Oct. 15, 2009
On the implications of Thursday's travel situation
"We missed our connection in Atlanta, and we were planning on getting to Marshall and having a decent practice tonight. Well, that's out of the question now. We probably won't get to the hotel until 11. So there's been a change of plans. (The airline) actually split us into two groups and the second group isn't leaving here until 8. We just want to get to bed and then tomorrow, we'll scout and practice and then play a match at 7. We'll try and make the most out of it. What can you do?"
On Friday's opponent, the Marshall Thundering Herd
"They're having a pretty good year. They're only losses are to SMU and Tulsa, but both of those matches could have gone either way. They're probably one of the best teams in the conference right now. We have to prepare as best as we can and expect a very strong team."
On playing East Carolina on Sunday
"We're on the road so we have to be serious and take care of business no matter who we play. We've got to take it one match at a time, prepare for Marshall and we won't think about ECU until after that's over. We'll get there on Saturday and prepare for that match then."
On his team's ability to bounce back on Sunday after a tough loss to Southern Miss on Wednesday
"It was a good match, a good comeback after a loss. We practiced well this week and I expect us to play better and better as the season goes on. Our goal coming into the year was to get better with each match and be playing our best when we get to the conference tournament."
On the overall state of his team
"Things are coming together. We got a nice lift off the bench last week, and they gave us a little bit more depth and a little more room to come up with different strategies and line-ups. We now have the ability to play more people, so we should be good to go."
On the keys to a successful weekend
"Everybody needs to show up and we all need to play well. There's no room for errors that we were making in the past. Everyone has scouted us enough to know our strengths and our weaknesses. We need to show up, stick with the gameplan and execute it well. From now on, there won't be any room for mistakes."