Thanks Lopez, I think this is an outstanding post. As to your first paragraph, I agree wholeheartedly. I think Coach B does, too. He definitely coached Isaiah the hardest at the open practice, and even stopped practice to coach him individually. We are going to need someone like Isaiah as the season moves forward, and Coach B. knows it. I also agree with your second paragraph. Eli just seems to have “it.” No, he isn’t perfect, and as a freshman he has his flaws, but I believe Coach B also sees great potential in Eli’s ability to run the team and make shots. By the way, I though Z played well in limited minutes last night. He’s such an outstanding young man who does some things really well. I just wish he could shoot it a little better. I’m pretty sure he does, too, but I also know he’s all about winning. Great kid! Your third paragraph is, again in my opinion, a very fair assessment of Ibi. He certainly has athleticism, but the jury is out as to whether he can be successful at this level, as least as soon as we would need him to be. And, I believe Coach B is giving both him and Jaaron plenty of opportunity to show they are able to be successful at this level. Obviously, I wish them both really well! Finally, your fourth paragraph. I don’t know if having Charles last year would have enabled us to “win it all” but I’m pretty sure we would have beaten Oregon, and then, who knows…? Thanks again for an outstanding post. This old guy appreciates it!