Just call him Bobby Cremins.
After mentioning last week in this entry that:
Tom Herrion has been bought out at the College of Charleston. The College of Knowledge will probably make another run at Winthrop’s Greg Marshall. Marshall turned down the job about 4 or 5 years ago stating that he didn’t want to follow local legend, John Kresse. He doesn’t have that problem now.
We ran the news that Gregg Marshall has taken over at College of Charleston earlier in the week. But…he is not. Wow!!
Gregg Marshall’s eyes were red with emotion, his voice humbled after seemingly endless apologies to Winthrop and the College of Charleston.
That didn’t matter to Eagle fans, players and administrators Thursday, glad that their coach of the past eight seasons turned down his coaching mentor in Charleston to stay with Winthrop.
Marshall capped nearly two weeks of gut-wrench decisions and tugs of loyalty, giving up the job he accepted with the College of Charleston in a rousing introduction Wednesday. Marshall sounded ready to restore the NCAA tournament successes the Cougars had under his friend and old boss, coach John Kresse. Instead, Marshall followed the path of ex-Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins, who accepted the job at his alma mater South Carolina in 1993 before going back to the Yellow Jackets a few days later.