August 29, 2013

Iowa's chances with Ulis?

I don't know if Fran McCaffery likes to play poker, but if he does, it wouldn't surprise me if I found out he's not shy about going all in on a hand.

If you are wondering why I'm bringing up McCaffery in the context of poker, it's because sometimes, actually many times, the comparison applies. You can slow play a prospect, much like you can do with a hand in poker, and keep trying to string along a player and keep yourself in the recruiting game. You can call the bluff of a prospect that seems to be wavering and start showing interest in another prospect at the same position. Or you can do what McCaffery doesn't seem afraid to do and that's go all in on a prospect.

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