Ken Sugiura, in a cruel attempt to get our hopes up, hinted yesterday that Mike Bobinski may not be settling for the obvious candidates to replace Brian Gregory: he is reportedly making a run at a mystery coach from a high-major conference. It would be a bit crazy to expect anything on that front, but the fact that Bobinski isn't settling (like many fans are doing) is very encouraging. It's good to see that he has expectations for the program that are just as high as ours are after five years of mediocrity. Be careful with this news; no one specified that it was a successful coach from a high-major program. I see you trying to hire Chris Mullin from 8-24 St. John's and skip town, MBob. Don't even try it.
Sugiura also released an interesting list of four potential candidates to replace Gregory in the event that the ambitious interview with the mystery candidate does, in fact, go poorly. The first man on the list, Harvard's Tommy Amaker, seems uninterested in pursuing any other college job -- he reportedly turned down both Tech and Vanderbilt already. Of the remaining three, only Randy Bennett would be someone that I would personally want to be coaching at Tech. Both Monmouth's King Rice and Winthrop's Pat Kelsey are simply too unproven at this juncture and would be hard to justify for the disgruntled fanbase.
Georgia Tech baseball got back on track last night with a 6-5 win over in-state rival Mercer, topping the Bears by a final score of 6-5 in Macon to secure the season's twenty-first win. Closer Matthew Gorst, who has anchored Tech's impressive bullpen all season long, slammed the door in the ninth to notch his team-leading seventh save of the year; he's now saved a third of Tech's season wins. The Jackets will be back at it tonight with a second-straight midweek game, this one coming at Russ Chandler Stadium versus Kennesaw State prior to a three-game weekend series at Pittsburgh.
In case you somehow missed it, Villanova won the 2016 NCAA Tournament on Monday night by defeating the one seed North Carolina Tar Heels on a buzzer-beating three pointer. Sure, the end of the game itself was extremely impressive. In fact, it was a historically good game from start to finish. Unfortunately, the manner that Carolina suffered its defeat coupled with the presence of a certain Michael Jordan in the crowd set the stage for an even more historically significant event: an unprecedentedly large tsunami of crying Jordan memes. To be perfectly honest, social media antics like this are the best part of any sporting event at this point. Just look at the majesty, the sheer versatility of this crying Jordan picture. It can be used in any situation!
Have a great Wednesday!