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VCU men’s basketball Coach Shaka Smart was reportedly scheduled to meet Thursday with Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson, who was expected to offer Smart the same job with the Longhorns.

If that happens, Smart will have a difficult decision to make. Is it worth leaving a program he helped build for the chance to compete in the Big 12? Is it worth leaving a school where basketball is king for one where March is as much about spring football as the NCAA tournament?

Is it worth turning down free brisket, apple fritters and lap dances for a bump in salary?

With VCU (and Texas) fans on #ShakaWatch, Richmond business are making an effort to convince Smart to stay. Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue offered the brisket and apple fritters, while Richmond strip clubs Club Rouge and Pure Pleasure offered the lap dances. It would’ve been really weird if it was the other way around.

In a more wholesome effort to convince Smart to stay, VCU fans have planned a rally in the parking lot of the Siegel Center at 5:30 p.m.

Thanks to SB Nation for sharing.