I 100% remember his name being mentioned and that luke warm reception. Not sure how valid the speculation was.I don't know if we ever had a shot at the last coaching search, but I seem to recall many saying they didn't want Bennett because his brand of basketball was boring. I have to say I'd probably take it.
Another most Valuable Ref nominee for Virginia to ponder...Bummer the game turned on a horrible foul call ... TT up 3, 73-70, 2:45 remaining in OT ... when two UVA players tripped over each other, but they called a foul against TT. Wasn’t even a hard call; both UVA players stumbled; ref made the call on assumption.
I wouldn't say "way" overrated. The other three teams in the final 4 were made up of top 100 talent. I think you're right that you can't rely solely on rankings and that's why coaches go to games to see their actual performance in a true setting, but age also has something to do with it. BU said it during an interview that these teams are older. TTech was made up of 4 key seniors. Freshman played a role, yes, but it was experience that led the day.Obviously not the standard approach, but nice to see it can be done. Rankings based on athleticism and basketball potential are way overrated imo...
No way! I was in Douglas Hall with Jurkovich! He was good friends with the sports writer Al Lagatolla who was later my roommate!It's crazy thinking back to my EIU days. I remember vividly watching Tony Bennett play two games in little Lantz Gym (Wisconsin-Green Bay was in our conference) and he just won a national championship as a college coach. I also got to watch Sean Payton play quarterback and he even hung out in my dorm room one time, and he went on to win a Super Bowl as a coach. I also watched many Bears games in my friend's room with Jurkovic.
Who would have guessed you would see so much future greatness in Charleston, IL?
I also think strength, experience and bulldog personalities had a lot to do with it. Mooney has as much dog in him as Dre, but is bigger and stronger.I am not more knowledgeable, but having someone in the Tariq Owens role would make a big difference for us. I would say his ankle injury was Virginia's true stroke of luck for last night's game.
In my 7 years between undergrad and grad school, all I saw was Jimmy Garoppolo before Dino Babers got there. Garoppolo didn't impress me before Babers was there. Unfortunately I got to Charleston the year after Romo graduated.Who would have guessed you would see so much future greatness in Charleston, IL?
I hear you. I got there the year after Boudreau left as the first undergrad ever to go pro to the Indians. And look where that got him! Looking for the proper emoji...In my 7 years between undergrad and grad school, all I saw was Jimmy Garoppolo before Dino Babers got there. Garoppolo didn't impress me before Babers was there. Unfortunately I got to Charleston the year after Romo graduated.