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10/22 9a - Tarik Black, Andrew Wiggins & Travis Ford

Oct 22, 2013|

Bob & Josh are joined by KU basketball players Andrew Wiggins & Tarik Black live from Big12 Media Day & they talk with Oklahoma State Head Basketball Coach Travis Ford

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We're back out of here sprint center around 610 Sports Radio is Big 12 Conference basketball media day we'll talk throughout the the morning about them coaches players whoever the light it may be. It's time to talk to be commissioner of the Big 12 Conference Bob bulls -- here on sixteen and Sports Radio commissioner. This is good to see yet here it's great to be here great being Kansas City and at the sprint center and -- It's great to get started with basketball season you know this is we had a dinner last evening for our. Our coaches and so our TV partners and media friends from the area and you look around the room and really see. What an extraordinary group of people it goes six or coaches have taken teams to -- for. They've -- -- in the NCAA tournament so multiple times and if -- it's going to be a war there's find out about it I think what east and tells us we're not one of his media friends and. Not vote in tonight's dinner last night but what the -- -- I say Obama -- secure Cuba wasn't having sent invites to do whatever it was red and you have tried -- Hampshire we went ahead you're kind of a full year now this thing being commissioner what did you learn in your first years kind of -- in -- in Kansas City in the big twelve -- Well I I learned or relatives of the latter that Kansas city's great site for this tournament and dammit that people Kansas City really abrasive and I've thank. Everybody kind of flow. Wondered what impact the departure Missouri would have on -- of permanent. And the answer was not much courses -- -- coincidence. Of these thing was that -- Kansas State camps were both so were able to really good last year I mean that's certainly main difference but it. This community either really embraces term is excited about college basketball. And that's why we're here for media day and and I think yeah. You know we're we're highly competitive and everything we do. The fact is we were all disappointed that we didn't have a team play deeper in the -- last year we had been accustomed to have an teams play deeper and and it didn't happen. I think we'll be. We'll have a lot of teams that are that are good I think we'll have some teams that. That really distinguished themselves by the end of the year and you know I I think our brand of basketball product is exceedingly good. In in football. There are lots of lies on -- right now on. It remains to be seen if we have a team that can be competitive at the end of the year. At the very highest level ask operationally and and men's basketball women's basketball baseball football. Inspirational we want we want to win the national championship that's what so that's what do our. Our every day practices are abolished but so were we got some work to do to be at that low. Dallas hosts don't -- I think -- slots already. Beautiful or if only that were true it's I do think that we've got possibility -- a couple of teams that are there right there -- at the -- and these days you mentioned getting kind of everybody together we see the calendar. Real early this year's event any push back -- not starting basketball so soon. Well there's always the conversation about. What are. People our interest in watching basketball and November 1 football stolen full bloom you gave him the global season December and schools are still plan non conference games and so tomorrow a matchup so there are those who advocate that basketball season doesn't start after the -- the January. But. I'd really don't feel that way. We've -- about the process really try to create some. Tremendous matchups early in the year we've we've got some neutral site games. We've got some big home and home to our schools and of course we're starting -- These series with the SEC and so we we really feel like garner a strict schedule is going to be tremendous and they were. We're. Represent the conference room well I just think we've we've got some teams employ it -- mr. bubbles we will this year -- extent sports radio and in commissioner has the -- expansion. Kind of done we done with that need to get that. Well I -- I've been here I've been here 45 minutes or so nobody's asked me about expand -- that's a good sign but I mean it's not this with you which is overall landscape we and -- -- -- and we certainly has settled I think the five major conferences. Either have grants of rights that would make it very difficult to move frequently to another. Or -- -- Stability for other reasons mostly due media contracts. And I see him the new year ended term a relative com on on realignment. Now that's not to say that there. You know perhaps BYU finds home at some point timer somebody -- room. This on bill to convert sayers like when I think among the major conferences. -- you're gonna see you period of relative common life. Near to mid term I think. You know you talk about up to ten years and everybody's cool and still the big twelve because -- -- get a little bit bigger piece of the -- Well we feel great about it you know our we distributed -- about 22 million dollars per institution this year. Which is highest in college athletics program so so almost forty million for school over the next. Over the next twelve years and so we're going to be very competitive in terms of what -- -- as you noted. Our our allies about the same size but are slices are larger and we like. So you're saying forty million per school per year is gonna ramp up to. Towards it now works in our conference. That is that is a big bubbles the mission of the big twelve this here. I'm sixty and Sports Radio the other thing that's been kind of talked about a lot lately is paying players forties. Well I'd I think we make a huge mistake if we