Southern Illinois head basketball coach Barry Hinson joined Jay Mohr Sports on Wednesday after his epic rant after the Salukis loss to Murray State last night and explained why he said what he said...

Mohr: " I understand what you were trying to get across to your players. I give you a pass and I say great job. Have you been criticsim or praise"?   

 

Hinson: " Well, Jay, let's get one thing straight, I made a mistake last night and I take full responsibility for it. I've got a little Truman in me and the buck stops right here when you come to my desk. I called out a specific player's name in the press conference and I shouldn't have done that. I deserve any type of grief because I'm 52-years-old and I acted like a little kid trying to point a finger at a young man who's 19, and that's not fair to him or his family. I take full responsibility for that. With that being said, everything else I said, I stand by 100%. It's Armed Forces Wednesday and thank goodness we don't have men & women serving our country that when their platoon leader gets on them that they roll their eyes or put their head down. I appreciate what they do and I appreciate the guy that gets up to go to work everyday and when his boss gets on his ass a little bit that he bucks up and tries to get better.  Last night I was a keg of gun powder and it kind of went off but I met with our team this morning and apologized to the young man (Marcus Fillyaw) I called out publicly and the team for doing that.  I made a big mistake last night with that, but, I won't apologize for anything else I said".