I normally do not talk about UAB, because there really has not been a lot to talk about for the Blazers this season. But today, they deserve some praise after beating Kentucky in Louisville by a score of 79-76. I admit, I cheered for the Blazers because of Alabama alum Mike Davis of Fayette, Alabama.
Davis really got thrown into the fire pretty quick after Bob Knight’s temper forced a change at the helm of Hoosier basketball. It’s tough to follow a legend, especially if it is your first head coaching job for such a high profile program. I think he’s a solid coach, but probably should have sharpened his teeth someplace other than Indiana. A lot of people has talked about Mike Davis replacing Mark Gottfried at one time or another, but I don’t know if that’ll ever happen since the Alabama-UAB relationship is still pretty rocky after
Murray Gene Bartow wrote letters about Alabama (long story). But hey, I still like Mike.