutes this year.
  Thursday February 7, 2013 1:52 Paul, South Bend


[Comment From Illinois FoolIllinois Fool: ]  Hey Tom, Any reason, Sherman did not play in the implosion at Syracuse. Something different was needed.
  Thursday February 7, 2013 1:54 Illinois Fool


[Comment From GuestGuest: ]  One of the biggest complaints I have with Brey is his unwillingness to play people off the bench specially in the early non-league schedule. You need more than 7 players to have some experience heading into the conf. schedule because of things that happen with injuries, non-performance, this year. Not good idea to wait and hope when you have to put these kids in when they have not been given time early in the year.
  Thursday February 7, 2013 1:56 Guest