Albuquerque Journal staff writer Geoff Grammer shares some of the conversations he has on the beat covering a wide variety of sports in New Mexico, primarily UNM Lobos basketball, through his Talking Grammer podcast.
Ep 34: Former Aggie player, Lobo assistant Brandon Mason (TG 1.11.21)
In Episode 34, I catch up with former NMSU Aggie basketball star and former UNM Lobo assistant coach Brandon Mason trying to figure out what he's been up to since resigning in August. Has he been watching the Lobos, many of whom he recruited to Albuquerque? What's next for him with basketball in the state? And how's that Lobo alumni team coming along for this summer's TBT (The Basketball Tournament)?
Ep 33.1: UNM Assistant Dan McHale on Lobo press (TG 1.04.21)
In Episode 33.1, (correcting Ep 33 that started 10 minutes into the podcast) I catch up with UNM assistant Dan McHale about what makes a good press defense? How often with the Lobos press this year? What are the pitfalls of pressing? The product of the Rick Pitino coaching tree walks me through a bit of the basics on what to look for in a press and why the Lobos will do more of it as the season goes on. Also, there's some sound from NMSU coach Chris Jans about telling his team about their recent game cancellation in California as he found out during a practice and how he handled that.
Ep 32: NMSU coach Chris Jans (TG 12.26.20)
In Episode 32, I catch up with NMSU Aggies coach Chris Jans about life as a program relocated out of New Mexico due to the public health order, what he did on the team's recent COVID pause (spoiler alert, we talked streamed shows and Christmas movies) and what he knows about his team so far in this crazy season as games are (finally) about to start again for his team.
Ep 31: Abq's Bryce Alford (TG 07.09.20)
In Episode 31, I catch up with La Cueva High and UCLA graduate Bryce Alford about his participation in TBT (The Basketball Tournament), his take on what his older brother will be like in his first head coaching job at an NAIA school in Indiana, his dad's return to he Mountain West with Nevada, what his own basketball future may bring and plenty of other things.
Ep 30: Abq's Cody Toppert (TG 07.03.20)
In Episode 30 I catch up with Albuquerque Academy graduate Cody Toppert, former NBA assistant and current Memphis Tigers assistant about his upcoming gig as a coach in TBT (The Basketball Tournament), the Elam Ending, coaching with Penny Hardaway, basketball analytics and whether or not his team has a shot at winning $1 million.
Ep 29: Makuach Maluach, Keith McGee (TG 04.29.20)
In Episode 29 I catch up with UNM Lobo basketball rising seniors Makuach Maluach and Keith McGee (the team's third senior, Zane Martin, was not available). They talk about the odd offseason being away from teammates, expectations for next year, who is the best at video games and what they're learning watching 'The Last Dance' documentary on the Chicago Bulls.
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A great addition to Lobo BB info
I'm a big fan of Geoff's columns and Twitter game. The podcast is a great way to get additional insights about the Lobos and to know the staff and team members better. Keep it up!
Can’t get enough- where’s the 2nd part of the Paul Weir interview?
Keep up the great work Geoff!
Insightful. Not usual to see Geoff’s name regularly on front page articles.