No Excuses: Injuries Have Taken Toll On WVU MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Early Thursday morning, in preparation for the weekly Big 12 coaches conference call, [See the full post at: No Excuses: Injuries Have Taken Toll On WVU]
The article’s headline is interesting. “No Excuses.” Then the article is devoted almost entirely to making excuses. Yes, injuries have hurt this team. So have poor recruiting, an inability to teach defense, an inability to teach your players how to pass a basketball. There is a lot more to this disaster than just injuries.
The inability to teach is not the problem, the problem is a bunch of knuckleheads on the team that think they know more than the coach’s and refuse to listen to the coaches.
Exactly. These are the same coaches who “taught” a national top 10 defense over the last couple of years. While I’ll admit freely that the one drawback I’ve seen over the Huggins years has been crisp, quick passing, and great ball reversal, still overall the passing has never been terrible – far from it. Recruiting, however is always a less than pure science and is always subject to less than objective criticism. The fact is, you’re trying to project 17 & 18 year olds into a program competing in a upper echelon conference. That is just not an exact science.