Didn’t have time to go through the whole IGT, so I’ll apologize if these points have been raised elsewhere.
I liked the energy on the part of the team. It starts with Pat and cascades down to everyone else involved. I thought the team played hard. It looks like Pat’s credo is “dive for loose balls - don’t just try to pick them up.”
Also liked the uptempo play and ten man rotation.
If this game is any indication, I don’t think we’ll see too many members of the Talor Battle 40 minute ironman club.
I thought that even the pep band was a lot more upbeat and playing more often and at a higher tempo.
Way too early to evaluate the players, although I thought Trey Lewis played well for a freshman. Good to see Sasa back. It will take him a while to have full confidence in his knee.
Surprised that Pete Alexis didn’t play - anyone know if the decision has been made to redshirt him. He does have that Big Ten ready body.
Obviously, nice results on turnovers as a result of aggressive defense. Need to work on foul shooting.
As a lot of us have said before, what the team looks like now is fairly irrelevant - it’s what it looks like in February and March that matters.
Very disappointed in the crowd - attendance was listed at about 4,000. Considering that 107,000 were emerging from Beaver Stadium a five minute walk away and could have easily made it into the BJC, 4K is very disappointing. Just shows what a big job Pat has in front of him. But he’s part coach, part recruiter, part salesman and full time enthusiast so I think we’ve got the right guy for the job.