That’s what people said about losing Smith, and it obviously didn’t turn out to be the case. Franklin was one of our best players last year. Suggesting we’ll be better because he’s gone really makes no sense whatsoever.So Franklin was one of the best players on a team that sucked. Doesn't say much for him.
BTW, Justin Smith wasn't lighting things up at Arkansas. Just about the same stats he had while playing at IU.
This team will be better by simple subtraction - getting rid of some dead wood.