Mar 13, 2018|
Trey, Chris Canty and Dan Dakich talk with Marty Smith who is touring the country for the NCAA Tournament and then talk with Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright and more.
The guys talk about the MNF game and wonder if this uptick in defense will remain before talking CFB with Paul Finebaum and all things NBA with ESPN NBA Analyst Doris Burke.
The guys talk with 10-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas before speaking with potential Defensive Rookie of The Year Darius Leonard of the Colts about his fantastic season & more.
The guys talk with Paul Finebaum about the Heisman and upcoming CFP before talking NBA with Doris Burke and more.
The guys talk with ESPN NFL Analyst Ryan Clark about the Seahawks/Vikings before going through their NFL Superlatives for the weekend and more.
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And the Villanova will also have vote that Broadway is in North Carolina so we got. Lots of things to get into but as we heard on the rejoin write their present about the rest insurance and phone guests on the show opens a performance on. You heard Marty Smith who's part of the America on that's going on right now he's traveling across the country. It's a Marty party whatever Marty is on the show and he joins us right now Marty where are you right now first and foremost. We need to know where are you in your marathon trek across America. Where to Starbucks in Morgantown, West Virginia teacher anyway go. It's bound to fuel load balls aren't as many it's elegant a bit of us that oversight and yes sir I just woke up a few minutes ago that have been a little sports center have no idea what I said no audio came out of my mouth that might have been a problem. But we're Starbucks now we're right if you look was Kathleen. And go see hug you Bayern boys over here. In mountaineer country all right so you're in West Virginia get set to go see Bob Huggins what has been the most interesting thing. About this drama so for for you what's that the ice skating because I gotta say the four was pretty strong if that was your first time on skates. Under criminal skates in my life I mean it's the first time I've ever ice skated and I didn't know hell's gonna go but. Managed to learn some what quickly. Jonathan wildly mile trek producer over here have been talking trash for. A week saying he's gonna beat me in a race because he's like. You know Katerina Witt or something spunk but a professional skater and I smoked in. Let's say seriously though the most instinct thing was beaten cal Perry I'd never met you ever had the opportunity to spin any time with him. And he did it fascinates me either way that that he operates in and has built such a tremendous program. By growing young men up so quickly I think we've talked about this once before. And he said to me that. After the selection show Sunday night is it Tuesday. Yes dude it's still days ago in after the selection so Sunday night. He said he got home and miracle was on the the miracle on ice movie was on. And he said he saw any saw all the looks in actor's eyes the players' eyes. And he was Lisa does the same exact looked at my kids have right now. After winning the SEC tournament championship and that is the magic that is why you do it. And I was just fun to chat with him. Enlightening interesting. And I can't wait to go over here West Virginia can't wait to go to Chapel Hill and Durham later today it's been some of those guys to. Marty of the Tim stop Jamaica on this trip whose team that you would choose to win at all. Oh who the team in stops on making on this trip. The team I would choose to win at all well and have a sheet and all of those filled out a bracket yesterday and I picks party where we're not going to East Lansing. And I got them being Carolina so I guess I'll have to go to Carolina. Because a lot of them in the final against a coach Izzo in the boys you know it's funny on his trip. We have. We gotten so got you guys know now you salted the rejoin the intro Bobble mater rep for university were in retirement. And Mike Jones a head coach stayed out. We we went into his hotel room at 2 o'clock in the morning and hung out with him while he was what you take. So people over that they're taking care of us on this insane thousand mile run. California Bradford don't we win and we got. I got a Mano value Brooklyn and night and did that at. If that happens to be the first tournament win in school history. So it's a really big deal and all that I didn't know this coach Jones enlighten me that it would be the 43 win for the program which would be a school record. I did not know that also learned something else today in which was very embarrassed I did not know this out so. With the bent OK let me limited to I guess what this band please do okay. It's a Nick Saban. Signature series Mercedes billions spread to remain. Look at our stride to coach Saban. We did not put his picture on the wall boys his picture was already on the wall autograph with a roll tide and a thumbs up and a whole thing. So we got an oatmeal cookie. We got a bag or Redman. And we got a Coke cola so the coach Saban can have all the rations in this Joseph blue shrine we have made for coach say. Now. And runner Adam where will the check engine light came on where was it Dayton