The 3 questions I am most often asked in recent months:
The future of the BIG EAST? leadership,
leadership, leadership would be my answer.
The BIG EAST has become a collection of universities with
little in common. But its diversity could be its strength in the long run. We
will miss Syracuse because of their BIG EAST tradition. Pittsburgh has been
outstanding in basketball but the combination of Temple and Memphis will bring
great basketball to the conference. Now the $99,000 question… Who to hire as
BIG EAST Commissioner?
Here is what the commissioner must posses:
that Presidents and Athletic Directors will respect.
personality and creative thinker.
*A television background and a
total understanding of the diversity of its constituents.
*An ability to bring football into
the limelight .
Well Dave Gavitt’s vision could be carried out by one man
that has come to the necessary way of thinking towards the future. That man is
Jay Bilas. I would take a portion of the Syracuse and Pittsburgh money, give
him a 5 year contract and pay him 2 million per year. He has charisma, knows
T.V., has a legal background, outstanding presence, and a creative thinker. He
would be a grand slam.
How will the pressure be different this season?
Nothing changes except the fundamentals must continue to
improve. If the players stay humble, hungry, and healthy we will live up to our
potential. It’s imperative to enjoy the journey and let November be different
Who will start this year?
Never really thought with a running, pressing team that
matters. Peyton and Gorgui probably will start. Chane battles Montrezl. Kevin
Ware battles Russ and Luke. Luke battles Wayne. Angel battles three different
guys. Competition makes teams better. It should be fun each and every day of