Thursday, February 02, 2006

Strange experience watching the Northwestern game

It was a close game throughout, and of course I was cheering Wilmont's 3s and Suhr's passing and the clutch FTs. We're halfway through the B10 season. We're 5-3. We're one loss behind the leaders. There's still alot of basketball to be played, and I really want to see the team turn things around and start to "click".

On the other hand, I would not have been completely upset had Indiana lost. How is that possible? No part of me wanted Indiana to lose, of course, but if we had lost it would have gone a long way towards ensuring that Indiana would have a new coach next season, which I desparately want to see happen.

In a way, I want one of two things to happen - 1) go on a run, or 2) crash and burn. With the talent on this team, we could make a run - tie for a B10 title, make it to the Elite Eight, etc. But if that is not going to happen, then I want there to be no question about the need for a new coach.

What I expect and fear is that neither happens. We play up-and-down the rest of the way, finish a couple ames out of first, win a couple B10 & NCAA tournament games... and do just enough to make it impossible to fire Davis, but no more than that.



The Grands said...

I feel the same way - Davis has to go, but he's such a "nice" guy that he has to earn his dismissal. I also do not sense the espirit de corps that was so evident at the beginning of the non- conference season. Something is going on, Davis can't control it, Killingsworth is probably behind it, and if the boys don't care anymore, how can I?

Terry Bleizeffer said...

See, now this is why y'all need your own accounts - I don't know who posted this. Gram or Gramps?

Assume by the use of the term "the boys" that it's Gram.

I think the team is going pretty tired of Marco letting any physical contact mess with his head and take him out of the game.

It's amazing how... not good... Marco has become recently.

The Grands said...

For cripes sake, I'll sign my missives.

Terry Bleizeffer said...

Hey, now, watch the language. This is a family blog.

Terry Bleizeffer said...

Oh, and by the way, I'm not sure who said, "I'll sign my missives."