somewhere near Dayton Ohio. So we'd stop at the stopped at a dual shot you guys understand how the beast works when it's time to do allow shut you do allowed shot. So that a lot shot at rest stop. Apple even though well yeah yeah okay so it appears that some had thought so if Natasha out of the rest stop. Yet. Boys are quite know much culture. While at the rest stop. John Anderson tells me he asked a question that was the first scholarship athlete in Radford University history. Worked as sports information rapper Russian known decided not it was Steve Robinson Roy Williams's. Up assistant at the University of North Carolina there you go there's your tribute for the morning. There there you have I'm impressed and not go idea gold do we go present about 100 flowers dot com surprise or friend or loved one today with a bouquet from one in hundred flowers dot com. When you order a dozen multicolored roses for only 2999. You get a dozen roses absolutely free. Good wanted to flowers dot com slash ESPN and Marty you deserve about seven bouquets for the war Q putting in on this trip. I gotta say the thing that most impresses me and talking with you about this is a little little nuggets of information I'm learning. About Marty Smith first of all. But the first skating reference to drop was Catalina vet who was big in the eighties Olympics a first look at that. Kudos to Marty for knowing his in 1980 women's Olympic skating history. And then people might. Not a notice what he just did when talking about the Nick Saban the signature vanities in with the with all the little things in the picture. He dropped little Joseph boost dry suited other awards another little gem from Major League that people might not Bradford saw him get Marty. I feel like eighties where you're sports wheel house right now. Look look that fraught. Major League has the greatest one liners Major League in Napoleon Dynamite. The greatest one liners in the history of cinema. And we can't go on and on Tuesday released any terrorist or member any terrorist liberal road the reliever yes any hairs like a head the had to like. Don't fit his nose and you know he'd rub it on the ball and I'll let and he he took Joba is wrong I'd take Joseph booze rob it's like we take take coach save its Red Bryant. Gasoline that employs all of us to read about it so where you have that's where we're united necks on this sojourn that is captivated America or at least this year. Okay. Kelly you guys at least have my back at say I've never felt more awkward and ice skating in the Columbus in the Nationwide Arena anyway. Again so we're gonna go seek coach Huggins and the mountaineers here just a few minutes were right outside a campus now in Morgantown. Will leave Morgantown. Will head down to Charlottesville. Right. To seek the top seeded cavaliers. Will only Charlottesville and head down to Chapel Hill. To seek Coach Williams I think we're gonna hang out with the opiates and Nigel Barrett TT BD there will see how that goes. And then we're gonna seek coach K in the boys' golf from Durham and then how about this. So as soon as we see coach K and the boys off from Durham. This legit wiley and I head to the airport to fly out of Charlotte to drop to Augusta because we're doing a feature in the morning. With Tony theme now the PGA golfer who's preparing to play his first masters. In Augusta or my goodness that thought never stops bullets you've got a lot. Going on their Christie got a question Marty do yourself a favor and stop Bob Aberdeen bar when you go to shows the you can thank me later. Not there to pick it up stuff along the way it was the most okay benefiting that you grabbed so far. OK we have been picking up things along the way we got pets from Purdue and Kentucky as you all saw stole Cal's watts. Out of his office. A boy as a Redford gave me some new swagger. Will Wear a bar in Cincinnati in the middle of the night only have we got this to Wear a barge Cincinnati in the middle of the night. And we are they gave us like voting or something like where's the hood so we got ability and they give us a Cincinnati Reds T shirts and red of Cincinnati Reds T shirt I'm not sure what. But this is pretty cool the Ohio State Buckeyes gave us eight team hockey Jersey. Which was cool which I was gonna Wear while I was doing that ridiculous ice skating exhibition but. The Columbus Blue Jackets check it out they get the amount customs way with my name and my number on. How cool is that nine yes it's my number and yes some uncle Rico because I still Wear number about it nearly every rec league there is a can't help but. Never graduate boys but probably the biggest thing that we had again so when we stop the debt rest stop. I was gonna brush my teeth why not I mean it's 1:30 in the morning your brush your teeth. And unfortunately we had at that unfortunately we drop the tooth brush on the ground at the rest stop and he. And when you drop it to brush on the ground to rest up in just. Joked that just in total so we went to Mary our a front desk. And we got us a note to Bruce Speight. Emergency supplies are our ports and on the road there's no question about it. Marty we got let's go to reveal a six minute power nap for your next appearance on the turn it Shalit's marathon but real quickly you you became infamous. With that. So energetic