Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

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Mike Young, Virginia Tech
Mike Young isn’t necessarily comfortable coaching a small lineup, but he’s adapted well. (Ivan Morozov)

Virginia Tech will head to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational beginning on Monday, so this break in the action seems like a good time to talk about what we’ve seen from Mike Young’s team so far.

Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

I wrote on Tuesday that Mike Young is more comfortable using a traditional lineup, with a normal power forward and a traditional center.  He confirmed what I said after Wednesday night’s victory over Delaware State.

“I wish I had two big ones down there that I could throw the ball down to. We don’t get fouled enough. We don’t have the opportunity to throw it down to the block and see how we play it. That’s how I’m most comfortable playing.”