Report: Ole Miss to hire Kermit Davis as new basketball coach
Davis will continue to coach the Blue Raiders throughout their NIT run, according to 247 Sports.
Davis has been with Middle Tennessee for the past 16 seasons, helping to build the program into one of the strongest at the mid-major level. The Blue Raiders had won a game in the NCAA in each of the last two seasons prior to getting snubbed for an at-large bid this year. MTSU has won five regular season titles in the last seven seasons. Davis was the youngest head coach in America when he got his first job at Idaho in 1988. Two years later, he was hired by Texas A&M. He lasted for one season before getting fired and slapped with a two-year show-cause for allegedly paying a “talent scout” from New York City and a player named Tony Scott to get that player to transfer from Syracuse to A&M.
How will he compare to Andy Kennedy?
The question is just how different he is from Kennedy. The knock on Kennedy in recent reasons is that he wasn’t able to recruit the high-end, five-star talent and that he spent too much time mixing it up with JuCo prospects that were good enough to keep the Rebels relevant but not good enough to turn them into SEC title contenders. That’s Davis’ bread and butter.
Time will tell, but it’s good to see a guy like Davis get another shot at a big-time college program.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/report-ole-miss-to-hire-kermit-davis-as-new-basketball-coach/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/636186941264053949-davis-kermit-2-.jpg?fit=534%2C401&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/636186941264053949-davis-kermit-2-.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Conference USANCAABRecent PostsSECAndy Kennedy,College Basketball,Kermit Davis,middle tennessee,Ole MissOle Miss is expected to announce in the coming days that they will be hiring Middle Tennessee State head coach Kermit Davis to replace Andy Kennedy. Davis will continue to coach the Blue Raiders throughout their NIT run, according to 247 Sports. Davis has been with Middle Tennessee for the past...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk