Yes, Balado has rough edges. He is not shy about dropping F-bombs – a sin some people in Jonesboro find as egregious as kicking puppies and skipping church. His early teams were a mess (he’ll tell you that some guys no longer rostered just didn’t buy into the program). Many people believe that five years was too slow to turn the program around – as if the program hasn’t underperformed for thirty years. He’s a Floridian who speaks with a Bronx accent (at least to my Southern ears), and his temper flareups are unseemly to a righteous fanbase who see Hugh Freeze has the Christian epitome of leadership.
Are we ready to believe yet?
Are the Red Wolves contenders? Well, to be contenders, you have to defeat contenders.
He was everywhere, drilling threes, pounding layups, robbing boards – where was this guy when Han Gruber was assembling his Nakatomi Tower Heist?
It was like going to Silver Dollar City and watching a master craftsman at work. But instead of forging a horseshoe or weaving a wicker basket, Omier was pounding slams and robbing boards.
The last three Red Wolves opponents have shot 32%, 37% and 36.7%.
Because the Red Wolves are, for the second consecutive season, without a football bowl berth, my appetite for hoops has increased significantly.
What the Falcons will show us is if what I saw from the Texas Tech game is real.
Are the Red Wolves ready for Texas Tech? You can read the performance against Mississippi Valley in a number of ways.
The connection between Eaton ands Sills is growing stronger. Sills is gaining confidence as the primary scorer as Eaton does as Eaton does and that’s come up big in tough moments.