BOSTON – Northeastern wants better results than they have had thus far. Their 2-7 record isn’t a result of not trying or wanting to win. Part of it is from playing a very difficult schedule, but part of it is also the reality of trying to find the right personnel with a young team at a challenging time. It has Bill Coen having to manage the confidence the team as they reach the break for final exams.
Anyone who knew Northeastern’s personnel heading into the season knew that the Huskies were going to be different this season. Departed guards Jonathan Lee and Joel Smith were more than just the heart and soul of last season’s Huskies, so that was a big void to fill. Who would emerge was far from a given since depth was a concern behind those two last season. So it’s not a surprise that part of the challenge has been personnel-related.