Voices of the Big East: Volume VIPosted by Patrick Prendergast on January 31st, 2012
Voices of the Big East is an ongoing feature intended to capture the essence of the conference through the words of those involved and those impacted. This will come in the form of quotes, tweets, videos and anything else we feel like sticking in here. It’s perfect for you multitasking short attention-spanners. If you find something you think is a candidate for this feature send it to us and we might even give you credit!
Pirate’s Life for Pope
“You know how some people say they love their school? Well, Seton Hall saved my life.”
-Seton Hall senior Herb Pope, who has survived two brushes with death, the second of which occurred in Seton Hall’s athletic facilities where medical staff immediately performed CPR and utilized defibrillators to keep him alive.
“Game situations. We’re just better because we’re sharper and we’ve done it a a lot”
“We got the look. We got the look, man. We’re so mentally tough.”
-Notre Dame Head Coach Mike Brey after the Fighting Irish’s victory over Connecticut on Saturday. OK, it’s really the video we wanted to show you but no embed code to be found, so CLICK HERE for a link to the video. There’s no truth to the rumor Brian Kelly is looking to Brey for some O-Line help after he (sort of) pancaked that white board.
Definitely No Points Being Scored
This comment by Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim presumably was directed at his team but it sure did not come off as appreciative of the Carrier Dome faithful.
We Prefer to Let Our Dunking do the Dunking
Sometimes actions just speak louder than words….
If This Happens, You Probably Don’t Win
“They played well and we sucked.”
-West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins, after his team apparently sucked (This was after the St. John’s game and not Monday night’s home loss to Pittsburgh so look for more Huggins material in the next edition of ‘Voices’).
The Big East’s critics will tell you the league is not as strong this year due to its lack of elite teams, but its coaches will tell you to look down and see some cream rising.
“Top to bottom (the BIG EAST) proved how strong it is. The scores just last night show how many things can happen.”
-Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon after last Wednesday’s conference upsets.
“Teams that have been on the bottom are substantially better. There have been some great coaching hires.”
-A more diplomatic Bob Huggins.