Saturday night and Tuesday night are great examples of life with freshmen.
Saturday night was brutal. But things are never as bad as they seem. Tuesday night the Miners had a chance to beat a pretty decent Oregon team. Things might not be as good as they seem.
Whatever the case, the season will be an adventure.
Still, there is a lot of talent among this young group and they are growing every day. Coach Tim Floyd had a three hour practice Monday morning before hopping on a plane for Oregon. During that, he jokingly said "We got beat by 18 by Stephen F. Austin and I haven't used one expletive yet."
He talked of remaining patient and that is exactly what he and his staff have done. It will be a season that requires some patience. But it should be a fun season — watching this group grow.
Speaking of fun seasons, the UTEP women are off to a tremendous start. They will meet Lamar here Thursday night and receive a hefty challenge Saturday at New Mexico. But this is a good team with all the parts — good, quick guard play, size inside and great athleticism throughout the roster.