Well this weekend certainly is not going the way I wanted it to go. But the Gregory Gazelles can still take care of business and win the Big 12 Saturday and get their #1 seed on Sunday. I expect them to come out with way more intensity than the football team.
I will forego the usual position comparison and provide keys to the game for Texas:
1) Shake off the ISU hangover Apparently Ashley was throwing up before, during and after the match. The team didn't leave Ames until Thursday morning. Having to go to 5 games will hopefully not take a toll. The team needs to come out strong and break the bad habit they've developed lately of playing from behind.
2) Get past the emotion of senior night In the last couple of years, senior night has been a relatively small deal. This year will be one of the largest classes to go out in Jerritt's tenure. It will be a new experience for many as typically the nucleus of the team returns. This senior night we are saying goodbye to our nucleus.
3) Assert our will Texas and KSU are similar in that both rely heavily on their outside hitters but try to establish the middles and the right side. We need to be able to assert our will and control their outsides while shutting down their middle. Michelle needs to keep our middles involved most notably feed the ball to Lauren & Brandy.
I'm sick of football at this point, so I will enjoy the experience of watching Destinee and Juliann pound the absolute crap out of the volleyball. It will be cathartic.