Andy Katz is working the sidelines for Big Ten Network this season and it appears he may have ingested some conference Kool-Aid during a break in action. Before tonight’s massive Ohio State-Purdue matchup, Katz laid a smoky, honey-glazed hunk of meat out on the take table for inspection.
That’s how all this works.
Now, my first reaction, which I’m sure is not unique:
But Purdue is arguably the best team in the country this year with a spell-binding big man in Isaac Haas and tough, interesting guard play. Boilermakers fans haven’t been softened by a glut of recent success and are hungry for big things. So maybe Katz is onto something here.
Or maybe it was just a nice thing to say, something you say when you’re in the Midwest and people are so friendly. If nothing else, it speaks to how different this year feels for Purdue.