A ‘Pretty Cool’ Slap in the Face

Miami coach Enrico Blasi threw out a one-liner today when talking about his relationship with Boston University coach Jack Parker, his counterpart in Saturday’s national championship game.

Blasi was talking about Parker’s legacy and how he takes time to initiate conversation with young coaches.

Then he added this:

“A few years ago in Florida, he slapped me in the face and caught me off guard. I’m like, ‘What was that for?’ He said, ‘Take a good look — this is you in 30 years.’ I thought that was pretty cool. And then today he was commenting on my gray hair.”