Plenty of Reasons to Believe

May 14, 2009

IOWA CITY, Iowa — “When Jarryd Cole talks about the future of the Iowa basketball program, he sounds a bit like a motivational speaker,” wrote Scott Miller in an article that appeared in the May 14, 2009 edition of The Daily Iowan.

“The sophomore Hawkeye forward seems not only like a man obsessed with getting the team — his team — out of the Big Ten basement, but also like a person so convinced of the program’s coming transformation that he needs to get everyone around him to believe.

“He needs everyone to believe that losing four players to transfers in the off-season doesn’t matter. He needs everyone to believe that having only seven players currently on the roster is a positive, not a negative. He needs everyone to believe that two years of toiling in mediocrity will all be worth it when the team breaks through.

” `Good things happen to those who wait, I do believe,’ Cole said. `Our time’s coming, and it’s almost overdue, but it’s going to be here.’ “

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