citay wrote:this roster is setting up nicely. strong core of returning starters--jamar, cherry, ward--plus a young group that should make contributions after some playing time last year--gregory, deshields, henderson, weisner and reader (if eligible)--plus the two newcomers. we're even set up for a possible miracle: a few solid minutes each game from hutchison. and we can redshirt the freshmen. life is good!
critics will complain that we have no montana kids on scholarship. but if the best montana kids are going to foresake us for stanford and utah state, so be it. montana is a national state of mind anyway. just one piece missing: an enforcer, that 6'7" dan moore. always nice to have one of them around.
next is to address our biggest loss: bill evans.
I too love how this team looks, but I must say I am and will be one of those critics. I am a big fan and supporter of Tinkle but his seeming lack of interest in MT kids is my one complaint and it is really starting to chap me. I understand we have not produced a Cherry or Jamar type stud but for every one of them this team has had three career role players. You can't tell me that the state has not produced a single kid that could at least be a Stockton-Wood-Hutchison-Weisner style role player.
Correct me if I am wrong but I think the only scholarship Tinkle has given to a kid from MT has been to Selvig and he was a 7 foot tall legacy, he had to give one to him. It's BS.
OK, rant over....and I agree about Evans. Those might be some tough shoes to fill.