Hate to say it, but Fran's recruiting pretty much stinks.
All those freshman, only Wagner gave a LITTLE bit to the team.
In this day and age of college basketball, if you recruit 5 incoming freshman, and you have to redshirt 2 and the other 3 are glued to the pine, well... It tells us your recruiting stinks.
So with all the experience returning in our starting 5 and one of our top bench players (Woodbury, Uthoff, Gesell, Clemmons, Jok and Uhl), that leaves minutes for players 7-10(?) to be divvied up among 5 incoming freshmen. While I thought Fran should have played the bench more in non-conference games to develop them, there really weren't that many minutes to give to the freshmen when the Big 10 season got underway.