enthusiastic response when rapper was. Got into the term that you said you almost drove off the road taking kids to the Toys 'R' Us. So the question then becomes. If radler advances to the let's say to the sweet sixteen how many hours will you spend in the Toys 'R' Us kids if they go that far. Well I better hurry to Toys 'R' Us is going to be extinct in about fifteen minutes they didn't that they've ever and when those games we gotta get there are very. I appreciate all the evidence this morning I'll go around his coffee now you take a U ballistic I can make this dockets were yet on this. Or go on the thought in my own face. I hope people most. All the boys on her. Marty always good good to talk with the immense steak steak stay as they await what scenario steady march to stay Marty Marty Marty Martel brawl on OS and tournament challenge may staying awake that there you go but to just be true to yourself Marty is Marty Smith joins us on goal can we go get part of turner challenged. Glad you Wear this again we're here on ESPN and ESPN radio the tote board tells us were closing in on. 6000120. Thousands brackets filled to gamble trying get that to forty million throughout the day. On. Used to date Katerina Witt not CID I don't Roger Goodell really real is that true that's true really really where you get that. I got stuff as about Cindy Adams that I got the good stuff swirling around you could find almost any megs or did that there's some verification there. Okay they're your just so you know I consider. Consider myself an NFL expert I feel pretty confident that I did not have any idea that that was true. I'm glad you with a son Gordon we go Chris Canty is here with a stand docket is here with us. Again we're part of a turn to challenge marathon keep going you can sign up to 25 brackets for the men's and women's tournaments. Well and also if you wanna be part of the golden window page on this go to war one and out of flowers dot com Twitter feed get in touch with us there and you'll find out how you can play. So lots to get to let's start what's trending right now. Coming up the ball loose talk about because we're in the legal tampering window which makes no sense whatsoever but that's what they decide to call it. And it looks like the Denver Broncos have said they're out of the Kirk cousins sweepstakes. Their landing with case Keenan he's assigned to be their quarterback according to our ESPN's out of chapter. Team expected to become the first of the high profile quarterbacks in the open market to agree to a deal. The Broncos as we said also considered Kirk cousins had some discussions with Teddy Bridgewater. Of course was teammates with Kim this past season with the Minnesota Vikings the Christie alike the move case kingdom for. The minister for the day. The Broncos alike to move the double Broncos had to give an upgrade at the quarterback position is all season Rok us Waller Paxton image Trevor Ximian those guys weren't gonna he'd done. And John Elway is trying to capitalize on having the championship caliber defense around I think the window for their defense is closing that's why there was urgency to get a quarterback in there. And with things looking like Kirk cousins is gonna decide between the vikings or the jets. The Broncos didn't wanna beat the team that stuck without a quarterback in this free agency period so they got chased him that's a good gift to them. I like you for case kingdom like if the case Camelot Mike Zimmer never liked case can I enemy played and played well form like the draft the plan but not allowed to keep him bright lights aren't always penetrate every time the game was over the guys are cornerback for now. And that was it that was umbrella of ours he's willing to go and again you look at the numbers case Keenan played. At a level very similar to Drew Brees last season Andrews. Looks like he could be at the open market as well but again. Everybody feels like that's gonna end up with a marriage in New Orleans and Drew Brees continuing. I will say this about the case Keenan thing if if you believe that he can be close to what he was a year ago. And saved twelve million dollars a. You can sense somewhere else. It might make a lot of sense not to make a lot of senate does make a lot of sense for the money please keep them is never going to be a volume passer but can give you 3500 yards passing twenty touchdowns and limit the turnovers. Absolutely he can do that based on what we saw last year I think that's probably where he's going to live in terms of production on the field. But the Denver Broncos they're gonna go anywhere going to be because their defense they just need offense to give him a little bit. I'll team to leave not there. Well they haven't they haven't got a guy they took I think in the Tony thirteen first round named Bradley Roby you know out of Ohio State Austin who is played a starter level for a war then we just wasn't to leave your good enough with Harris. And to leave and and Harrison and Roby there. You won't be as good as it'll be good enough and they have the pass rush still. I would Von Miller everybody else I think they'll be okay but your right to that point the probably both the Brock the gun. And Trevor Simien and in the limited time we subtract the litigious turned the ball over too much today if