For Ole Miss' Mike Bianco, A College World Series Win Just Means More

Jun 29, 2022 112

BY: Cole Thompson

He shouldn't be here. No, really, Mike Bianco shouldn't be at Charles Schwab Field Saturday night at the College World Series. At least not as the manager for Ole Miss. If fans of the Rebels (40-23) can take anything away from Bianco's last year, it's expecting the unexpected. For 22 seasons, Bianco has commanded the respect of those in the SEC as the longest-tenured manager.

Most of his staff has stuck around through the journey with him. Carl Lafferty, Ole Miss' recruiting coordinator, has spent the past 15 seasons under Bianco. Hitting coach Mike Clement has been in Oxford since 2014. And while the Rebels will have a shot to win their first national title against Oklahoma (45-22), Bianco really shouldn't be here. 

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SOURCE: https://www.si.com

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