Gopher Mystery

HawkNorth

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Nov 24, 2003
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So you’re a last place team in the B1G. You’re not going anywhere in the post season. You’ve got six departing seniors on your team and in the B1G Tourney you play just your five starters for all but one minute of the entire game. Of course the Goofers run out of gas and lose to Penn State. How is that good for anybody on the team? The starters are tired and hurt, the bench never gets to play, and you are not developing any experience going forward. Not sure what Coach Ben Johnson is thinking. Maybe he’s just smarter than the rest of us.
 

IllQChawk

HR All-American
May 29, 2001
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His bench is weak, he was playing for that one BIG10 tournament win. He failed.
I expect coach Johnson to hit the transfer portal, and other means to replace 10 or more players on that squad. It will be a much different roster that Minnesota puts out on the court next year. Book it!
 

Hawk_4shur

HR Legend
Jan 2, 2009
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So you’re a last place team in the B1G. You’re not going anywhere in the post season. You’ve got six departing seniors on your team and in the B1G Tourney you play just your five starters for all but one minute of the entire game. Of course the Goofers run out of gas and lose to Penn State. How is that good for anybody on the team? The starters are tired and hurt, the bench never gets to play, and you are not developing any experience going forward. Not sure what Coach Ben Johnson is thinking. Maybe he’s just smarter than the rest of us.
That is strange.

But, it worked in the movie Hoosiers. 😁
 

HawkLogic

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Feb 20, 2011
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So you’re a last place team in the B1G. You’re not going anywhere in the post season. You’ve got six departing seniors on your team and in the B1G Tourney you play just your five starters for all but one minute of the entire game. Of course the Goofers run out of gas and lose to Penn State. How is that good for anybody on the team? The starters are tired and hurt, the bench never gets to play, and you are not developing any experience going forward. Not sure what Coach Ben Johnson is thinking. Maybe he’s just smarter than the rest of us.

maybe the Bench guys need to go and he needs another new 5.
 

kceasthawk

HR Legend
Nov 5, 2016
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So you’re a last place team in the B1G. You’re not going anywhere in the post season. You’ve got six departing seniors on your team and in the B1G Tourney you play just your five starters for all but one minute of the entire game. Of course the Goofers run out of gas and lose to Penn State. How is that good for anybody on the team? The starters are tired and hurt, the bench never gets to play, and you are not developing any experience going forward. Not sure what Coach Ben Johnson is thinking. Maybe he’s just smarter than the rest of us.
The funny thing is at the beginning of conference play the media was really blowing up on Johnson and how he had really moved the needle for the gophs, and they were the surprise team, LOOK OUT for the gophs! They've had quite the fall since then......