Here are some of the flattering things Coach Johnson had to say in reference to the Tigers' 14-point loss at Virginia on Sunday. All quotes are from lsusports.net.
"That's pretty much how we've been all year long; we have been very inconsistent in our ability to sustain anything, whether it's been offensive execution or defensive execution."
You don't say!
When asked about playing without Storm Warren and Dennis Harris, he gave them this confidence booster: "We are without Storm and we are without Dennis [Harris], two kids who played a lot for us last year, but the two of them combined aren't as good a player as [UVA's leading scorer and rebounder] Mike Scott."
Great. Can you name other opposing players who are better than any two of our guys combined? What about three of our guys. Can you name three of our guys who, combined, aren't as good as a player from another team? Well, at least he didn't call one of his players a goon like John Chaney did.
"Our point of attack defense hasn't been very good. We have two freshmen and a sophomore trying to guard but it had nothing to do with their shooting. It had to do with their ability to penetrate the point of attack and get us in a situation where we had to help."
Agreed. Our underclassmen haven't learned how to play defense yet. By the time they are upperclassmen, they might be awesome. Will Johnson be around to see it?
"I knew going into this game that unless we had a post presence and were able to go inside-out, our perimeter guys were going to struggle at times."
Where have I heard that before? Oh, right here. Yeah, this team has no low post game. I saw the second half, and to be fair, our guys made an attempt to have an inside game (leading scorer Garrett Green!), but we just don't have the bodies and aggression to compete (much less win) down there.