RICHMOND, Va. – In recent years, Drexel hasn’t had a great deal of success in the CAA Tournament. It’s led to Bruiser Flint being asked about it, and he’s responded almost like it’s a running joke to keep it light, as he tends to do. But now he has a team that is on the verge of doing more than just putting those questions behind them, as the Dragons knocked off two-time defending champion Old Dominion on Sunday to reach the championship game.
Asked about it last year, Bruiser found a light way to deal with it. He’s a pro at that, which is part of what makes him a great interview, but it’s understandable that he’d rather not answer such questions because the premise is flawed no matter the coach. Many surely remember when it was said that one coach after another, whether it be Jim Calhoun or Roy Williams, couldn’t win “the big one”, as if they weren’t validated until they got a Final Four or national title.