I will always remember an interview he did where he said that all that mattered to his kid was that Rob and his mother believed in him. If your kid believes you believe in him/her the sky is the limit.
I would worry more if the team wasn't complete. But this team on paper is complete.
We no longer after Cockburn have a glaring hole. Until Ayo moves forward this position at Illinois is hard to sell for a highly ranked PG. You always have to recruit in this world of transfers, early draft...
I am surprised Samba stayed. At times when he needed to play, Underwood still wouldn't give him minutes. I thought highly of him in his limited tick and I wonder how he improves while being with Fletch and training year round. If he is committed I think we still may have something here.
I don't think Underwood's style was ever going to beat Beilein. They were so well coached at Michigan, great spacing, great roster construction. Beilein did a great job there, I am more than ready for Michigan to get knocked off their perch.
Watching the tournament you can tell that we not only need a Kofi but we need 6'9'' power forward who is athletic and aggressive. I think he was trying to get that with Higgs. Underwood knows what he needs to recruit to fix this team
Robert from Illini board, com was way to negative. We got manhandled, we do not have the strength this season. Kofi coming in next year will help with getting bullied by a team like PSU. We also got jobbed on the physicality of the game. If this game is called differently we win. We also had all...
We have done enough this season to see things moving forward. I win against Rutgers can be the start of ending this season at a very high level. Going 5-3 the rest of the way and winning at least 1 in the BTT are reasonable goals imo