The interview starts off a bit slow but Rome gets into the LeBron questions and Izzo’s future near the end.  Izzo normally has a raspy voice but he definitely sounded worn down – no wonder.     Of note:

  • It might be a Dumb-and-Dumberesque chance, but when asked, Izzo did leave the door cracked for another look at the NBA.
  • Izzo dropped a U.P. reference in there, which has got to leave JR scratching his head, no?
  • Izzo revealed a big driver to his looks at the NBA is to challenge the notion that college coaches can’t make it in the NBA.  His pulse picked up a bit during that discussion.
  • Rome didn’t go into the media/coverage subplot here and I was a little surprised he missed that.  In 11 minutes he had room to hit that and usually JR is very in tune with what’s being discussed locally.  I was hopeful Izzo would make mention of, “Those nerds on The Red Cedar.”  No go.




  1. Thanks for posting – was not able to catch it yesterday.

    I think Snagglio got the UP reference…you can hear the Rome snicker in the background.

  2. If you're going to soil Bruce's image, at least give us an update on the status of the Darkness box set…. Nice photo shop.

    • Red Cedar nerds. Bruce nerds. Is there an overlap? Need Venn diagram. Dude, I heard there's some live concert from Hyde Park coming out next week – get on it.

      @BiggieMunn – My pleasure. I heard Snagger's snicker but I didn't read that as a Rome getting it but heck, maybe he did. K.B., Turbo, and Nitro didn't get it for certain.