Xavier coach makes Bill Belichick his Twitter avatar after lost bet

Monday October 6th, 2014

Xavier head basketball coach Chris Mack grew up in Cincinnati and is a big fan of the Bengals, while his graduate assistant, Joe Sullivan, cheers for the New England Patriots.

They made a Twitter bet before their favorite teams met Sunday night, and after the Patriots 43-17 victory, Mack has a new avatar for the next week in the form of coach Bill Belichick.

It all started with some friendly trash talk between Mack and Sullivan.

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But now Mack is dealing with the consequences.

Brendan Maloy

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