Nov. 29, 2008
On the team's performance in Saturday's scrimmage
"Today's scrimmage was purposeful conclusion to this week's training and preparation for the NCAA tournament. It was a good way for the team to get back in the groove of competing because we did not want to go for a full 10 day period without competing."
On what the staff wanted to get out of today's scrimmage
"We wanted to test this bunch of players against lineups that highlighted different strengths. We moved Sinisaaround as the opposing teams' main offensive threat and the team was required to make adjustments to a very strong offensive options. You cannot replace the value of the experience these players get playing against a seasoned professional player who can simulate a variety of game situations."
On how playing against a bigger block helps the team prepare for the postseason
"We changed the block around so our setter could get practice making choices to put their hitters in the best possible position to score. Having both Sinisa and Blazen in the front at the same time requires our offensive to be firing pretty efficiently and it forces our hitters to find a way to get the ball around the block, something we need to be ready to do as we advance into postseason play. Visnja did the best job it it today and saw the greatest improvement as a result."
Overall thoughts on the eve of the NCAA Selection Show
"We will have an exciting event tomorrow night watching the selection show and seeing where our next step will be for this program in what has been an exhilarating year. The Athletics Department is hosting a dinner for the team and a watch party for the fans to join us for this great milestone in Tulane Volleyball history. We are looking forward to finding out our draw and continue our preparations for a great run in the tournament."