This! Extremely well said, Buckets. I agree with all of your points but I think point number two is absolutely SPOT ON. I CANNOT understand Izzo’s substitution pattern. I know it’s his team and it’s none of my business, but , my oh my, it’s crazy. It’s almost as if he were a HS coach who was getting all kinds of pressure to play kids. As to points one and three, he’s got one guard who can shoot the lights out, when he’s NOT guarded, but “can’t guard his own shadow,” and he has another guard who is quick and can guard people but who is just an awful shooter. He’s ruined Langford, a great kid with talent, and so has to play McQuaid who is really streaky, and that’s it.
I still think Bridges is VERY talented, but I think Izzo has kind of ruined him. He probably realizes he made a horrible decision coming back, or going there in the first place, and unless State makes a remarkable run in the NCAA Tournament is probably going to regret it for a long. I think, this year, he will gladly “get the hell outta East Lansing!”