Separated at birth? Abilene Christian coach has a striking resemblance to Will Muschamp
Abilene Christian coach Joe Golding had a career highlight late Saturday night when his team took down Texas in the NCAA Tournament to deliver one of the biggest upsets of the Big Dance thus far.
“We just beat the University of Texas. Little ol’ Abilene Christian out in West Texas built a program that went toe-to-toe with the University of Texas and it’s an incredible story,” Wildcats Golding said, per the Associated Press. “It’s what March is about.”
Abilene Christian now moves on to play UCLA on Monday evening.
But as Golding showed up on more and more TV screens, especially across the South, many wondered if he was somehow to related to Georgia defensive analyst and former South Carolina and Florida coach Will Muschamp.
Abilene Christian gave the Longhorns plenty of problems with its suffocating and frenetic defense, and became the second-highest upset by seeding in the Big Dance so far, as the 14th-seeded Wildcats stunned No. 3 seed Texas 53-52.
Earlier, there was 15th-seeded Oral Roberts and No. 13 seeds Ohio and North Texas to bring the most popular part of March, the double-digit seeded underdog grabbing the attention of America.
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Does Will Muschamp coach Abilene Christian?
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