ever established an employee of. Lawyer relationship with art student athletes this is about higher education. There's a place to go and play for money if that's what you wanna do. This ought to be about getting an education. And not everybody graduates. But. The graduation rates and in football men's basketball and -- as they've ever been right now there up. 50% over the last ten years and so we're doing we're doing a lot of good things. You know the people leave early get a lot of publicity and about the fact that they were on campus very long and and didn't didn't stated in an education but the fact is. Most people are not going on to play in the NBA and NFL and I think -- case could be made for something more than room board books tuition fees. You know but I think that it isn't necessarily cash. It may be three training table meals a day or maybe the opportunity to come back after a professional career. And don't complete your degree on on scholarship. It may be some other form of benefits and it may also be some measure of terrorized his you know that authors. More going to college and then just being in the classroom and so I could certainly make that case especially if it was based on some form of the -- for for some sort of of expelled salons in addition to room board books tuition fees books. Time will tell how that works out I think that says that debate is certainly alive and well that if we ever get to the point word. These student athletes are viewed as BM employees for the purpose of via their two. Performed for the masses rather than to education and I think we will forever lost our way. So you don't you're not in favor of anything like that ever happening in college I don't think we should ever -- specialized college athletics I don't think we should ever establish an employee employer relationship. Do you think that is that it her college athletics in the long run or do you think you know. Herded in what well kids looking at that Tony nominee will play overseas -- for your reports that he -- -- -- of -- well I you know I think that's an option if you if you don't want college education if you don't want a benefit from. The time here on campus and I I have to believe that a college education is is a wonderful house ports of -- your life. If if you ages don't want that access if you don't even think you'll benefit by being on campus here too. Then he ought to go play and Europe bird do do whatever they're and there are options available. And I hope they'll be some more options Devoe I think. The assumption that the NFL has made -- so we're going to be either their minor league. Is probably eligible a lot of different ways the NBA with the probably a more forthright approach to them and clearly what what's done with Major League Baseball. It is the model that I would like to see all of college sports. Perhaps tomorrow high school -- leave them -- until after their junior year I think that's probably bills for the student athlete. And it's. That's for the schools and probably best for. Professional organizations as well. I'm bulls need to big twelve like mr. things -- drop by thanks for not smacking us when we did mention expansion you're happy. But it's seriously can -- no expansion TV rights are done the easy Natalie. Obviously around the office. Bob we -- -- don't like commissioner bubbles we was here. Ice extent Sports -- coming up next we'll talk to Kansas fifth year senior -- black Europe's extends portrait. I look back out of here on -- of the morning at six -- Sports Radio six tenths or stuck on big twelve media days is the site. Bill Self will be on -- any little bit later on today it is our pleasure talking Andrew wake of the tar black as -- -- yours as well guys. It it. This isn't GQ or anything Andrew but I mean it's it's it's a cool -- a -- -- And who -- guys this morning you obviously the elder statesman as you can you've been around where the market likenesses of what is what is entailed in the race for. Only -- -- -- wasn't there will -- obviously justice they'll be put everything together Lagarde came -- are proud of what's been your biggest takeaways so far danger of being in this kind of environment haven't. You know it's easy to say the weight of the world on his shoulders their loved people count on you to delete the -- that that is the national championship what's it been like for you. Osgood is their life is -- probably to our guard great team and Greek coast sat behind me. You know also great fans and industry supporters I think we are ridiculous that we had time remarks -- we'll be ready. You mentioned during -- meeting dates are that. You're gonna used to hype. Has this been. They've been more so than you mentioned this here this kind of lead up to this this counts campaign. I'm not really because what are one of them outside to come here -- signals last person asylum and jump on -- and Hamas on talented that it that he was put together always the art RD accumulated thus far nobody put together -- -- -- -- actually. DR OPI which is -- knocks us down airport Oklahoma visit. Actually no I decide everything coming together and that's one of the main reasons why decide to come -- -- it because it's seeing things the pressured the dollar purses bags are only used it to bring and that's title that can sort of privy to a -- Zoubek is on the case you best about things on all of us easily and business please -- he can -- -- -- level. Followed -- we have a great opportunity when it. Like -- around like -- who's been on this is this year he played really good program. For theories but you'd like -- -- -- -- to how you. Actually early okay. You bet. Because I play anything Agassi pizza and -- bureau with a group that's why you -- -- -- -- Ed -- With all the all the commitments and -- acted on -- -- -- -- That. These -- the numbers. -- I'll work out so it's like cabinet like this around and kind of brutal -- -- the -- -- from the court records notes he's. Coach -- whose -- he knows what do you do. Our coach