Team preview: Jacksonville

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 19, 2004, 6:09 PM ET
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COACH AND PROGRAM

After 36 years of stomping every sideline in the southeastern United States – and many more elsewhere – the only things retiring about Hugh Durham are his analogies.

The only man in NCAA history to be the all-time winningest coach at three different schools, Durham puts his own backspin on the bottom line. On summarizing the 2003-04 season, Jacksonville's director of athletics/men's basketball coach reached into his bag and pulled out this nine-iron: "If a guy is in the middle of the fairway, 150 yards out, knocks it up within 20 feet and three-putts, that's a bad bogey. If a guy knocks it in the water, brings it out and knocks it up to two feet and puts it in, that's a good bogey.


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