After the bowl game I turned the calendar page from football to basketball. Bring on the Big 12 games, wish we were playing Saturday. The competition will improve, but the guys will step their game up also. Case in point Will Clyburn. He played a great game against BYU because he was focused and into the game. Hasn't had the same mental attitude since. The guys know they're playing for some marbles now. I won't concede anything because I love the talent this team brings to the floor. If we don't get bit by the injury bug I think this is going to be fun and we'll make some noise in the Big 12.
I am ready, but I don't see how the team can be ready. One game against Yale since December 19 does not prepare you for Big 12 play. They should have scheduled a game for this weekend. While ISU is sitting idle Kansas is playing Temple.
Everyone should be ready to move on and get rid of that bowl game hangover. I'm also ready to see this team play with a little effort, they've just gone through the motions for the most part. Maybe Big 12 play will wake these guys up.