One of the Georgia Sports Blog's favorite coaches is Mike Davis, and it looks like he's set to become the next basketball coach of the UAB Blazers.
The developing story is here and here and here.
Davis grew up 100 miles from UAB's campus. He looks pretty young, but did you know that he was in the fourth grade before he sat in his first desegregated classroom in Fayette, Alabama? That's got nothing to do with nothing, but just something that I know.
Congrats to a good guy.
He's a great fit for UAB because he can focus on his strengths which are recruiting and coaching at a pretty solid level. He's not Bobby Knight, Coach K or John Wooden, but you don't have to be those guys to win big in Conference USA. At UAB, he can also de-emphasize some of his weaknesses such as his uneasiness in the public eye and penchant for saying the wrong thing.
If you say the wrong thing at UAB, it blows over pretty quick. Stick your foot in your mouth at IU, and it's there for months.
Honestly, I think Mike Anderson, former UAB coach, and Mike Davis are both better coaches than ours. Not that you asked.