View Full Version : Comforting words from Few re: future plans

Zag 77
03-24-2009, 01:49 PM
I don't know when he said this, but I spotted this in reading down another thread linked to a Memphis board:

Spitzer's term as president ends in July, and Coach Ernie Kent is on the hot seat at the University of Oregon, which is Few's alma mater and is located about 15 miles from Few's childhood home of Creswell, Ore. Those factors have led to speculation that the time and circumstances are lining up for Few to make a move.

But Few dismisses the notion, and he cites his father's continuing commitment to his Presbyterian church in Creswell as one reason.

"Maybe it's something I get from my dad, who has been a minister at the same place for 51 years," he said. "I'm a servant. I need to serve these players and help them as much as I can. I gotta do that, and I gotta listen to my staff. Gonzaga's done a great job of keeping us happy. I don't think we think about all that other stuff that goes on."

Moving on wouldn't fit the style and culture he has built, either.

"He isn't moved by, 'This is how it's done, so we have to do it this way,' " Hertz said. "He's a unique bird, but he's brilliant with what he sees. And here's the other thing: He totally believes that this program is going to win a national title. He totally believed all this. It doesn't surprise him or shock him -- it's how he thinks

03-24-2009, 01:53 PM

From here, '77. But you're right -- Few's message deserves to be brought to the forefront.

03-24-2009, 01:53 PM
Great quote. It's from this (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/24/AR2009032401368.html) WashPost story, which is being discussed here (http://guboards.spokesmanreview.com/showthread.php?t=19838).