Video: SIU’s Barry Hinson Has Another Epic Presser
Southern Illinois had a golden chance on Tuesday night to upset fourth-ranked Wichita State and end its undefeated start to the season, only to play a flat second half and lose, 78-67. The near-upset clearly got to Salukis head coach Barry Hinson, and he delivered a postgame presser even more rambling than his infamous one from December.
Among the highlights:
• A quote from 2005’s Mr and Mrs. Smith (apparently he’s friends with Brad Pitt’s family?!)
• A plea for cocoa oil
• Trying desperately to bite his tongue and not express his frustration with officials
• Comparing the Salukis’ second-half turnover problems to tax season
• Comparing SIU’s current, difficult road trip to the Scooby Doo saying, “Ruh roh!”
Please don’t fire Hinson after this season, SIU officials. We like his postgame press conferences too much to see him go.