The bus ride home from VMI is never short. The trip from Lexington, Va., to The Citadel campus is even longer when you are packing two losses.
But for Citadel guard Ashton Moore, Sunday’s bus ride home must have stretched on forever. Moore, who missed 19 of 21 shots in two losses at the All-Military Classic, studied all 21 of those shots on video during the trip home, with his coaches providing lecture notes.
Ben Dupree arrived at the gates of The Citadel four years ago wearing a pair of flip-flops.
“I was clueless as to what was about to happen,” the Bulldogs’ senior quarterback recalls. “The flip-flops were a bad idea. I had to march around that first day, and they hadn’t given us our shoes yet. I had to march around in flip-flops and try to keep from falling.”
Welcome to the SoConversation, featuring The Citadel beat writer Jeff Hartsell of the Charleston Post and Courier, Elon beat writer Adam Smith of the Burlington Times-News and UTC beat writer John Frierson of the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Last week’s SoCon schedule was a light one with only three games, but it sure came heavy on the drama. The Citadel rallied from a big first-half deficit to hand Samford its first loss in the league. Then Chattanooga delivered a big fourth quarter to defeat Appalachian State and vault into first place in the standings. In between, Furman edged Georgia Southern to become a possible factor in the stretch run.
What was your prevailing take from an eventful Week 10?