I think it's hard to say. I don't think we lost to Tennessee last year due to lack of depth - they just had a better inside presence and we had no answer.
It wouldn't hurt to throw Sibert in there a litle more to see what he's got (not in this tough stretch though) because they could be running a solid 8 guys. I'm fine with the 7 and quite frankly won't question Thad until we can see those kids lose their legs or get gassed.
We made it to the championship game with an 8-9 man rotation. Sibert looked shaky out there against Iowa, but he has to play to get better. Weatherspoon would probably be getting some looks if he would have went to class.
I disagree. Weatherspoon was last scholarship off the bench early on in the season. I'm not too worried about the depth due to the amount of experience on this team, however having Sibert step up for a solid 8-10 minutes a game would be a big plus.
It would be nice to have Sibert step it up a little, but at least it's not last year's bench.
Lighty, Diebler, and Buford showed they could go for 40 mins no problem last year. And Sullinger is showing this year that 40 minutes of action is fine for him, too. As long as we don't get into foul trouble, which Matta teams seem to not do, we'll be fine.
That's a big IF.
“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.” - Woody
I wasn't worried about the depth last year, and it bit us in the ass. That and that alone makes me worry about it this year. We must learn from our mistakes or else we are doomed to repeat them.