John Robic’s appearance on the SEC Summer Teleconference also included some good scoop on this year’s squad, specifically the freshman class. Robic said all 15 players have been on campus for about three weeks, and their early arrival is already reaping benefits.
“Workouts have been going great. Guys have been in the gym,” Robic said. “I think it’s a hungry group that is really, really getting along very well right now, which is really encouraging to see so early.”
Last year’s team struggled to score around the rim at times, but Robic said that won’t be a problem for this group, which has been especially competitive in workouts and practices.
“They’re a great group of young men that are really, really talented — very, very athletic. We have really good size with this group that is in here right now. You can really tell a difference in the size of our team with the addition of the freshmen class. What it’s done is made the workouts and the practices much more competitive, especially near the rim. I think it’s going to help us become — again, another staple of what we have — a really good defensive team because of how long we are, and we’ll be able to challenge a lot more things at the rim. You have good speed, really good skill. It’s a fun group to watch so far.”
Is it November yet??