So apparently Dabo Swinney and my dad beat Urban Meyer and David Shaw in 2 on 2 basketball today in Costa Rica 😂😂
— Rhett Rodriguez (@rhett_rod) February 15, 2017
Rich Rodriguez had to go to Costa Rica to get his first W over Ohio State, but it was in basketball and Urban Meyer was obviously hampered by the whitest black coach teammate in the history of pickup basketball.
Rich Rodriguez is now 1-3 vs. the Buckeyes.
What were Dabo, Rich Rod, Urbs and David Shaw doing in Costa Rica on Valentine’s Day? These coaches go on junkets every year where they’re wined and dined. They’re paid a fee. They probably sit through a few seminars, hear some pitches, whatever. Then in the afternoon they hit the pool, the ocean and the basketball court.
Here’s how I figure this game went:
Dabo: Wiry, slasher type who gets super competitive about getting to the basket to get the other team in foul trouble; he’s a prolific foul shooter; strong mid-range game that draws defenders away from the basket
Rich Rod: Strong inside dad game; rebounds well; too much for Urbs to handle on the block
Urbs: Dad game; 3-point range, but it’s a dad three-point shot, not much lift, flat, prone to shooting slumps
David Shaw: Former WR; thinks he can still be a high-flyer; slasher-type; prefers the face-up game
Total mismatch here. Zero inside game for Urbs and Shaw. The shots weren’t falling from outside and Dabo’s feeling it right now. He’s on a heater and Rich Rod is just happy to ride coattails to his first victory over the Buckeyes. Rich Rod got a couple of token baskets to take a little pressure off Dabo.