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Eamonn Brennan Interview 3-2-17

Mar 2, 2017|

CBB Writer for ESPN, Eamonn Brennan joined Dirt & Sprague to discuss the possibilities for Oregon and Gonzaga to get to a Final Four.

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Pay its break here really appreciate you listening about to get some podcast excellence is presented by less Schwab tire is doing the right thing since 1952. ESPN college basketball and joining us now. The top college hoops it is march so it's a big month in college basketball. I have two questions and I'll open up with the first one is a very basic. In any job you applied for have you actually had to physically show your employer your college degree. No sex I ever. Now require I don't even know where my attitude on the enormity period I think diplomat mom's basement and. That's exactly where I expect mind to be as well that is I wanna start with a non pac twelve question though in regards to college you've 'cause I watched the northwestern game last night and now is an exciting finish a lot of people believe that secured their spot in the NCAA tournament. And for those that don't know Northwestern's never bend to the NCAA tournament how crazy is that you that a Big Ten team like that still has never been to the attorney. I mean it contained in a really like. I would actually think my wife it because. You know we're kind of thought Melo got on the world period this year and not a British got it appears in grew up in Iowa and you become baked out and it. If you like dollar purse similar like northwestern gonna make it garlic yet pitted except that the cubs won the World Series at some point in the past. And not only does it into the play like they went to the playoffs bunch it never won but they went to a playoff like. It is northwestern is the equivalent of a baseball team that has never gone into the play off. And that mind boggling I mean the fact that you know last night was their 21 win that Ian and that was a school record for wins in an airway and but Tony wind stopped being oh that make you mad when he went up being I think like fifteen years ago Tom it's just it is mind boggling that. It took this long fourteen and northwestern basketball team cannot do it but be. Because like not gonna win the national solar and I'm gonna go out or like it has to be normal. And decent one. And finally this is the year they've done. That's hilariously we were just talking about the organ docks and in Oleg if they went back to determine probably to get that number one seed. But when you look at them when you watch them play. Didn't he see any weaknesses on this roster for an almond. Not particular I think that the thing to recommend organ we don't the most news is. This is how sort of solid they are all the way around I think the one thing he could maybe point that is defensive rebounding. You know that they are. I tacked on not a problem I had I think it's nine or cannot make any in the in the pac twelve and and opponent soften the rebounding percentage. And they are such a good team on the topic of glass kind of by design and it got hurt a lot of times rhetoric get back on defense. That's gonna carry over from the Altman data on the very valley. Every team basically just. Decides never to try and rebound the ball up and then. That they don't you know that the possession count but you don't create more possessions to more shots yourself. On the if you allow another team to do so particularly catch hot team in any NCA turner meant that the coming out of nowhere and they're making everything. They're all getting offensive rebounds when they do mess. You find yourself a world trouble other than that palm. You know and that the potential little tweak it in Allman can make it took a shot blocking like sacred maybe they don't necessarily apply it every shot just. I think back on the weak side a little bit more like. There is not a whole lot not to like about ten and determined they guard really really well. I'm they have killer on the offensive and then in Dillon broke in terms of late game situations there balanced they get scored I hit it's really really get. We're talking with ESPN college basketball writer in mind Brennan he's on Twitter at. From one pac twelve team to another use silly having a great season led by law until ball and now I think a lot of TrailBlazer fans. I'm Ziad interest is because they're they're two games from the fourth pick scene ever know. Does want a ball reminds you of anyone that you've seen in the NBA slash college level or is he truly be one of those unique NBA franchise talents that is. Just simply different from everybody we have seen. Yeah I think that's probably ceremony at bat we can with player comparison in general but I think he had a unique kind of guy I mean I've I've heard people compare me Jason Kidd but. Jake and hit sort of overwhelmed. People with athleticism particularly in college when he was just. Sort of an unstoppable you know whatever six foot six garlic point guard on an even his first years in the league keep didn't. Shoot the ball particularly well it took him really cold Turkey and the old man. How much Dallas Mavericks when entries from. From. From the top of the key I think onto the ball dirty air shooter. And his sort of vision and happening in and the way he gets up and down for the week I'm dead and you can watch UCL a highlight. And not see them that you just watch them on and on a night tonight basis and you watch them play you know a team like Washington and her or Washington or wherever. And he'll have one Turkey plays. Were heated cup sling the ball up court and it took about Catholics some weird spin on it and you're like what on her to keep doing that at forty look at and then it okay. Holidays wide open for a three in transition back like three point that he did not hurt the economy is its global intuition and and basketball intelligence is absolutely off the chart I keep thinking back I got not gonna go. Alt welcome to our ball and they eat better and that's very good nothing can flat out he is really in that camp that part of read my hated that up because like. He just really really good on its own and and trying to you know oh is he better than that formal course he's not like he's going to be a really get crow prolonged time. Yeah and under no reason heard him before even gets in the NBA what you'll want to we've debated a lot so on our show lately is can zag and impediment to par for Fergie and zag of South Korea. First I guess would be if they went out do you do you just believe that they're gonna be a number one seed any chance that they get left out of that conversation is a one seed even if they won out. And number two guy do you buyers so other file for chances this season. Number one I think if they win now they should be number one yeah I don't know that it's a guarantee because I think what we saw back in February. Latin. You know the committee really since our early look at at the top sixteen seed and title of the port number one tee and still unbeaten. Granted they hadn't won that seat area yet but they'll let law that home debut I use so. It's gonna be actually see where the committee actually come down under that. In terms of their final or potential that are one Peter two year ever. Absolutely I think there are eight final four potential team. There are national title contending team and anyone who just look at the front of the dirt empty can that didn't really paying attention because. You know you've got guys that are like you know. I do William gossip that I've star recruit to transfer from Washington Jordan Matt these guys from out on the Williams from Missouri. You know guys like that Collins right now it's coming up the bench for them playing. You know 78 immunity indication turnout he's so it that column in the first round drastic. The good he has the talent of the national title contender the same way and does thing play Villanova does. Com this same way Carolina does they're just that good in that deep. They can actually win a national title whether or not they played in the west coast conference for two. There we go good stuffy mom Brennan espn.com. Find knows great work there on Twitter as well hey man of the ducks make a run in the tourney. Or UCLA or another pactel team we love to try to catch up with you if you have a few minutes during the NCAA tournament and are extremely busy. About it you are Dario I would coolest first name in sports media you mind Brennan joining us espn.com. Thanks man enjoy enjoy attorney. Yet you can take.