What did Jim Larranaga say after Miami Hurricanes loss to Loyola?

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Chris Lykes
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Chris Lykes /
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"Secondly, we lost perhaps our best player in Bruce Brown midway through the ACC race, which made it even more challenging to finish as high as we did in the ACC and make the big dance. In today’s college game, there’s no way to predict at this early stage how you’re going to look next year with the number of kids that transfer, guys that go pro, injuries, recruiting. What you see now would be great if we had everybody back next year. If we did, I’d feel very, very strongly that we’d have a great team. One of the things my staff and I have wanted to do and haven’t been able to do is stay older, have a more experienced team. I think that plays very well into postseason. I think the older guys who have been through it normally play well. I think younger guys have it a little more challenging. Right now, we only have one scholarship senior. We have two guys sitting out. So if everybody would return, that would be like 11 guys…We still have two scholarships to give.”"

The next task for Larranaga and his staff is signing two players to have some semblance of a recruiting class. Miami is almost definitely going to lose Walker and it would be surprising although not shocking if Brown returns.

The Hurricanes return a good core next season. If they are unable to sign any players for next season or get a graduate transfer their depth will be severely limited. If Brown and Walker leave Miami will only have nine players on scholarship for 2018-19.