they can have the best thing about the Broncos in the scenario. If they can use that fifth pick on someone that can help them right away instead of reaching for a quarterback that may or may not develop as much as we love these guys the quarterly love those guys well they were starting not to love these of this is always the process with the draft. If you did the draft at the end of the season as opposed an April. What a different draft I had I it people start thinking about a paralysis by analysis but there's a guy that I really love for the Broncos. With a fifth overall pick you normally don't take your guard down by the Clinton Nelson Garnett a Notre Dame. He was tossing people off the right so maybe you go him with a fifth overall pick and you've guerra balls and Clinton Nelson on one side subtly that often devised a local. Left while like the case Kim knew right 'cause of frees you up to take the best player available whether it's quick Nelson a world's pass rush is coming out you the one totals players should be an impact kind of guy. As a rookie so that's which are looking for 'cause it's about winning a championship right now senator John Elway drafted a quarterback that's gonna have to take a couple of years to learn a process. That's a couple of years that you have the luxury of being afforded so a big it was a great move and didn't eastern for would you rather have. I think this is pretty simple I think the answer is yes you'd rather have cased human eighteen then Kirk 'cause at thirty yeah okay. If you're talking about just winning a championship just winning a super boy you go through New England all that kind of stuff is case keen on. Where or better than what Peyton Manning wise when they won and went. Hand war is that defense. Capable of being anywhere near what he wants to ask a question I don't go there those are two very good questions I don't think this defense. As it's currently constructed is anywhere near the 25 in defense was Cannata William Von Miller yet DeMarcus Ware. Do you had dead Danny to Bateman who's a leading tackler on the team yet had. Boss ward TJ ward who's playing at his best of this defense is not going to be accurate but I absolutely believe if case Keenan. Plays a way to Lester he's an upgrade from what Peyton Manning wasn't weightlifting he was nine touchdowns to look at is a balance yes I do not look and a defense here pay here and now you're looking at defense here. Little more toward the middle yet a little more toward the middle and I think that's what that they have to get consistency. They've had no consistency and often it's really the last to see that awful off and that's been the biggest. Probably order the thing is still a top five defense but again and actually come back to a turn over at 34 turnovers lashes you can't do that if you're gonna win in the NFL so they got a quarterback should be able to take care of the ball and their defense and create your position to score in opportunities for them off that 2015 defense needs to be thought of in the same vein as the 85 bears in the 2000 ravens though that's how good that defense was I will not cover. Ever think of anything with the 2000 or excuse me the 1985 bears that and the other two other rape and not doing pretty good. And the way the fifteen Broncos defense of the ball way out they were relentless I get it it's a different way it's because you're looking at it in a different metric now. But that Tony fifteen defense was really really good for the Denver Broncos probable finish up off the top with kids is important. Jorge may not be that important when free agent opens free agency opens on Wednesday. Again according to out of shaft or who knows all sees all and tells all forests and that's why we're doing for half hours. Well on on Wednesday for you it looks like Sammy Watkins is gonna sign with the Kansas City Chiefs. And the thing I find interesting here about the former rams and bills wide receiver Chris is that he's getting close to sixteen million dollars a year that's a whole lot of cash for. God I don't think the number one receiver if you look at his numbers from this pad 39 catches for 593 yards and eight touchdowns he's going to be second fiddle probably the third option. To Tyreke hill and Travis killed absolutely but this is all about making sure that they give Patrick a home starter and give him off to a great start and his campaign has the starting quarterback for the chiefs. Mean this team as expectations. They wanna be a playoff team this season and that's tough division AFC west so a lot of competition out there with the raiders Broncos and chargers so. They have to get another weapon on offense make it more explosive and give Patrick Holmes an opportunity to just our own run for. What what is Sammy Watkins risk and those health early but last year he was healthy Newington at you and what is she missing what what what. Why why isn't here number one received well the the biggest issue for me has been helped more than anything else and you know it was healthy he was healthy last year but then he got you went to a team where they they already were for a couple Robert Woods they had a couple of things in. You know it it just seemed like there were times when Jerry golf in the coaching staff felt more comfortable with some of the other