Columbia, SC (WLTX) - USC head men's basketball coach Frank Martin was not in a loving mood after the Gamecocks got beat badly by LSU Thursday night.
The team lost 64-44 at the Colonial Life Arena.
In his post-game news conference, Martin called the team passionless and lifeless. The setback was the team's seventh loss in its last eight games.
Here are a few of Martin's more striking comments after the game.
"I've never been so embarrassed. I shouldn't coach basketball ever again if this is how my team plays."
"We lead the country in air ball layups. Guys can't make layups, its hard to win."
"In life you get what you deserve. If you don't put in the time, that ball ain't going to go in the basket for you. And we've got guys who don't comprehend that. They put in the time when I make them put in the time. They don't put in the time for the love of the game. Until that doesn't change, it ain't gonna get any better."
"He said the locker room's a morgue. and that's exactly what it was. If you've got no life for what you do, then you shouldn't do it. If you've got no passion for what you do, then you shouldn't do it. And right now, we're passionless, and we're lifeless."
"If I've lost them then they'd better disappear. 'Cause it's going to be hard for them to be here next year if I lost them 10 months into the job."
"They didn't bring me here to create a bigger problem, they brought me here to fix a problem, and I'm not doing a very good job of that right now.
"I've been doing this for 28 years, 9 of which was a junior varsity high school coach. That means I dealt with 14-year-olds. I've never been more embarrassed to call myself a basketball coach than I am today."