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Keno Davis made his mark quickly on the college basketball scene during his first season as a head coach in 2007-08.
Davis, after taking over for his father Tom at Drake, took the Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament with a 28-5 record.
Davis immediately bolted for Providence, where he ended up with a 46-50 record over three seasons.
Now, he is back at the mid-major level with Central Michigan.
But unlike at Drake, his previous mid-major job, Davis will have to do a lot more work with this team. At Drake, all of the main guys on the team were players he inherited from his father. At Central Michigan, he will need to get guys on his own.
The Chippewas lost three of their top four scorers from last season, one to graduation and two to transferring. Also, a couple of bench players will not be coming back.
Unlike at Drake, Davis will need to bring in some recruits that could take Central Michigan from the bottom of its conference towards the top.
But Davis has never really made his mark on the recruiting trail. Even with Big East ties at Providence, he only brought in one Top 100 recruit in his three seasons.
We'll see how this hire works out after a couple of years, but there are no overwhelming reasons for why Davis is the guy to turn Central Michigan into one of the better teams in the MAC.