Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Who's on First? What's on Second? Let's Eat!

Yesterday we had the MEAC Head Coaches meetings here in Winston-Salem, NC. We discussed the 2009 MEAC tournament, the conference schedule for the 2009-10 season, bench decorum, rule changes, new NCAA legislation and the Pre-Season All-Conference picks and team predictions. We also discussed the ESPN bracket buster, which, Morgan State will represent the conference this season. It's historic because it's the first time ever, that a MEAC team or HBCU (Historically Black College or University) will participate in the Bracket Buster. Marquise Kately was voted to the 1st team All-Conference while Reggie Holmes was voted to the 2nd team. This time last year we didn't have anyone on the pre-season teams. We are at least making progress. The league coaches and SID's voted Morgan State as the pre-season pick to win the conference. How that happened when we lost the Player of the year in the conference, the Defensive player of the year and our starting point guard, I don't know. But we'll take it as a sign of respect for the program. Now, while it's nice for your peers to recognize your potential and your hard work, you don't win games on paper! "We talking bout practice!" That's was my man Allen Iverson's famous quote for those that didn't get that!

We will stay with a sixteen conference game format which means that each team will play 8 home games and 8 away games. Each team has been randomly selected to play 4 teams once and 6 teams twice. Winston-Salem will not count in the conference standings. Don't ask me to explain that...

Anyway, we have the Kick off luncheon this afternoon, where they will announce the pre-season picks etc., we will grub and then break out about 2 p.m..

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