Sports Network Big East Preview: Keno a “Fall Guy”, Vincent Coleman Top Returning Player

dave@friarblog —  November 4th, 2011 2:25 PM —  Comments
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So the Sports Network posted up their Big East “preview” today. It’s hard to tell if they don’t know what they are talking about in general, or just didn’t pay any particular attention to Providence over the past several years. If anyone is looking for a good Friday laugh, there is this little game in the Friars Preview

Head coach Keno Davis was made the fall guy and after his dismissal the Friars brought in Ed Cooley, who had recently finished five years with the Fairfield Stags not too far down the road

Sorry if you were happen to be drinking a beverage as you were reading those words, as surely the contents of said beverage are all over your screen and keyboard.

MADE THE FALL GUY.

Oh I’m sorry, so whose fault was it exactly that the team was run directly and repeatedly into the ground? It was those damn voices in his head! I honestly don’t even have any other words other than pure laughter for this one. If that’s what someone thinks happened to this team it’s pretty hard to take the rest of the article seriously.

Oh and there’s this:

Sticking around are Vincent Coleman (13.7 ppg) and Gerard Coleman (10.3 ppg), but without a major senior presence this group is again bound to struggle

The Coleman brothers! As @raphellej replied to me on Twitter. “Does this Vincent Coleman throw firecrackers out of moving cars like the Mets’ one did? He’d be a character concern.”

Because that’s exactly what the team needs right now.

Anyways, here is the full “preview”

College Basketball Preview – Big East Conference

The Friars cleaned up during the early, non-conference portion of their 2010-11 schedule, starting the season an impressive 9-1 and 11-2 before the kickoff of the Big East slate. Providence may have fooled a few people by showing so much success against the likes of Morgan State, Prairie View A&M and Sacred Heart, but the rest of the Big East knew better and called the Friars on it. What transpired was a disappointing 4-14 league effort and a spot near the bottom of the conference standings. Head coach Keno Davis was made the fall guy and after his dismissal the Friars brought in Ed Cooley, who had recently finished five years with the Fairfield Stags not too far down the road. A fiery competitor, Cooley is expected to promote a little more energy from his players as they try desperately to get off on the right foot. Unfortunately, the new regime begins only after Marshon Brooks, the Big East scoring champion (24.6 ppg), has moved on and is supposed to be part of the NBA, if that league ever gets its act together. Sticking around are Vincent Coleman (13.7 ppg) and Gerard Coleman (10.3 ppg), but without a major senior presence this group is again bound to struggle. With Council having handed out a team-best 189 assists, most of which probably went to Brooks, he clearly can orchestrate the offense, but his 39.3 percent shooting from the floor is not an encouraging stat for those times when he can’t find an open teammate. Kadeem Batts, one of only two players to have started all 32 games last season, could be a three-point threat (47-of-152), but he too had issues from the floor overall at just 35.4 percent, the team near the bottom in the Big East with a collective 42.4 percent accuracy from the field.

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