View Full Version : Calipari's take on Zags vs Zips

03-16-2009, 09:58 AM
Nothing we haven't heard before, yet still entertaining to hear Coach Calipari give a brief rundown of our 1st Round match-up.

My favorite from Cal, "Akron will give Gonzaga a game.......for awhile at least.";)

#4 Gonzaga vs. #13 Akron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ttk9TYqO6k)

03-16-2009, 10:04 AM
Good find. Calipari is a great coach, and a very smart one. He makes it sound like the halftime score could be close, but watch out after that. Hopefully, GU can stun the Zips early the way we stunned Santa Clara and St. Mary's in the WCC Tournament.

03-16-2009, 10:29 AM
For some reason, Zagco still associates the Zips with Gerry Faust.

03-16-2009, 10:53 AM
He makes it sound like the halftime score could be close, but watch out after that.

Uber was thinking more along the lines that he thinks it may be close up until the first TV timeout, but watch out after that!

03-16-2009, 11:12 AM
I really appreciate that Coach Cal reminds folks that Memphis played really well when they stomped us. He told Few when they shook hands after the game "that is the best we can play."
He seems to try to take the sting out of that thrashing. Whether or not it is true, I think that is the sign of a good winner. And, when you win as much as Memphis does, you can afford to be considerate. I hope Gonzaga fans, in our team's dominance of the WCC, remember to be humble.

03-16-2009, 12:24 PM
I try to reserve judgment on coaches, players, etc. until I've seen quite a bit about them and watched their interactions. I'm still holding out on a final call Calipari, but he's definitely growing on me.

I also liked the way he addressed the questions about their seeding in the tournament, in that they've played well with what the committee has given them in the past, and they expect they'll play well again. He seems to be politely (or humbly?) honest, a combination of tact and truth that many lack.