Ole Miss Coach Clarifies "Respect the Flag and Anthem" Comments

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Article by David Potter at oxfordeagle.com.  The question is, why mention the flag and anthem to begin with? It was not relevant to the task  at hand–providing the team vision as the incoming head coach.  

Hitting on everything from his Mississippi roots to his ultimate vision for the program, Kermit Davis had a lot to say when he was formally introduced as Ole Miss’ men’s basketball coach Monday at The Pavilion.

One of his comments didn’t come without some controversy.

Describing what the program will look like under his guidance, Davis said Ole Miss will be “relentless, athletic and explosive. A team that you’re going to have to play on and on and on to beat. It’s going to be a team that’s going to be unselfish. We’re going to play fast and smart in transition. We’re going to try to get easy baskets. We’re going to try to play with great body language.”

Davis then added, “We’re going to be a team that respects the flag and the national anthem.”

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