Originally Posted by KG215
Who's to say Pippen wouldn't have made a similar impact a mid-major/low-major D1 scchool? I know he didn't lead UCA to an NAIA national championship or anything, but I'm sure he would have had a pretty big impact on a lot of D1 schools.
He might have. He didn't. And there's no way to be sure what his impact would have been.
Both guys were great walk-ons. But one did it at the D1 level, the other didn't. So one accomplished what he did against superior competition. That alone makes him a more significant walk-on.
And making Navy a big time D1 team is tougher than making UCA a big time NAIA team imo.