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Hello Jerry Mailbag Solicitation: Good Luck Charm

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Fran McCaffery needed a good luck charm. The Hello Jerry Mailbag was just that.

NCAA Basketball: Southern Utah at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

You know the rules by now... I’m going to ramble on about something in Iowa sports only to trick you into giving me questions for tomorrow’s mailbag. You can throw them in the comments section or send them directly to me on Twitter (@JerryScherwin) or use the hashtag #HelloJerry.

I don’t want to toot my own horn, but many are saying that my last solicitation post was a good luck charm of sorts for Fran McCaffery. For those that don’t remember (or don’t want to click that link) I planted my flag in the sand by deciding to hold McCaffery and company responsible starting with their game against the Fighting Illini.

I wanted to see how this team would respond to major adversity.

At first, it looked bleak. VERY BLEAK.

But then Luka Garza became the energetic spirit animal I was clamoring for:

In our Slack chat and on the internet, I’ve been a little skeptical of Garza. I’ve questioned his athletic ability, his feet, his running ability and how “strong” he is.

But he sprouted in that second half. He became the player we thought we were getting to start this season. Sometimes it just takes a while to make a leap like that.

It couldn’t have come at better time.

Good luck Rutgers.

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Got questions? You can hit me up in the comments section of this post. You can leave them on the BHGP Facebook comment section as well. Or, if you’re feeling ELITE, follow me on Twitter @JerryScherwin and send your question to me directly by using the hashtag #HelloJerry.

Love you.