Thank you, Mr. Wiedmer, for recognizing your error, owning up to your culpability, and apologizing to Coach McKillop.
Thank you also to the Moc fans who responded with positive comments in defense of Coach McKillop. Good luck the rest of the way, and I hope some of you can join us at Belk Arena on February 4. Go Cats!
I am a Davidson alum, and I am very disturbed by this attack on someone I know well, and know to be a gentleman. I have listened to many of Bob McKillop's post-game interviews and press conferences, and I have never heard him say anything critical of another coach. Because of my knowledge of Bob's character, my first reaction to Mr. Wiedmer's column was that he had either misquoted Coach McKillop or taken something out of context. I therefore went to the MocVision web site and watched McKillop's post-game comments for myself. I invite all of you to do likewise.
Here is the exact quote, starting at the 1:17 mark: "I thought their doubling of the post was very,very effective. Very smart, very good strategy, and tactically, not ONLY WAS IT smart, but very well executed."
Forsaking his usual courtside voice, McKillop was speaking softly, and the "only was it" may not be at first very clear, but listen to it several times. That is what he said.
I hope you will also listen to the entire interview. McKillop is very complimentary of John Shulman, the Mocs team, Keegan Bell in particular, and the "Chattanooger" crowd (he's from Long Island).
The Davidson-Chattanooga basketball rivalry has always been one of my favorites. Moc teams have represented the school well, and Coach Shulman is a classy, gracious, and funny guy. I hate to see the kind of venom shown in several of the preceding commments, especially when they are sparked by a misquote.