Monday, February 12, 2007
Davidson Game Hype: Bob vs Bobby
Davidson coach Bob McKillop is known as the Coach K of the SoCon-I am assuming because like Duke, his teams always seem to get the right guys and the right calls to go there way, and everyone in the SoCon just as everyone in the ACC hates Duke-and the whinniest coach in the SoCon. Coach Bob is one of those "big fish small pond" guys afraid of the big league and carries just enough self-promotion to claim himself as the coach in the SoCon having the most wins, with an all-time 303-217 (.593%) record after 18-years. Coach Bob is 10-3 vs the College. (Photo compliments of the Davidson Basketball Blog)
Despite the nonsense you hear from the liberal Davidson media, Coach Bobby Cremins is the coach in the SoCon with the most wins (all-time: 471-315/ @ CofC: 17-8) and the best winning percentage (all-time in 26 years on the side-line .599% @ the College .680%). Coach Cremins has a lifetime record of 8-2 against Davidson.
Our friend, WB, over at the Davidson basketball blog offered this caveat to Gene Sapakoff, in regards to his "Bring on Davidson" comment, "Careful what you wish for." I offered WB the same caveat when he thought to comment on the building of the new Carolina First Center-"I'd love for them to have 5,000+ present to see Davidson put a beat-down on them in Charleston every year. That would be wonderful!" Indeed WB, you should be careful what you wish for.
I will give credit to Davidson, they rebuilt their team with a young squad that I am sure the Cougs will have the pleasure of beating for 3 to 4 more years. But let's see how Stephen Curry handles the cozy setting of 3,500 Maroons in the Kresse Arena before jumping to conclusions. Go Cougs!