â€œIt really bothered everybody on the way home on that bus trip going back to Ames but when we went out and had that first day of practice, those guys were out there flying around. They were enthusiastic. They lifted us up as a staff because of the way that they came with their approach. We had two days like that.â€ I don't want to overstate things, or hype expectations, but when its the players on the team who are lifting the coaches from a funk...by their hard work and enthusiasm...then IMHO a team has something very special. Chemistry is everything in college basketball, though it means less without some solid talent, and it appears we have both in spades. It seems like we could have gone one of two ways after the KU game, into the dumps and feeling sorry for ourselves OR being welded together through adversity. I know its only one game against an average Texas team, but it sure looks like our guys have chosen the latter path...with enthusiasm. I'm stoked for the rest of this season, and equally stoked for Coach Hoiberg's coming years of greatness. The magic is back, baby!