ESPN is trying to get creative in ways they show college basketball. Earlier this year during Michigan/Ohio State we saw a camera angle for an entire game that was supposed to make it seem like you were sitting in the front row. Instead you got a little nauseous and a lot of bad angles.
Well, tonight get ready for this one. They are introducing ‘backseat coaches’ featuring Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich. Rece Davis will call the game with Greenberg next to the Indiana bench and Dakich next to the Illinois bench. The two former coaches will be providing insight as to what the respective head coaches are doing and what they would do if they were in charge of Indiana and Illinois.
Personally, I’m excited for Greenberg to get inside of Tom Crean’s head and try to figure out what’s going on in there. I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunities for a caption contest tonight at 9:00 on ESPN.