Ed is gonna take some questions today at 4PM. Most people assume it will be about the recent transfer surge and what the program has in mind to take care of what is left in its wake. Chances are Tim Curley will be there writing in his book of good ideas, drawing Unicorns and doing paint-by-numbers. It is a little suprising that they’re having a press conference about all of this since they’ve already had a official release, and that has made some people excited about the prospect of something bigger. It doesn’t seem very likely that anything really exciting is going down though. If Ed was going to leave, he would have mentioned that to Babb and Edwards before they left, assuming his presence was why they were leaving, but it’s a safe bet he is why they transferred. We’ll just have to wait 2 more hours and find out.
So what did we learn? Really not that much. Penn State is a big fan of saying the same thing over and over again just in different ways. This meeting wasn’t any different. Ed said that they didn’t play well when it counted (really?) and that the fault begins with him (yep). They’ll be working on making things better in the offseason and have the same goal every year (not to suck as much) to make the NCAA Tournament. So really, it wasn’t anything new. This press conference is the same one they have every year. People are just frustrated so they took notice. The only real piece of news was that Penn State is trying to get an SEC team at the BJC next year. Don’t get your hopes to high though, I don’t think Ed is Gator hunting.
That being said, a little hint at Ed changing a few things would have been nice. I don’t need more of the same, I need something to change because what you’re doing isn’t working.