UNC Asheville coach Mike Morrell guest-hosted with Pat Ryan for Thursday’s WISE Guys show on WISE Sports Radio. So we got some coaching and roster-building insight for our NFL segment. (UNCA is really lucky to have Coach Morrell and women’s coach Brenda Kirkpatrick Brown on campus and in town. Both great coaches and great people.)
We discussed Cam Newton’s chances of catching on with another NFL team after the Carolina Panthers released him this week, the approach new coach Matt Rhule is taking with the roster, and how much the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might improve with Tom Brady.
There wasn’t time in the segment, and I doubt I’d have had the courage to bring this up anyway, but sometime last year, I pointed out Coach Morrell to my mother while we were each having breakfast at an Asheville diner. And I don’t think Mom heard a word I said after that because she just kept staring at the coach.
At one point, she muttered “He’s the coach? He looks so young.” But it’s been a while since I’ve seen her that enamored. Maybe since she first saw Oscar Isaac in a movie. Someday, maybe I’ll have the opportunity to introduce my mother to the coach.
Thanks to WISE Sports Radio for allowing me to post this on my site, along with Mars Hill University (which sponsors the stream), host Pat Ryan, and D.C. Creasman Jewelers for sponsoring my NFL segment.