Coaches can recognize weaknesses, but there is nothing that compares to another team in an actual game showing weaknesses that can get the attention of the team. Then, it is a lot easier to correct those, and make the necessary changes. You can't be good without beating good teams.trial by fire nature of it. I'll take short-term pain that leads to long-term gain 10 times out of 10.
Yes, I would rather play that #1 team. Smashing a cupcake does absolutely nothing for a team's RPI/SOS. Losing to a powerhouse doesn't hurt it all that much, is a lot more entertaining, is certainly still a learning experience, and shoot, you may just pull off the upset.Assuming you can predict a team's quality, if you have a 10% chance of beating the #1 team in the country, would you rather play that game, than a game with the #200 team where you have a 95% chance at a win?
Higgs and Kane are both on the fightingillini.com roster. Don’t know if it means anything.No clue who VC is. That said, it sounds like he's jumping the gun.
"The players that were here over the summer headed out on their break last night after Tuesday's final summer workout with the coaching staff. They're off until the school year starts on Aug. 27. That's the first day of classes. Anthony Higgs will likely get to campus at some point in the week before that. So will Samba Kane, if, of course, he'll be able to enroll. There was no definitive answer given yesterday, but Brad Underwood said he expects Kane to be on campus later this month."