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Podcast: Casey Alexander takes the reins at Belmont

Alexander joins the Coaches’ Show to talk about his new job.

NCAA Basketball: Lipscomb at Louisville Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

When Belmont’s Rick Byrd decided to retire after coaching for over 40 years and amassing more than 800 wins, he left massive shoes to fill. Casey Alexander was the logical choice to fill them. Aside from being an accomplished head coach himself, coming off three-straight 20-win seasons at Lipscomb and consecutive postseason appearances, he played for Byrd and was an assistant under him for nearly two decades.

Alexander has only had the Belmont job for a few weeks, but he joined the Mid-Major Madness Coaches’ Show to talk about what the experience has been like so far, the challenges he’s faced, and what fans can expect from the Bruins going forward.

In addition, we asked him to weigh in on the FBI scandal that has cast a dark cloud over the sport for the better part of two years. As trials drag on in New York, Alexander told us what he would like to see the NCAA do, both to punish those breaking the rules and to make it easier for coaches and players on the recruiting trail.

You can listen to the full discussion below. If you want the podcast sent directly to your phone whenever a new one is uploaded, be sure to subscribe. Consult our podcast listening guide for the best way to do that. If you’re so inclined (and you are, admit it), you can also rate us 5 stars and write a nice review.

Next Week: Bob Richey, Furman