Not many good things can be said about the current situation of the DePaul Blue Demons and their basketball program. Words like horrible, abomination, atrocious, and “so bad my daughter thinks SpongeBob could get legit time on the court for them” all come to mind. But there is some incredibly good news for DePaul and their fans — the season has mercifully ended.
In what can only be described as a fitting way to end their season, DePaul got crushed by the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the first round of the Big East Tournament. Rutgers is not even that good, but still found a way to beat the Blue Demons by 19 points.
It’s yet another example of the impudence that has become DePaul hoops.
DePaul has some
hard decisions to make now that the season is over. Oliver Purnell seems like he has to go, and their athletic director is starting to hear the anger coming out of all eleven DePaul fans left. Both should be going home — although, if the DePaul administration has taught the world anything, it is that they are in it for the money, not for the relevancy.
I don’t even want to hate on the program. Personally, I think the program should be a lot better than it is. However, what I think and what is actually going on is two completely different things. With DePaul leaving (or staying?) with the Catholic Seven to form a new Big East Conference, one would think they would start making changes to become at least semi-competitive in the new league.
But let us be honest, that is unlikely going to happen.
Every other member of the Catholic Seven have coaches that are either promising or good, and have their programs headed in the right direction. If you were currently ranking the Catholic Seven on a scale of hope for the future, DePaul would land somewhere near the depths of hell, while the rest are all battling it out for a top spot.
Really, I wish I could point out some silver linings in the dark that could be hovering around the program, but I’d be a liar or a magician if I did. If AA has taught me anything, it is that the first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one.
DePaul, your problem is everything. I think it is time to clean house.