A Crossroad Up Ahead
This is a painful blog to write. Painful because I am friends with the Hawaii coaching staff and have been a loyal supporter of the Basketball Program for almost 40 years. Painful because I am a longtime member of the Booster club and supported Bob Nash on his successful effort to succeed Riley Wallace. But after last night's record setting loss at Utah State, it must be clear to anyone who thinks with his/her brain, and not with their heart, that this year's team is at a crossroads in its season.
Once again, the loss at Utah State exposed so many liabilities and problems with the team. Another poor night for Flemings, bad guard play, dismal field goal shooting, little depth, and frankly, turnovers leading to points, etc, that one must question whether this team has the talent and perhaps,more importantly, the desire to win. I am not including everyone in this criticism. All you have to do is go to the games to figure out where the problems are. But for Nash and the coaches, this season, is in my opinion, only a game or two from a total disaster,
San Jose comes in here Sunday as the other really struggling team, along with Boise. That game will be followed by games against New Mexico State and La. Tech. La Tech is the class of the league having just won at Idaho and Boise. New Mexico St is playing well now that it has all of its " problems" addressed. If you are a fan of the program, you need to come out and support this team on Sunday. There will be no winning record, in my opinion, unless Hawaii wins 2 of 3 on this home stand and it starts with San Jose A home loss to the Spartans will just about be the beginning of the end for any hope of a 500 record and avoiding missing the WAC Tournament. We will see how much energy and heart this team has left. The coaches have a huge task ahead of them. Lets hope everybody is up to the task