Fast Break with John Feinstein-3/28
Mon, 28 Mar 2011|
CS in Washington dot com. -- I thank very much with the bestselling author John Feinstein who three weeks ago and I'll say because. Olin you'll say it I thought that he said BC you should be in this tournament yet the CAA should have three teams. But you got what you said and BC youth in the first four now to the final four. This is why you play this is so much fun to watch right now. Yeah eight VCU and Butler and George Mason five years ago. That's what makes this term special. It's not you comments not Kentucky is not dude gets on North Carolina or even Maryland or Georgetown. It's these guys being able to compete because they can't do it football but but they could do it in basketball and DC you. In five games first he never -- went five games to -- the final four obviously. Has beaten five of the six BCS conferences but now they face a real challenge because they got to play the horizon. Good luck and we here I heard -- a smart last night the BCU coach rattle off who he's beaten. He is now a very hot commodity right the eighties and said look I'd I'd I we we wanna keep it here or more wanna be proactive. Can they keep them here. Yeah they can and that I think give shock a smart is not seasoned -- smart he states and I'll tell you why he's on the head coach for two years. And he is not yet recruited his own play in these players were recruited by Anthony grant that's not a knock on jackets Marty got a great job with them. But when you are that young coach and you are in a place where you can have a contract for life. Which means you can take what you've done this year and build on it recruit off that. And just go from there you could probably -- almost any job and want in 234 years. Look at the flip side what if you're Keno Davis. Who had his father's players -- Drake had a great year went to Providence he's fired Jeff Capel. Mean and came and one was somebody else's players at TCU went to Oklahoma. He's looking for a job right now I would think those examples would make shock a smart thing twice before he jumps. The final four it's like good guys against bad guys blur DCU. Good guys right Kentucky UConn two coaches invent some issues with the civil really -- I believe I heard that before they just you layered on CBS. But it's such a great matchup on this site you kind of root for that once out of the. Yes it's good guys good guys I'm in in the first game what a shock that the Butler NBC would play the first game on -- if -- -- and I think that -- -- and then. The bad guys bad guys because Jim Calhoun was just put on probation and by the way. He infractions committee when they came down -- the penalties in February you know. They never thought Connecticut can get this far not and that's why they put up the suspension of Calhoun until next year and there were no sanctions post season sanctions. They want it's Connecticut to play in the big east tournament because that's money. They wanted to -- NCAA but the bottom of the final four. So they've messed that one up and of course John cal Perry has taken two teams that don't exist. The final four UMass in 96 Memphis in LA and if Kentucky were to get vacated witnesses over I think he would retire young trophy that's. Patrick and that would be a unique actor if UConn ends when this whole thing -- Calhoun stepped out of that -- I don't know I had you know. Two days ago that wrote a column on him when they were here in Washington two weeks ago and I talked to Jamie Dixon. That I said to -- you know he's 68 he's been through cancer couple times now he's been through that the NCAA investigation he's won two titles he's in the Hall of Fame. And Jamie Dixon's of people asking that all the time and I said what are you kidding this is who he is this is what he'd done this coaches coach. Very few of these guys can just walk away and go play golf. Dean Smith did it at 66. Tell me who else is done him -- now most of these guys really want to coach and he's got four more years on his contract in my guess is. He could probably get an extension right now -- that there are like good heavyweight boxers and just keep going back to the longest is exactly right. CS in Washington dot com.