Ed Cooley Introductory Press Conference: “We’re Gonna Stand On Top of (the Big East) One Day.” #pcbb

You may not recognize him since he has lost the equivalent to half a person since this press conference happened but you will recognize his incredible passion, emotion and fire. I guarantee this 8 minute video will give you chills.

2:11 mark – “Not only will we win here, not only do I believe we’re gonna win here, but we’re gonna win and we’re gonna win big.”

2:48 mark – “Make sure you have a ticket as we go through this journey…The writers that are here…we need you to have positive articles about our development. There’s gonna be some bumps in the road. That’s what it’s about. That’s why you enjoy the journey. If you sprint right to the top you can’t look behind you and see how far you’ve come. Let’s do this thing the right way, piece by piece, brick by brick. We want to become the most dominant, most physical, most disciplined team, not this year, not next year, every year. That’s who we want to become.”

4:26 mark – “Once we understand that this is a family, once we understand that this is a community, once we understand that we will absolutely set this place on fire and if you’re late, don’t come in. Don’t come in.”

5:25 mark – (to the players) “Make your free throws. Make sure we go to class. You will be the example. You will be the kings. You all will be somebody that young men would want to become. I wanted to be a Providence College Friar. I wasn’t good enough. One of my teammates was, Abdul Abdullah. I hope he’s in here. I think Abdul won a Big East Championship if I don’t stand correct. We don’t want one, we don’t want two, we don’t want three, as long as I’m here, I want em all. And that can start as easy as tomorrow, that can start today. You have to have a goal, have to have a vision. But you have to do that collectively. Players are everything to me.”

7:26 mark – “We’ll get this done. It’s not gonna be easy. We play in the toughest conference in the country. But we’re gonna stand on top of that conference one day. And if you believe it, you’ll see it. If you see it, you’ll do it. If you want to be part of it, make sure you go buy a season ticket. Thank you.”

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