- Jul 17, 2002
The Virginia Cavaliers send their warm regards.I understand why we have to do it this season but in the future, I think most of the kids who enter are the wrong type of kids for us. When you make a commitment, you should honor that commitment and not jump at the first shiny object you see. I think kids who enter that portal will be less coachable and I question their commitment. There are a couple of exceptions. One, if they go to play for a Coach and that coach is terminated or quits, I somewhat understand that player going into the portal. Second, if they are not contributing or living up to their hype and the Coach asks them to transfer, but that is not a player IU wants. Because of that, IU needs to avoid the portal as an option in the future and go after good kids with character that fit the IU mold. Kids that will honor their commitment and learn to see it through and learn to come out ahead even when their backs are up against the wall.