Some lessons from this firing:
1) You cannot watch 20 players leave the state each year as D-1 players and recruit the McDaniel girl and Mikayla Bailey and Sari Noga;
2) it hurts when you lose to South Dakota State and its roster loaded with second and third-tier MN players;
3) you cannot have so few players at year end that you are in danger of forfeiting games - you at least need to fill your 12 or 14 scholarships and have available bodies;
4) you cannot give a girl a "preferred walk on" status if she is scoring 6 points a game in 2A and has a body that resembles mine.