So I got to thinking, why are we 0-8 in the conference? Maybe it 's the coach? Maybe it’s the players? Maybe we’re unlucky?
If you asked me if we have a talented group of basketball players I’d say yes, so obviously it’s the coach’s fault, but when I got to thinking about it I wondered if we’re really that talented.
If you took each player (as they are performing this season, so don’t consider what year they are or future potential) from our team and put them on a team that reaches the NCAA tourney as a #7 team, what sort of contribution would you get from each player in our nine-man rotation:
Battle - Starter
Babb - Fringe Starter/6th man
Jackson - 6th man
Ott - reserve big man seeing regular minutes each game
Edwards - mop-up duty
Frazier - mop-up duty
Woodyard - mop-up duty
Jones - maybe 9th or 10th man off the bench
Brooks - maybe 9th or 10th man off the bench
So basically 4 guys that would be in a regular rotation and 5 guys that wouldn’t probably see regular minutes. Maybe that explains why we’re 0-8. So, maybe the talent level isn’t quite what I thought it was? Or maybe talent is not equivalent to what I see on the floor? Maybe what I see on the floor is a reflection of the coach? I don’t know.