I believe, strongly believe, Air Force and Denver should be playing against each other in basketball every season. For some reason, that isn’t happening.
I recently visited with Joe Scott at his DU office. Scott, of course, led Air Force to the 2004 NCAA Tournament, the highlight of a remarkable (borderline miraculous) revival of the program. He left following the season to coach at Princeton, his alma mater.
I’ll be posting highlights of the interview on the blog this week. Scott also offered advice to new Air Force coach Dave Pilipovich and talked about the future of former Colorado Springs Christian star Nate Engesser, who will play for DU next season.
Gazette: I think you should be playing Air Force every season.
Scott: I think you can say that, but I don’t think it’s just an Air Force-Denver thing. There’s only x amount of places where we can get in a bus and play somebody. We play csu. We play Wyoming. We used to play Northern Colorado. I still want to play Northern Colorado. I don’t know why we’re not.
I would play Air Force, but it’s not simple. What is our home and home standpoint? Do we need an away game? Everyone wants a home game. You know that. Who else are you playing?
Next: Scott offers advice for Air Force coach Dave Pilipovich.