America loves second chances. Even more so, America loves giving second chances to guys who happen to be either charming or got in trouble for doing things that we have all done our self. Well, Colorado State Rams coach, Larry Eustachy, happens to be both charming and got in some hot water for doing things you and I call, the weekend.
Eustachy might be best known, unfortunately, for his working the candle at both ends type of attitude while with the Iowa State Cyclones. The story of his redemption started when he showed up in photos with some co-eds and battled the demons that come from alcoholism. Fast forward a few years and another coaching stop, Eustachy has led Colorado State to the NCAA Tournament in his first year with the program.
Even successful redemption stories have their critics. You may remember the Wyoming Cowboys fanbase getting a little too excited to get on Eustachy about his battle with the bottle. Also, given that he has found the winning-formula again, questions started to surmount if he would take his talents to another program.
Fans of the Rams need not worry — as Eustachy told the Denver Post, “I’m completely happy at Colorado State. It’s my final job in college. We’re excited about next year.”
Granted, only media members have been curious about Eustachy’s comings and goings. Colorado State’s athletic director did state that no other universities were inquiring about employing college basketball’s
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Colorado State is set to face the Missouri Tigers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament later this week.
Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JosephNardone