receivers on the team. Yet you would disappear and are offered to look at games and say where Sammy Watkins and an eternal and a giant game and pops off the tapes so a decision he's had too many of the holes games where he's not consistent it's not physical. Now our ability lots of articles not a brilliant right up physical great ability but to me seems like a one trick pony he's at at the top off the defense got a guy in a few Kansas City you already have one of those players. Not make sense to have more opposite of Tyreke deal approved OK at roll covers to him all the time. But but still sixteen million dollars to Sammy Watkins. It's not mama that's the steep price to play. Any gamble find out how much of that as actual money as opposed to garbage money like the Richard Sherman deal fraud wasn't it wonderful to won your million dollar a minute at the end of today. You could say it's a three at 39 million dollar deal but most of that is gonna go away. That's the way it is and a lot of question eleven. Then you can target there but I media. Richard Sherman with tour to these injuries of me and this is this to be signed back quickly when you're on the open market. That's impresses it in and of itself and again lots more football news come in throughout the day and also tomorrow we have our big special for for a half hour in the afternoon on all the things you need to know about free agency but this is the tournament. Challenge marathon we get lots of stalking on college vast well including the best dressed men in college bass gold join us cluster Eagles that's next. 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Are closing in on six point two million brackets. A six lane one and 50000 ESPN college basketball analyst Jay goes joins us in studio given us the straight talk brought to buy straight to our wireless. That's phones best networks don't contracts for those of us not watching on ESPN and losing money is being radio jays shirk sums it up I got out of bed for this question mark. I think a lot of people are feeling the same wage. I don't know artillery now you'll look great is once in a new fresh as a daisy I've heard that before the thank you. So we by the way food and are no matter the larger number I don't know OJ is is what this board that were doubling down on jays though because we have Jay Millicent studio. We're delighted to be joined on the shelf until performs like by Villanueva said coach Jay Wright. Two attorneys with college coach of the year of course NCAA champion in 2016. They Jake congratulations are on the terminal where you guys are seated again a lot was made about the selection show. And how was presented as a coach waiting to see where you're his team would be what did you make of the way the selection show was presented this year. More guys. It was pretty cool are tired are you. Like getting all the teams out first of sure it is if you were team who has you know on the bubble your weight and to see. You do you have to wade is old. I didn't get looked so they you know who's been. And then you sit there and watched the bracket at those critical. Coach talked the talk about the development of Jalen Bronson over the years I mean the potential player of the year candidate what does he mean to this team. Are up to occur he. You just to consummate college basketball player you know he's. They kitty is a quarry floor leader he can post up shoot threes. He talked to strictly legal team in charges. He's a winner you know he's born. Championship or every some type of chip chip every year can really graduated in three years. We always say and Eric Haney he's the most mature guy and our program including me he he's more competitor. And more serious. Did anybody in our program and it in Tikrit they are entirety he's an incredible kid I think you'll give more blue and light hearted approach. This year. You guys won your tournament what what's the difference in going in to the NCAA tournament having one. As opposed to 2016 when he had DM is people say may be at the edge of having lost of organ in the term. Yeah you don't care what we lost that championship game in sixteen. To seek the whole of really close team. And get that at the buzzer and it'll you know all the coaches. You might you you must have done at duke it could at least I don't listen that you might. Picnic and that you're you're going to be hungry go to torment and I was still. Yes that we lost but all of the I added or removed but. I do think we had a certain. It kind of shocked us. In two. Them sinking in a we gotta we gotta stay focused on details. And that was a different scene that was rumored shorty. This team. We want it in a real close to him over card game I think it was strange shock factor you know that. The two previous games in the big east tournament you know we we won kind of hit delete but I think he gave it the same shock factor debt that you would we were. In a game was province where they had the ball with thirty seconds ago last possession we had to get the stopped eating did it over to our. So I think we have that ain't doing that. We're not that good you know we we can get beat by anybody would still got to practice hard and pay attention to details. This guy never listens to dock in Syria and I. Yeah and I'll blow your lives. You are that the YouTube