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    The middles were really solid tonight. Clearly outplayed UCLA's middles. Fun game, fieldhouse was really rocking.

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    Middle blocking sucks.
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    We suck.
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    We look like shit.
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    We have no passing and no middle blocking. What an awful team.
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    This BYU team is awful
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    What a shitty service by Patch
    Just beat the #2 team in the country and greatest program in the history of men's volleyball twice. Funny stuff.

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    That was a blast. Great crowd. Great performance. So nice to have two wins against UCLA.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    Just beat the #2 team in the country and greatest program in the history of men's volleyball twice. Funny stuff.
    I know. So funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    The middles were really solid tonight. Clearly outplayed UCLA's middles. Fun game, fieldhouse was really rocking.
    Yes. UCLA does have two All Americans, Arnitz and Stahl, out with injuries. But the sweep tonight puts UCLA back in fourth place in the standings. BYU out-blocked UCLA 6.5 to 1.0 and outhit UCLA .420 to .198. This is more how it's supposed to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Yes. UCLA does have two All Americans, Arnitz and Stahl, out with injuries.
    And BYU has an actual first team All-American walking around a playing like a cripple. Both teams are not 100% although UCLA is a little worse off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    And BYU has an actual first team All-American walking around a playing like a cripple. Both teams are not 100% although UCLA is a little worse off.
    Is Ohio State healthy? I doubt Sander will get healthy during the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Is Ohio State healthy? I doubt Sander will get healthy during the year.
    Sander getting healthy is obviously a key thing for BYU's ultimate success this season. We need him, but he relies on being explosive and he's just doesn't have the explosion of last season. Here is the good news. Most of the toughest matches are at home. Hawaii is at home, and so is Long Beach St. Given that I like BYU's chances to be able to host the MPSF tournament. So I like BYU's chances to at least repeat as MPSF champs and get back to the final four

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    Sander getting healthy is obviously a key thing for BYU's ultimate success this season. We need him, but he relies on being explosive and he's just doesn't have the explosion of last season. Here is the good news. Most of the toughest matches are at home. Hawaii is at home, and so is Long Beach St. Given that I like BYU's chances to be able to host the MPSF tournament. So I like BYU's chances to at least repeat as MPSF champs and get back to the final four
    Surprised that RM from Hawaii is not getting more rotation (Storm?). Seemed like a decent hitter early in the season.

    Real bummer about Sander. Sounds like it is not likely to get better. Darn it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    Sander getting healthy is obviously a key thing for BYU's ultimate success this season. We need him, but he relies on being explosive and he's just doesn't have the explosion of last season. Here is the good news. Most of the toughest matches are at home. Hawaii is at home, and so is Long Beach St. Given that I like BYU's chances to be able to host the MPSF tournament. So I like BYU's chances to at least repeat as MPSF champs and get back to the final four
    I agree it is setting up nicely, but Sander being hobbled isn't good. Maybe they can sit him for some of the less competitive matches. This past weekend was important. With a healthy Sander and some more development of the mids, BYU could make a nice run, though Ohio State looks strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Surprised that RM from Hawaii is not getting more rotation (Storm?).
    I was a little too. He got the start against CSUN when Langlois was injured (as well as playing in those early matches). If Sander is going to be limited, I wonder if Olmstead starts going to Storm over Meretev.

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    3-0 versus the bows. Really nice game given BYU didn't have Patch or Garmin (Miki played very well and Garmin's replacement)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    3-0 versus the bows. Really nice game given BYU didn't have Patch or Garmin (Miki played very well and Garmin's replacement)
    That was fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    3-0 versus the bows. Really nice game given BYU didn't have Patch or Garmin (Miki played very well and Garmin's replacement)
    Will Patch return this season?

    We would need him against Long Beach State or Ohio State if the team gets that far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Will Patch return this season?

    We would need him against Long Beach State or Ohio State if the team gets that far.
    I think he's been listed as day to day for a few weeks so not sure we have good information about a return date.

