Basketball's big win and more coaching stuff
While the majority of BC fans await the announcement of our new football coach, the basketball teams continues to play well. With the win over Maryland last night, the early losses to Vermont and Providence seem like a distant memory. The foul shooting needs improvement and the half court sets are not nearly as crisp as they were last season, but two things are much, much better -- our transition game and our defense. Sean Williams is obviously the biggest factor in the defensive improvement, but there are some other things going on too. There is a lot less switching…now I don’t know if this is by design or just coincidence early on, but fewer switching leads to fewer open shots and better rebounding. I expect teams to start to exploit this with more movement. The other thing is defensive rebounding. Dudley, Marshall, Williams and Spears all hit the boards hard, helping limit second chance points. I cannot wait for the Kansas gave.
Here is an interview with Dudley. I would love to see us come out with an alternate uniform for an ACC game this year.
New coach stuff
Gene interviewed Whipple yesterday. This is a good sign and confirms that he is right in the mix. On a more upsetting note, I continue to receive info regarding Bob Davie. With the TOB move, Gene clearly showed that he has his pulse on the fanbase. He must know that the Davie hire would not be well received. Keep your fingers crossed that this is just one friend doing another a favor.
As I said last week, Flutie doesn’t have the time to be our new coach.
Richmond Coach Dave Clawson is certainly under the radar but has a good track record.
This article is not going to help our Bowl reputation. I am still surprised Swofford didn’t do more to ensure that the ACC’s backyard bowl didn’t end up with a more ticket friendly matchup.
Labels: Coaching rumors