From Chip Towers’ story about yesterday’s presser:
Throughout Smart’s 12-minute remarks, the noise below gradually increased. By the end of the session, it had grown to a full-blown ruckus. It got so loud that members of the press began to laugh. One reporter finally asked Smart what in the world was going on down there.
“Locker room,” Smart said sharply. “They’ve got more excitement than they did at practice, that’s for sure.”
Smart tried to smile when he said it, but his face was having none of it. You could tell he was perturbed on some level…
Smart’s news conference wrapped up abruptly and he disappeared in a quick walk out the side door. But the noise continued below.
And then it stopped.
Who was saying what to whom was unclear, but there was one booming voice that drowned out all the others. Then there was silence.
Hard to say who that says more about, but given that Smart noted last week’s practices were meh and that carried over into the Nicholls game, perhaps we’re seeing this week’s proverbial canary in the coal mine.
On the other hand, maybe somebody’s ass is really tight after an embarrassing game. Either way, it sure would be nice to see this team take it out on Missouri.