but I just don't. They get a did you use today and putting into racked. Jay do. That's of a rock music as emotional emotional and there if it was just don't. It. It's always good entertainment you could build an orbiting with. Right no no no I didn't allow us I don't celebrate. They use your view your part of the bracket you saw a lot of toughness and their West Virginia including woods thing. Yeah indeed. It is I was. Racquet in the end I get it domestic or a little bit that way too. If we were reports are you guys are first round game I think Virginia Tech is a really tough teen. You go West Virginia. In that bracket who's really tough and physically get her doing that wreckage to really tough physical week. Team those kind of teams have done had given us great challenges in our league seat the whole province. That at the top physical pain so. A minute as you know it won't want to get into orbit and it's you're you're playing. I'm not asking did you not get that tough physical team you might get pucks are crazy up clicking what length to an electric Kentucky or something like that so. Your game greatly wherever you go. Performance line get the feeling of being rewarded with gold status at shell. Villanova coach Jay Wright again on the shell Pennzoil performance line. Being rewarded with gold says gel with the fuel rewards program download the fuel rewards app join and start saving five cents a gallon today. It's a cavalcade of JC we get to bill us on the set we get. Jay Wright on the phone we had Jay will in the studio earlier and and he made that he made the comet coach. That he thinks there potentially fourteen teams. That can win this term he sees this term a completely as anarchy how wide open as a number one seed do you see this field this year. Yeah I I agree I agree was jailed Matt more so than any other you can take them. Or. Couple years ago Kentucky at that scene that was that was undefeated and even some great change in the you know you always feel like it I interesting that you're good at. We won in sixteen output Candace. Was that kind of team that year would we met them in the Charlie is done in the can only speak any kind of felt like. As it is scorching but definitely you look at that that top seat you know even. You know Xavier is. You know lost a couple terms are complex weave into law a couple times our country conference. Virginia. It is. A style that's correct. Give them a chance to win every game would you would you play that well the sensibly. You'll. You're going to be in every single game. In either one you'll lose its program to award two pointer to do so I say that they deserve to be the favorite there are. We need to be a better defense team and we're getting there for us. For us to win it so big yet anybody if anybody can win missile probably more than ever. Go to this first weekend of the tournament your player pretty close to home just across state in Pittsburg how much do you anticipated being a home crowd for you guys. And I hope the locker are I think. You know Pittsburgh they're all big east terror we we clicker in the tore me a couple of years ago I kind of sell. There was. Got behind as we have a lot of alumni. In that area and obviously are no more people voted all the all the tickets they can get out there so I hope I hope we get a lot of people there. I think we will. But Q when you play in those first. Early rounds are so many teams there. And these these lit up the tickets it's weird because I remember one year we played in Philadelphia. We were once he would play a month that. And we got you know was home so we could crumble when they start to make a run at us. Everybody hopefully turn those that worked pretty underdog I don't like we're really met looked at it took over that vote that are all exactly tournament. Well I don't know coach look there's there's a lot of good Philadelphia love the draft and off the Eagles Super Bowl win the sixers have been great since they won the Super Bowl. The flyers have been playing great the depth the Phillies just signed Jake Gary had a similar there's a lot of positive mode Joseph since Eagles won at Sioux boy you gonna try keep it going. They have to live met hey I have never seen. A championship change as the city's attitude. We would most negatives fans so we grew we grew up. All the same clothes from the re through. Batteries that at a baseball players and now we're like job. It's it's like have become had everybody's happy all the time the order equals all. Everybody things are gonna win everything it it's pretty cool that people that incredible impact on this bit. Let's let that one line from boulder I love winning man it's like better than losing get a crack at us and hopefully that continues for you guys and Villanova Jay we appreciate you being with us they still the OG of all time coaching from that react in the Tony sixteen national championship game. The that's the walk off moment Bernie coach and a national Tippett a moment of all time thanks Jake. Growing cities to college hoops experts one. Rover sport ESPN's week's Davis energy bill this game boy of the ultimate tournament road trip does at this time. You're gay you don't like nor the time kids everything is wonderful about storytelling. And drama and sports and competition. We did you suffer but never been done before and make my mark with this is a long way from Kristen Blake there I had one day exactly five years ago. Reports today and Paul Pierce don't wanna pull off but it's not gonna put in the work more now got to be mentally and physically ready. 