Salukis coach goes on postgame rant for the ages

Southern Illinois Salukis head coach Barry Hinson (right) gave us an epic tirade on Tuesday.  

Much like a volcanic eruption, every so often a coach so frustrated with his team will unexpectedly blow his top. You don’t know when, or why, or how, most of the time, but when it happens we just sit back, microwave some popcorn and enjoy the ride.

Enter Southern Illinois basketball coach Barry Hinson, who on Tuesday night gave us all an early Christmas gift.

The Salukis fell to 2-8 – worst in the Missouri Valley Conference – after a 73-65 loss to Murray State. It sounds like Hinson finally reached his breaking point, referencing his wife’s jumper, snipers and training dogs all in an epic five-minute span. Take a listen:

So, just to review, here’s what just happened:

"We’re soft, we’ve been enabled. For whatever reason, I’ve got a bunch of mamas boys right now."

"I think rebounding is two-fold … I’ve been telling my wife this for years: size doesn’t matter. I really think when it comes to rebounding it is heart and effort."

"Our guards are awful. Our three starting guards had one assist and seven turnovers. They must think it’s a tax credit."

"My wife can score more than two buckets on 11 shots because I know my wife will at least shot fake one time, but those guys aren’t listening. They’re uncoachable right now."

"When you have a young team it’s a lot like house training a puppy dog. You know what when the dog does something wrong, you know, bad dog. Get on the treadmill."

Wow, that escalated in a hurry. He wasn’t done there.

"There was a sniper in the gym. Didn’t you see that? We had guys falling down. We had a guy snipered at half-court. Two guys snipered at half-court. It was unbelievable. I would’ve thought Navy Seal Team 6 was out there."

That last bit puts Hinson in the upper echelon of coaching rants, in our humble opinion.