on his philosophy of playing only 6 or 7 guys.
He said while being an assistant in college after most games he would go in the locker room and some players would be mad about their playing time. He said the parents would get mad, aau coach would get mad etc. He said he just couldn’t understand why you would have 13 guys that were eligible to play knowing that you were going to make 4-5 of them mad.
So he said he wants at least 4 guys red shirting and or sitting out due to transfer rules at all times. So this is really going to get interesting next year. Lets look at the roster if Joe and Jones come back.
Out of these guys I guess you could say Henderson, Chaney and Iyiola would most likely have limited minutes. That leaves 10 other guys. We all know what Joe, Sills, Harris and Jones can do and I think we all know what Moody and Vanover can do but Devo, KK and Williams aren’t chopped liver.
Seems like coach may have to change his thinking or he’s going to see upset players, parents and others after the games. Or he thinks that Joe and Jones are leaving and maybe one or two of the bigs may transfer out. After listening to him today I don’t get the feeling he’s going to ever lengthen his bench by much.
One thing he said that I really liked was about other teams, so far this year, playing more players. He’s noticed that teams are playing players they don’t usually play, thinking that we are going to wear down. He said with conviction that we are not going to wear down. He was basically saying that the opposing teams are playing players off the bench that aren’t as good as ours and its working for us.
Coach is really in depth with his answers. Always makes for great listening.