Going into the season, they were proclaiming a national championship because finally the team was more "athletic." After being disgraced by Maryland yesterday, however, the general tone on the message boards is desperation, and many have come to the following conclusions ... Maybe Drew Neitzel was really good and it sucks not to have a go-to scorer and team leader. White walk-on Austin Thornton is the only wing player who can defend, even though all the others are "destined for the NBA." There is no one on the team capable of scoring or providing any kind of inside presence with Goran Suton hurt. There's a reason that white assistant coaches like Tom Crean, Jim Boylen, Brian Gregory and Doug Wojcik were snatched from Izzo's staff to the head coaching ranks, while two of his current black assistants can't get head jobs, and a third came back after failing at Cleveland State -- they don't bring much to the table.