I love Frank Martin. Love. Yet I'm beginning to get this odd, sinking feeling that there is more to the story of Curtis Kelly.
I know Frank is an old school guy. I know that it is his way or the highway. I know he's about the biggest softy out there when it comes to everything BUT basketball. I know he treats his players like his children (though he doesn't yell as loud at his three year old). I know he is personally hurt when the players ignore, disrespect, flake out, act like a teenager.
BUT...there is always a but...
What the hell is going on with Kelly?
Leadership? Really? The point has been made. The kid has been embarrassed on national tv twice and regionally last night to a much less extent, mostly because he has seemed less and less vital to the program.
According to everything I've read and heard he's making strides in practice and for all intents and purposes should see the floor Monday. If he does, this post is moot. Yet, I just have a bad feeling he might not see the floor. I would like to think Frank would be honest with the fans and just tell us if Kelly failed a mid-term or "forgot" to turn in a paper, but I just don't know.
Have you had a gut reaction to this benching? What do you think? Am I just freaking out because we almost lost to a school that is about the size of my high school graduation class?