LaVar Ball is already bad for UCLA’s business
As LaVar Ball’s daily antics and wild proclamations continue to overshadow his sons’ on-court exploits, there are reports that family’s of top college basketball recruits are turned off by the idea of sending their kids to UCLA to join the circus.
Colin sees problems ahead for UCLA, who still has two-more Ball boys to come through the program. The relationship is just getting started, and the school’s reputation and that of its biggest sponsor Under Armour are now tied to LaVar’s unpredictable nature and constant threat of pending implosion, at least until LaMelo passes through.
Adidas just got burned by Ball because of mysoginistic comments he made about a female AAU official. Now it’s UCLA and Under Armour’s turn and watch the reality show.
Control freak coaches like Tom Herman win big in college
First year Texas head coach Tom Herman is being criticized for being a heavy handed micro manager because of a new, restrictive policy for media covering the Longhorns. Colin points out that obsessive, micro managing control freaks have a long track record of success in college sports, including Herman’s mentor Urban Meyer.
Even though being a dictator as a coach doesn’t work in the pros, many of the all-time great coaches in college sports – Bear Bryant, John Wooden, Coach K and Nick Saban to name a few – have obsessively controlled every last detail and decision related to their program. It’s nothing new.
As for Texas, they’ve been a loose ship for years, and even if Herman is going a little overboard in this instance, detail oriented is a nice change from completely disorganized. If he starts winning 10 games a year, no one will care about a media policy.
Peter Schrager – Fox Sports NFL Insider joins the show from the Hall of Fame in Canton to talk inductions, and why T.O. should be there this weekend.
Kenyon Martin – 14-year NBA veteran and Big 3 member joins the show to explain why heavy handed coaches work in college; and why he would steer his son away from UCLA because of LaVar Ball.
Cris Carter – FS1 Analyst joins the show from the Pro Football Hall of Fame to explain why Brady is still elite at 40; his thoughts on Texas coach Tom Herman’s media policy; and what it means to be in the Hall of Fame.