I had the distinct pleasure of meeting new South Carolina head basketball coach Frank Martin at the Atlanta Gamecock Club meeting tonight. While he was as pleasant and engaging as I had heard, he wasn’t as tall as I thought.
Maybe his wide-shouldered three-button suits threw me off.
Or maybe his voice wasn’t as tall as it sounded. I’m not sure.
But I fully expected to meet a 7′ 6″ giant of a man who could wrap his hand around my head like a small cantaloupe (only if he wanted to, of course).
Instead here was this guy who measured in at maybe…MAYBE…6′ 2″.
I feel deceived, and my hopes for the future of Carolina basketball are just a little less as I lay me down to sleep tonight.