Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 7/8/13
Duke Blue Devils ruling Czar Coach K. and Notre Dame basketball coach Mike Brey are friends and colleagues; contemporaries if you will. Still it hasn’t stopped them from engaging in a miniature Holy War of words via a couple newspapers. They have a disagreement over Notre Dame’s decision to be just friends-with-benefits with the ACC; not actually commit to them. And one coach invoked the Pope and Catholicism into his argument. Can you guess which school’s coach did that?  h/t College Spun: The College Spun posting is a bit of a ******* piece; to both Coach K. and Mike Brey. To the league, and Duke and Notre Dame, which the site seems to cover a lot. Anyways, Lenn Robbins of the New York Post published a recent interview with Coach K. When asked what he thinks of Notre Dame joining the ACC, but not all the way, here was what Krzyzewski said: I think you can’t do something for one that you’re not willing to do for all in these type of situations. I would never have accepted personally them coming in and not being totally in. Why don’t Duke and North Carolina do something different in basketball? I mean it’s not right. I’m happy that they’re part of it I’m just not happy the way that they’re apart of it. They add value but, just being old-fashioned, [if] we’re playing cards, we all get five cards. That’s why they were never a member of the Big Ten. Right, the Big Ten wasn’t going to put up with that half-in, half-out who-hah with Notre Dame like the ACC does. The Fighting Irish are a member for all sports except football and hockey. All the while scheduling five college football games a year against the ACC. Heck, they already have a couple rivalries with ACC opponents already: Boston College and Miami. Mike Brey responded to the criticism of Coach K. via the South Bend Tribune . “Isn’t Mike Catholic? We’re in this thing together, so let’s go. Business is business,” Brey is quoted. “Let’s really embrace this. It’s a great league. Give John Swofford credit. I just have to respond on behalf of my Irish, and the Pope.” Brey also stressed that his relationship with Krzyzewski is “Great. He’s a great friend. But it’s almost like, enough, man. We’re in.” Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net. (“Quasi-endorsed” by Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly) He’s also an author who contributes regularly to MSN, Fox Sports , Chicago Now, Walter Football.com and Yardbarker Banks has appeared on the History Channel, as well as ESPN and CBS radio all over the world. The NFL, NBA expert does a weekly spot for 95.7 The Fan. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@PaulMBanks), like him on Facebook The post Coach K and Mike Brey in Holy War of Words via Newspapers appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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