Jan 9, 2013; Wichita, KS, USA; Southern Illinois Salukis head coach Barry Hinson (right) reacts after his team turned over the ball in the final seconds of the game against the Wichita State Shockers at the Charles Koch Arena. Wichita State defeated Southern Illinois 82-76. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

SIU coach Barry Hinson calls players ‘mama’s boys’ in rant (Audio)


Southern Illinois lost to Murray State 73-65 and after the game, SIU head coach Barry Hinson went on a rant about his team. There are some classic bits in this piece, like Hinson calling the team a bunch of mama’s boys. This will make things interesting at practice.

One player, Davante Drinkard, tweeted out: “I can’t believe the little man had the nerve to call us mama’s boys. Smh. I guess this is where Our team learns to point the finger.” That tweet has since been deleted, but not before someone took a screen shot of it.

As transcribed by Deadspin:

“Guys didn’t listen at halftime…I’m struggling with this crew right now, they won’t let me coach ‘em. Any time I coach somebody, they put their head down. We’re soft…I’ve got a bunch of mama’s boys right now.”

“I’m tired of coaching a guy and having him roll his eyes or put his head down or feel sorry for himself.”

[On rebounds:] “I’ve been telling my wife this for years, size doesn’t matter.”

“Marcus [Fillyaw] was absolutely awful. That’s about as PG-rated as I can say it. He was awful. Our guards were awful. Our three starting guards had one assist and seven turnovers. They must think it’s a tax credit.”

“Let’s talk about our big guys. Two for 11. How can you go two for 11? My wife, MY WIFE, can score more than two buckets on 11 shots because I KNOW my wife will AT LEAST shot-fake one time.”

“There was a sniper in the gym. Didn’t you see that? We had guys falling down. We had a guy snipered at half-court. Two guys snipered at half-court. It was unbelievable! I would have thought Navy Seal Team 6 was out there.”

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