UPDATE: Here's a photo of Smart taking a charge, via the March Madness Facebook page.
It's time to continue our ongoing effort to promote the awesome underdog story of Shaka Smart and his VCU Rams in the 2011 Final Four. In this edition, we're going to gush over Smart and his coaching staff taking charges and doing the hustle drill during the open practice on Friday.
Another reason to love VCU: coaches just did hustle drill, take charge, dive for loose ball, make leaping sideline save. Players go wild. Shaka included. Asst Mike Jones bleeding from elbow. He totally laid out for loose ball.
OOGA SHAKA! Here's a list of reasons why the other coaches in the Final Four would never do such a thin.
Brad Stevens: Too skinny. Would mess up his glasses. Too busy checking VCU's defensive efficiency.
John Calipari: Too worried about his hair. Would rather pay a stunt double to do it, and then plot out a defense when someone argues its an NCAA violation.
Jim Calhoun: I could make a joke here, but I'm not sure it would be tasteful. So let's just say it would never happen.