I remember begging Tom Seeley, who was the managing editor of FOXSports.com at the time, for a chance.
It was about six years ago. I was the national recruiting analyst with Scout.com, working alongside Dave Telep, but had always wanted to cover college basketball – and figured this was my best opportunity since FOX had just bought Scout.com.
Seeley gave me the opportunity to write a column a week that first year in 2005, then I somehow persuaded him to allow me to do both jobs for the next few years – covering both recruiting and college hoops full-time.
Now, after spending the past six years at FOXSports.com, I am moving on – to join CBSSports.com and work with who I consider the elite college basketball writer around, Gary Parrish.
This space will be no more one week from today, then I’ll take a couple weeks to recharge (pray for some much-needed sun in the Boston area) and get started at CBS on Monday, June 6.
It’s bittersweet because of the opportunity Seeley and FOXSports.com afforded to me what seems like an eternity ago. I’ve had terrific editors over the years who have trusted me and also given me the support to do what I needed – and wanted.