It's time to start looking ahead to basketball season.
In his ten-minute slot on the annual Ivy League preseason basketball teleconference, Jerome Allen talked impressive freshman, major senior losses and coaching staff changes, but the buzzword of the day was "depth."
"We'll be a much deeper team coming off the bench this year," Allen said. "We have size, athleticism and drive that I haven't seen since my first year here."
Allen cited the four freshman as a major part of that depth and drive.
"All four of them are proud to wear the Penn jersey," he said.
Allen didn't dwell on the loss of impact seniors like Zack Rosen, Tyler Bernardini and Rob Belcore, but instead stressed the opportunities for players like Miles Cartwright to step up and make a statement for themselves.
"I'm not asking Miles to step up and be the next Zack. I'm asking him to step up and be the next Miles," Allen said.
Finally, Allen talked coaching staff changes, wishing former Penn assistant Mike Martin all the best at Brown and expressing his excitement about his new assistants Ira Bowman, Scott Pera and Jason Polykoff.
The Quakers, according to Allen, have everything going for them this year--they'll just need to "put it all together, and let the chips fall where they may."