Well, you’ve got a friend in Mark Bradley. Although I have to laugh at some of his reasoning, like this:
Most every coach would say after his school commits to a nice series, but if we’ve learned anything about Smart, it’s that his words bear weight. He learned about messaging under Nick Saban, who doesn’t allow assistants to speak for the record during the regular season. (One program, one voice.) If we’ve learned anything else, it’s that Smart tends to think as Saban thinks, and King Crimson is on record as loathing lousy games.
Yeah, that Nick Saban messaging is a potent force alright. If it weren’t for ol’ Nick harping on it, we never would have gotten that nine-game conference schedule… oh, wait.
Then there’s this:
Weiszer reported that Georgia and Florida would forfeit $2.6 million for each home-and-home, but let’s face it: These aren’t FBC schools that require guaranteed money to pay the light bill. They’d make do.
That sound you hear is Greg McGarity gagging. And I thought Mark knew Greg better than that.