But really, I can't vote for Lansing as Coach of the Year...that's just a homer thing to do. That's voting with your heart, and not your brain.
There's several reasons why he probably does deserve it, but there's one thing that stands out in my mind that causes me (and some others that I've talk to) to not consider Lansing as COY and that's losing TWICE to EVANSVILLE with 18 point leads. If you're COY in the MVC and you lose 2X's to your most loathed rival, especially since that rival was supposed to finish 11th in a 10 league conference....you don't lose the 1st and you sure as hell don't lose the 2nd game.
Evansville lost everything last year....players transfered in droves, players quit...and what the heck was Simmons was supposed to have, NOTHING. If there's a COY in the MVC, and it pains me to say this as much as I hate Evansville, but COY in the MVC is Marty Simmons. Hands down...
Who's your MVC coach of the year? What's some of your reasons for and or against.