I’m not exactly sure who to blame for the phenomenon of coaches wearing blazers in an objectionable school color when a big game comes around. I first remember it happening with Bruce Weber in the 2005 National Championship. Weber sported a garish orange blazer. He could have worn a navy blazer, seeing how navy’s one of Illinois’ colors. Nope, he went for what hurt my eyes. Bruce Pearl runs a similar trick. I must be fair, though. I just hate Volunteer Orange.
Last night, Oliver Purnell broke out his coat. A couple of planes also tried to land on the court at Littlejohn.
There’s got to be a better way. There just has to be. Can’t you just say “it’s a big game” without wearing something you wouldn’t put on otherwise. Ugh.