Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Good call NSU

This is getting repetitive to say, but in a good way.

Greg Burke hit the nail on the head with his hiring/promotion of J.P. Davis to the head baseball coaching position at Northwestern State.

While talking with Burke on Tuesday, he related the story of when he called Davis to officially offer the job. Burke told me Davis' first words to him, after accepting the position, were "Let's get to work."

It probably isn't going out on a limb to say Davis will be successful as a head coach at NSU. He worked under the previous two -- John Cohen and Mitch Gaspard -- and we all saw what those two did with the perennial SLC power in Natchitoches.

Davis is an attention-to-detail kind of coach and, given what mid-major baseball coaches have to go through off the field, that is exactly the kind of coach who can succeed at an NSU or a Louisiana Tech or a Louisiana-Lafayette.

Mark Davis' hire down as just another in a long line of smart moves by Greg Burke.


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