First things, first. I REALLY like Coach Lickliter. He is, undoubtedly, going to turn around Iowa Basketball. Good things are ahead, and I am stoked about where the program is heading. With that on the table, I have to say something about this Butler love once again. In Lick's Wayne State pre-game audio supplied by Hawkeyenation.com, Lick couldn't get through his media address without bringing up the Bulldogs. It wasn't a single reference either. Below are the references that I could find from listening to the audio.
ABOUT PLAYING AGAINST WAYNE STATE - "I've played them twice at Butler..."Now, this normally wouldn't be THAT big of deal, but compare that to how many times he mentions Iowa. ONCE - In reference to working for Iowa and being able to see Brands and Gable on occassion.
ABOUT JARRYD COLE'S INJURY - "I had a player at Butler that had an ACL..."
ABOUT EXPECTATIONS- "I shared with our guys at Butler - when you renovate a home, you get something done. You admire it, but you know there's more work to do."
As my friend, Pumbaa would say, "You gotta put your behind in your past."