Just awesome to see XFinity rocking again. Turgeon drained every ounce of excitement and energy out of the place. Had expectations at an all-time low for my generation. I'm glad it's back, better late than never.
Some recency bias going on but seeing a handful of comments about MD being the toughest venue to play in in the Big Ten. That is some high praise.
I was telling my fiancée last night, there’s no way there aren’t studs at DeMatha and other DMV schools watching this game that aren’t thinking how they’d love to be apart of this.
I don’t want to revise history on Turgeon. He was a respectable caretaker of the program after Gary left. And he had his moments here and there at Xfinity too. Some nice accomplishments numbers wise.
But there’s something to not knowing deep down there’s a ceiling. That’s how I feel now, I don’t know how far Willard can take us. I’m excited to find out (not this year to be clear). With Turgeon, you just always knew in your gut the team was solid, but had no real shot (with the exception of 2020 IMO). The tournament performances sucked too.
That said, it’s a new day, and this is fun. Kudos to KW for not being afraid to embrace expectations (knowing you could fail), and go for it. More than anything, I love his mindset. As it turns out, the guy can coach too. Now, let’s see him recruit.