Written for your enjoyment by: Raff
I'm writing this about an hour after I heard that Milan Brown has accepted the head coaching position at Holy Cross. In the meantime, I've talked to a few folks about the change. And I can't say that anybody is overly surprised that Milan is in fact headed out of Emmitsburg.
First off, if Milan Brown thinks it is a good move for himself, and his family, good for him - and best of luck. I hope the move pays off for him and gives him what he wants out of his career.
I just jumped over to Crossports and read their message board. They don't seem to excited by the move. And I'm being nice. Let's wait and see what Holy Cross alum Bill Simmons has to say on ESPN.com. But I don't think the Crusader fans have any idea what they are getting. Milan Brown is a great guy, who excites young men to play basketball for him and will represent Holy Cross well - just as he has at the Mount.
Still I'm a Mount fan, and I look at it as sort of a lateral move. At least as far as where the programs are. However, I think if you really examine the situation, you'll find that Holy Cross is a better place to build a program and therefore move onto a BCS type job. And I really think that is what Milan Brown wants. And I hope he gets there.
I'll keep you posted on anything I hear about the coaching staff - and who might be the replacement here. But the one thing I know right now, is that Mt. St. Mary's lost a great guy and a good coach. It's a happy day for Milan Brown, but a sad day for the Mount.