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You guys do whatever you want we're gonna go ahead we're gonna Waltz through this tournament we're gonna take down the nets were gonna hang the banner and that you wanna take it down you can do. Do you believe that's a huge motivating factor for this team. I think the us against the world thing is is a motivating factor for Arizona I don't believe that that anybody's thinking about it if you wanna take the battered on earth like that I don't think that even enters into it. But the other part of his what choice to they have. And and and I think one of the inching thinks about the tournament is you know you look at all these teams and and were breaking down what they can and can't do and here's what office they runners are analytics all out. We really have no idea how their their what their motivation it's. And our I always think back to a 2006 with with George Mason went Jim Larranaga was told his team. You know you're in Tel numb it it doesn't matter who we play it's how we play and and did he convince them that they were good enough to win. And who knows who knows how these guys are going into. You know I always think back on on how motivated we weren't in the time you play I mean you walk into one of these games your number one overall seed. And you walk in one of these games against teams you've never heard of and you may look animal bit on tape and your coaches tell you how good they are but it doesn't it doesn't resonate with you and then it's a noon game. And there's no you know there's of doled out there there's nobody there. And that's that's when you get beat you have that experience at duke went out in June that we have a story. We were the number one overall seed in 1986 and it was the second year the 64 team bracket. So you know raping your head around that size of the tournament not that it wasn't big with 48 or 54. But but when it was what 64 may have a lot of teams you're looking at these brackets did did didn't make sense. And so we played Mississippi Valley State. And we'd want your ice you know we'd won like 32 games at that time and we want appointed 37 that your as most ever in a single season and so. We're we're play in Mississippi Valley State liked what we had no idea who those guys work. Had very little tape that was back when when it was VHS tapes and notes doubling that so yet they get it through the mail and in go you don't try to find a struggle was real today we had very little very little idea what their work. And we got there they had their bunch of little guys they played five out and they ran us all over the place. And they were really good and and we were down in it for more if we didn't have Johnny Dawkins on our team we would have been the only. It's want to lose first one elusive sixty doc ins went crazy at the end of the game second half and we won and and we will it's not like it when it's close game to him but but we want. And in the locker room afterwards some of the Mississippi Valley State guys came in and and ask for autographs. While Edward don't you guys were kicking our moon has had a hamstring. And in Mississippi Valley State actually needed the money from the ideas for from that tournament appearance for further school. But it had their data coach's name was Lafayette struggling you or you were red shoes. At the game and one of their guys got drafted by the lakers having his name's Coleman a camera announcement along time but it. But it was really it was really neat experience after you won if you had lost it would have been a crushing experience so to suggest there with that how important is it for these players on the top seeded teams not to look ahead. What's really important but I mean you know with all we've all been there are if it's joke. You you'll say you say that but it did at three or had all the time is really hard and it's really hard when you're going into a game where you you know your better. Everybody else knows your better. And in convince yourself that hey we can still lose. That that's that's a hard thing to do. You know nothing is cry you mentioned crowd people think it's packed into solo no hole all we ran out played Missouri they they were changing sessions. As the first session went to lungs are but had to get out we can. Literally ran out there and there was nobody in the gym. Zero nobody. Because they were changed in nobody had communion. Odd thing manages an odd odd note Chris if you you've had this story where you look at you look across and the guy doesn't look like. The other guys you play go. None at all and and so in the new front and the test out there to do it. And it it's it's it takes you'll get through it sometimes when it gets your head is too late at ten seconds left we've got a seven seed make it the last five years as are ascendancy do you think you can make it this year. It's possible maybe Arkansas NM but I doubt it I don't see those he would some day they'll have problems here. Jaber we appreciate go back to bed coming up a basketball hall of Famer joins us.