You guys aren't going to believe this, but Pat Chambers hates it when his team loses. Like, he really, really hates it.
How do I know this? Because at his weekly press conference at the Bryce Jordan Center, he told the 20 or so people in attendance this fact. OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
In his weekly press conference, Coach Chambers addressed three primary issues on the record: the team's loss against Indiana, the team's upcoming game against Northwestern and how the team has developed over the long season.
Off the record, Chambers expressed many controversial opinions, including his belief that the government was behind 9/11 and the AIDS virus, as well as praising the Dark Lord, who he referred to as "Slagathor." (Ok, not really. He didn't talk off the record, I'm just messing with you guys. Honestly. Please don't sue me for libel, Coach.)
Chambers talked for about 15 minutes, due to other commitments he had to attend to. With most of the focus on the team's upcoming game against Northwestern, Chambers discussed several issues his team could have against the Wildcats.
"If you make a mistake, a turnover, whatever," Chambers remarked on Northwestern's Princeton style offense, "if you're distracted, they got ya."
To combat this, Chambers decided he was going to give his team off the day after they got waxed by Indiana 74-51.....well, kind of.
Chambers explained to the media that, instead of a real practice, he held a walk through and a film session so the team knew what to expect against the Wildcats' offense. "In my mind," Chambers said, "that's a day off."
On the topic of how the team has progressed, Chambers sang his team's praises.
"Where we were at Akron to where we are today," Chambers explained, "this team has gotten a lot better."
In regards to individual players, Chambers touched on the improvements of DJ Newbill, Jermaine Marshall and Sasa Borovnjak, while mentioning that Pat Ackerman, Akosa Maduegbunam and Kevin Montminy all could be used in the future to help out the team's depth.
On a negative note, Chambers did mention the team's struggles getting to the free throw line.
"We have to get to the foul line," Chambers said, "we have to go up strong and finish."
Chambers finished that thought by stating the team's free throw issue is "a big problem of mine."
On a lighter note, Chambers reached a minor milestone this week: his 10,000th follower on Twitter (@Coach_Chambers). However, Chambers didn't quite know what to think about that.
"I'm not sure what that means, but 10,000!"