As if the favoring the up and coming underclassmen over the senior wasn't enough indication the loss to UCF better be.
I believe when Billy says "Our issues are bigger than this loss ... We have a bunch of guys on the floor that make nobody better," he's talking about Alex Tyus numero uno. The guy is playing without passion, looks lost on the court, and selfish when he does get the ball. Alex hasn't played defense yet this year, just ask Jared Sullinger at Ohio State if Alex played any D on him.
If Donovan is being completely honest when he considers making changes, to the tune of swapping veteran starters for underclassmen, then at least I know he's not blind. Anyone can see that the underclassmen have more of a fire to them than Alex Tyus has. I used to see it when he was a soph, but he plays lackadasiacal (if that really is a word) and as if the games don't matter until late January or February.
Earth to Tyus, there's almost half a season before then and if you don't beat the teams you play you're not going to have a NCAA tournament appearance.
I can give the freshmen a pass, most of them seem to be learning how to gel together, how to play collegiate athletes, and how to win. It seems like the last thing on their mind is, how do I impress the scouts, how do I get mine.
We're not good enough to have anybody, especially not Tyus, take plays off. We will be that good, probably next year, but I can't see that this year. Not when Macklin suffers from bad knees and bad defense, Parsons has an aversion to setting up the offense and is acting too erving walker like with his drives to the hoop, Walker being a turnover machine, still (has gotten a tad better over the last two games), and Tyus being somewhere else on the court.
Please Billy, get Tyus down to 13 minutes a game, and get Will Yeguete 10, Patric Young 19, Erik Murphy 19 and give Vernon Macklin 19. And start Murphy over Tyus.