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    How nice is it to have the luxury of having someone like Tim Dobbert to come in to replace Patch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Non Sequitur View Post
    How nice is it to have the luxury of having someone like Tim Dobbert to come in to replace Patch?
    Yeah, he's been more than solid. Kind of funny he's probably going to end up being the starting opposite as a freshman (during Patch's mission) and as a senior (next year) given it's widely rumored that Patch is going pro.

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    I'm guessing topper was not impressed with a 5 set victory over LBSU tonight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    I'm guessing topper was not impressed with a 5 set victory over LBSU tonight?
    It's like the first match I've missed this year (on a plane).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    It's like the first match I've missed this year (on a plane).
    Bummer. Best match ever. My throat is sore and my ears are ringing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Bummer. Best match ever. My throat is sore and my ears are ringing.
    Yeah, when I got off the plane I had basically 30 texts from my wife giving me a sort of play by play.

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    Great, high-level match tonight. Here's hoping for another BYU victory tomorrow.
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    That was weird to see Patch come in for one point. It wasn't Patch that touched the net though, was it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    I'm guessing topper was not impressed with a 5 set victory over LBSU tonight?
    TJ for the Beach was amazing and single-handedly kept the Beach in it. But for a period of weakness, BYU would have closed it out in four.

    Ohio State, which returns most of its team from last year and has the best serve and defending team in the nation, is a big concern for BYU. Last night the passing by BYU was atrocious, which caused the setters to set awkwardly. BYU was fortunate last night that the Beach had so many service errors. Durkin was subbed out because his passing was so bad in the first set. Kudos to Olmstead for making the change but there needs to be improvement in the passing if BYU wants to challenge for the national championship. BYU has improved in its service attack, as compared to last year, but its hitting is still behind DiFalgo and Ohio State. Blocking remains a concern, though there were some key blocks last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    TJ for the Beach was amazing and single-handedly kept the Beach in it. But for a period of weakness, BYU would have closed it out in four.

    Ohio State, which returns most of its team from last year and has the best serve and defending team in the nation, is a big concern for BYU. Last night the passing by BYU was atrocious, which caused the setters to set awkwardly. BYU was fortunate last night that the Beach had so many service errors. Durkin was subbed out because his passing was so bad in the first set. Kudos to Olmstead for making the change but there needs to be improvement in the passing if BYU wants to challenge for the national championship. BYU has improved in its service attack, as compared to last year, but its hitting is still behind DiFalgo and Ohio State. Blocking remains a concern, though there were some key blocks last night.
    That's what I was looking for. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    That's what I was looking for. Thanks!
    Glad to accommodate you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    That's what I was looking for. Thanks!
    Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    That was weird to see Patch come in for one point. It wasn't Patch that touched the net though, was it?
    Yes it was Patch that netted on the block that would have sealed the victory. Lots of folks didn't like Olmstead subbing Patch in when he did but I loved it. I also loved the timeout right before he came in when BYU had a match point with LBSU serving. Great gamesmanship. Ice the server after defending the previous match point and throw Patch in to maybe throw LBSU for a loop. Damn near worked too and didn't matter in the end.

    Olmstead deserves COY. He's been incredible managing the roster with all the injuries this year to key players. Sander, Langlois, Patch and Jarman have all missed games. To sit atop the best conference after all that is something. Also it isn't easy to juggle guys like that and keep everyone happy and focused on putting the team first.

    Last night's match was an all-timer. Maybe the best match I've ever watched. The defense was incredible. BYU is in a much better position to take down Ohio State this year than they were last year. Their service receive and service attack is so much better. Dobbert has been a revelation with Patch out. He had 16 digs last night, 5 blocks and 3 aces. This team is on a roll right now and I can't wait for tonight.
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    LBSU is really, really good, but it feels like there was a bit of BYU shooting themselves in the foot tonight. The MPSF tournament will be a blast as always. I didn't know about the conference membership changes before tonight. That's too bad; it's been a fun quarter century of conference play.
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