Remember when we thought it'd be 30 minutes a game? Yeah, no. Brennan Cougill has failed to qualify academically for this basketball season, and he will enroll at Kirkwood Community College.
This leaves the interior of Iowa's team comically thin, a staple characteristic of every single Todd Lickliter team. Your starters at the 4 and 5 are probably Jarryd Cole (a known quantity at this point, and also rehabbing another surgery) and Melsahn Basabe (true freshman, though one with potential). The only other guys with any size on the team? Devon Archie (0 minutes played) and Andrew Brommer (ye gods).
What we'll miss most, of course, is the "pick-and-popsicle" action that made Cougill one of the most dangerous spot-up 3-point shooters in the Big Ten. Coug, you got one more in you for the road?
Mourn you till we join you, big man.
But it's not all bad news. No, the good news is that we get the opportunity to read another hysterical outburst in the Sioux City Journal. That'll probably come out tomorrow. What do you suppose they'll blame Cougill's academic woes on? Poll is below.
On what will the Sioux City Journal blame Brennan Cougill's bad grades?
Jerks on the internet (132 votes)
Iowa being a "football school" (180 votes)
Todd Lickliter, just for old times' sakes (177 votes)
The Underground Left-Handed Serbo-Hungarian Alliance (125 votes)
Clouds (181 votes)
795 total votes