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SIU coach Hinson sorry for rant

Published: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 11:22 a.m. CDT

Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson said he regretted singling out one of his players in a postgame diatribe that went viral.

And that’s about it.

Hinson said at a news conference in Carbondale, Ill., on Wednesday that he apologized to starting point guard Marcus Fillyaw for calling him “absolutely awful” in a 73-65 loss at Murray State on Tuesday night.

Hinson, however, said he wouldn’t take back calling his players “uncoachable,” ‘’a bunch of mama’s boys” and comparing the disciplining of his young team to housebreaking a puppy.

“If that ruffles your feathers, or ruffles somebody else’s feathers, then you know what, you’re going to have to deal with it,” Hinson said. “And here’s the other thing, I’m going to have to deal with it.”

enhancing substances. He’s the second Seahawks player to be suspended for violating the substance abuse policy this season. Fellow cornerback Walter Thurmond is serving the final week of a four-game suspension.

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