The UConn women's basketball team has enjoyed an enormous amount of success under head coach Geno Auriemma. Under Auriemma's leadership, the Huskies have won 11 national championships and have finished the season with a perfect record four times. That astonishing level of success comes with a fair amount of coverage from sports outlets, specifically ESPN, who was accused by former Notre Dame head coach and current ACC Network analyst Muffet McGraw of having a UConn bias. Auriemma coldly responded to the former Notre Dame head coach's ESPN UConn bias accusation.
“I think the bias has something to do — if there is any — with the 11 national championships, which is a lot more than two,” Auriemma said on the “UConn WBB Coaches Show.” “At least I remember that on ‘Sesame Street.”
Ouch. Geno Auriemma didn't hold back with his response to former Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw's ESPN UConn bias accusation.
Auriemma brilliantly brought up the fact that the UConn women have taken home 11 national championships, which, as he stated, is a whole lot more than two, the total that Notre Dame won under McGraw's leadership.
The Huskies head coach even jokingly invoked Sesame Street, saying that he learned that 11 is more than two from the iconic kids show. What a response from Auriemma.
His cold retort came after McGraw said that ESPN's UConn coverage is “over-the-top.” While McGraw has a point, Auriemma does too in that the Huskies have enjoyed success, and thus, the product is well worth watching.
UConn women's basketball head coach Geno Auriemma ruthlessly responded to former Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw's ESPN UConn bias accusation. Chances are, she won't be commenting on the Huskies anymore.