Friday, February 8, 2008


LSU announced today that it has fired head basketball coach John Brady. Aside from an improbable run to the Final 4 a couple of years ago, no coach in the SEC has consistently done less with more than Brady. At a school with unlimited resources, fertile recruiting ground, and nice facilities, he never could put a consistent winner on the floor. In his first 10 years in Baton Rouge, he finished 4th in the SEC West 4 times. They're a lock to make it 5 times in 11 years this season. A loss to Tennessee on Saturday will make him 20 games below .500 in conference games for his career.

Fans in the SEC have to be disappointed as the John Brady farewell tour didn't even get to make its full rounds through the conference. Saturday's game against UT will be the last time we'll get to watch him make facial expressions that make the Keystone "Bitter Beer Face" guy jealous.

You can bet that VCU head coach Anthony Grant's phone will be ringing shortly if it hasn't already. Grant, a former assistant at Florida, was lined up to take the UF job when Billy Donovan had a momentary lapse of reason and took the Orlando Magic job. University of Memphis head sleazeball coach John Calipari may get a call as well, but his ego won't let him leave a gig where he can feast on patsies from Conference DOA. Tim Floyd and all his NOLA connections may be a good fit as well. Ole Miss may want to make sure Andy Kennedy is happy too...

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