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Uh oh, here we go with the March Madness controlled environment food complaints from NCAA head coaches. All it took was one lunch in Indianapolis. NCAA basketball reporter Matt Norlander tweeted just after lunch this afternoon that a head coach in the East Region isn’t pleased with his fish lunch. “Supposed to be fish,” the coach texted Norlander.
Some basketball observers believe it’s Nate Oats, the Alabama head coach, complaining about the fish meal because the person in the photo is wearing crimson track pants and seems to be the odds-on-favorite to be complaining here.
Meanwhile, VCU head coach Mike Rhoades checked in with Norlander to let him know he crushed his bubble meal. It’s something to keep an eye on, if it is Oats complaining about the food. Will the guy be a mental mess if his bubble lunch before the Iona game isn’t up to his standards?
By the way, that definitely looks like fish and maybe it’s just time for these guys to stop bitching and get a March Madness tournament in. Canceling the 2020 tournament cost the NCAA $800 million. Suck it up, eat the damn fish and have someone sneak some St. Elmo shrimp into your room.
I'm not staying this is Nate Oats I'm just saying it's a white guy wearing crimson track pants and Nate Oats is a white head coach in the east regional whose team has crimson as a school color. https://t.co/IJ6L88tsqX pic.twitter.com/kLox0xEf08
— UConn: It's Coming (@NoEscalators) March 15, 2021
Balanced reporting! VCU’s Mike Rhoades wants to share that "guys who coached in D3 love their March madness meals in Indy. You ever eat a pregame meal while driving a white van?"
(This feed will not continue to regularly report on the menu options at the NCAA Tournament.) pic.twitter.com/OqOvyM3MuG
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 15, 2021
Having looked at the HC list in the East and knowing Norlander, I have narrowed it down to three coaches and Nate Oats is the heavy favorite. https://t.co/vf8QyG3TKZ
— Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) March 15, 2021