I don’t know why a kid wouldn’t love to play for Sampson with the culture of toughness he’s built. And I agree with Sampson on the better team not winning Saturday. I thought if we played our game we would win. But we gave them the game via our mistakes. When you allow the “scrappy underdog” to stick around they have the potential to win the game.
It’s funny to me because when I said that on a “Coogs House” Facebook fan page people criticized me, for saying Michigan was the underdog. It was just the attitude I had, and I’m sure the attitude the players had, instilled by Sampson; play our game; tough defense, rebound, hustle, share the ball on O…and we win. We just didn’t do enough of it Saturday night. But the culture is set. If you want to see playing time you will hustle, dive for loose balls, D up, make the extra pass. I’m excited about the future.