Updated: Apr 3
The date is 4/1/2022 and as an LSU Tiger basketball fan, who just went through a March full of sadness I only have one question to ask: Who will be the next head basketball coach for the Louisiana State University fighting tigers?
Well I recently found out that the answer to that question, the name of the new LSU head basketball coach is Matt McMahon. After hearing about the former head coach from Murray State I found out that Matt "The Nature Boy" McMahon might just be the most perfect fit for the fighting tigers of LSU.
So with that being said, LSU Tiger basketball fans can I get a good ole fashion Ric Flair WOO!! for Louisiana's next head basketball coach, Matt McMahon.
Here is a brief rundown on Louisiana's favorite Ric Flair impressionist and former Murray State head coach:
Mr. Matt McMahon took the Murray State Racers to a 31-3 record and a win in the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. The 2021 Murray State Racers and Matt McMahon were bounced in the second round of the March Madness tournament by none other than the cinderella story of the dance, the Saint Peter Peacocks.
Mr. McMahon seems like he can do multiple impression well as he has turned popular TV show "Key and Peele" into reality at his introduction press conference.
Mr. McMahon will have his hands full coming into Baton Rouge, with a squad that has just been recently disassembled by way of the NCAA transfer portal.
Speaking of the NCAA, the LSU Tigers lost their former head coach and General, Will Wade due to a multi-year NCAA investigation that found wiretaps of the former head coach paying recruits to come to LSU. After losing the General the Tigers fell to the 11th seeded Iowa State in the first round of March Madness tournament.
Since being bounced in the first round of this year's tournament the entire LSU Tigers basketball team has left the program. I believe it may be time for a certified "Star" to save the LSU Fighting Tigers Basketball team.
Now speaking on the LSU Tiger Basketball fans going into the 2022 season, it's hard not to sit down and reminisce how good us Tiger fans have had it over the last couple decades. LSU has had plenty of big time athletes come through the storied program. A basketball program that has not been this short-handed when it comes to star power at one time in a long time.
This Louisiana State University basketball program has seen a couple of Hall of Famers , Shaquille O'Neal and Pete Maravich, dawn the purple and gold.
(picture from NCAA.com)
The town of Baton Rouge, Louisiana has in the past also welcomed the likes of the man from the land down under and possibly greatest all-star and rookie of the year award winner of all-time, Ben Simmons.
In the past, Tiger fans have also seen a ton of inspirational stories on the basketball court. Tiger fans have also seen the founders of Walk-On's, Brandon Landry and Jack Warner run the plays up and down the basketball court before ultimately running the food industry with the creation of the famous Louisiana restaurant.
(picture from Walk-Ons.com)
Many Tiger fans have also had the pleasure of watching the run that Big 3 legend and World Champion , Glenn "Big Baby" Davis made at his time at the University.
Many people, in and around the great state of Louisiana have been discussing all week about, Who will be the next absolute big time player coming to Baton Rouge to help the Tigers compete for their first ever National Title?
Well today, April 1st 2022, Tiger fans may have found their answer in a man that played his undergrad basketball at the University of Tampa. He comes by way of the Sunshine State Conference all the way in Tampa, Florida and will be playing his graduate school ball in the South Eastern Conference. He comes into Baton Rouge with a better free throw percentage than the Legendary LSU Basketball Star Shaquille O'Neal. He's the only man in NCAA History to hit a backwards shot from the free throw line in a (DII vs D1 Showdown).
(Video via Instagram @barstoolusf)
He is one of the greatest Kazakhstan born athletes to ever grace a college basketball court. Now entering the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, standing in at 5'9 by way of the NCAA Transfer Portal, number 49
drum roll please for the savior of LSU Basketball:
ME!!! Tate "Tatertot" Gebhart
(Breaking News: Tatertot to continue storied collegiate career. Will play 5th year of College Basketball at Louisiana State University!! (4/1/2022) Source: OneTeamOnePodcast.com )
I have a total of 3 points on a college basketball court. I have been told I am a strong contender to come off the bench and then work my way into the starting rotation if I can keep making shots like this against big defensive centers like in the video down below:
(Video via IG/@tampatatertot)
I have seen multiple scouting reports out of Tampa saying I can also shoot from the logo with crisp and clean precision. Proof in the video down below:
I can't wait to get to Louisiana State University in the summer and start the journey of bringing LSU their first National Championship. Geaux Tigers and....................