sales practices lot harder than you envisioned when you decide to communicate you. Yes there are a -- they're hard you know you've got to work DR DR I don't wanna work. Because enough to play pretty I had people you're reducing their goods like you who -- as -- -- you. Coming to the -- I think I think it was instinct for YouTube to kind of pick a program essentially that you have a group that's that's so young. A few guys back that you kind of had to step in almost like a leadership role right away what were you looking for -- in in in a program. Schools are looking for -- form. No relief you know removed any programs are to -- and I'll -- the real leaders mr. -- to recruit and and they're really look at -- like that one -- I came here. The only thing Costar Group newest resort camera busy let me know if you do decide to come here -- -- you'd be leader for me. But -- more -- a group process than ever on their release that look blue dogs that why did that -- -- believe it. What outlook for the program is what care is provided a fairly -- A place of great tradition. A great cause Affleck are stressed that that that just goes from all season as the holding them so doesn't relayed out to an -- and now the justice goes I want more years on the margin is gone through that just goes is local in the best position and make them happy and also have to go to a program that have to let go really well and he. You got go you have those two things because they'll look at -- -- physical. I think it's interesting to bill because you're in college but you were still kind of like a free agent for the first time do you -- to pick where you wanted to go. What was that kind of process like that that would be kind of cool process for college it. It was actually pretty had -- -- that was so bad that you think about it haven't been in the summertime -- graduates who have made. Socialism though graduation you have to be at a program by June and July over the you know you have to August. Blew it. Minority acclimated to where you're going to think about you have to be -- make quick decisions and you go on August then you -- behind the curve won't play -- I'm sure you will have a curve ball on them in the classroom. You have no cushion either one of those areas so I had to go and get out you know housing available. Just having that also come off all of them it was that was the big splits them. Tar black graduating students here at sixteen and sports radio and when you were going through -- recruit process probably a little bit different at his -- a free agent if you will process. What was the coolest thing you saw during your recruitment. It is. Harmless. I spoke on Basilan appreciated by by the fans. You know no matter what the fans love you even through hard times in -- program every turn them back when you. I just load the loyalty to a few teams coaches. You know this. Seeing it -- Rumor but it went to the model for Agassi back -- -- I was to him and I'm always one in the house want experience that -- cat -- that argument in this position. -- -- -- -- This basically how much did having your brother Wichita State help you decide OK I was didn't have uncles that -- -- You know my ability shares owned vehicle if irony in our problem is always good to have that memory lean on you know and all different. Describes. Enders game forests are we haven't we would see much in play script as game. It's crowd they throw these days. Can't really pinpoint it I can't them for the good news is he he does. Extra. He says argue he songs you've probably never before covers. This so many different areas did. Then you can be good it and his so that'll be great to see the growth and young men go steal from now what this first exhibition game in about a week. Sue -- plays a march he doesn't even understand how much is saying it's. Blizzard is there's going to be the process to watch this is going to be so excited about them is Washington game this first day. In eagle season nervousness and really -- kind of good and I understand he might miss -- -- -- too because it is the friendly crowd crowd going crazy. Let's go to play in my letter also describe the kind of had to have that Lou while recording a bit of those are those things. And then -- didn't report that can go back Jim -- easiest way wanna come because arguments -- And as the outflow do you see -- many rebounds is how easy scores. How would he locks up on the visceral sinks and things like that just a little bit skewed things that make the team go. Know that the resiliency in -- register. You know teachers into majors because bill always talks about playing defense you guys always wanted to play defense you like playing defense. They I think I'd. -- -- -- -- -- So you're able to go out there and like -- guys yet. -- what do you -- ask -- to -- let's go tiresome let's fire some non basketball well some things you know about Andrew wait until we get kind of an integrated security that eagle or you just go thing with -- -- OK okay if you -- -- Question what. -- -- -- -- They'll save me a lot of problems. It's always -- we said you could ask questions we you're you're exposed in the -- okay. It's. Obviously not the clear cut favorite and guessing -- right now there is this. Jose victory he. If you're with -- through there are like eighteen guys in the roster saw figures in the top artery. Mario can compete with that they're that -- and probably don't know. -- okay okay okay. I don't mind I don't mind those top three that's that starkly. So. It would be too upset with how the speech. Where humans these days and he speaks. The field is usually is to -- homelessness. Straight. The explosives. -- -- -- -- It's -- that the Betty and T very excited we Ricard of the last couple months to get here. That's if some guy and hopefully. This is in the -- Oakland and secretly turned and went off to. Pretty good for you -- I saw this policy goes you know. So. Or play basketball -- two weeks. What would it be. I think you -- these. About how happy. -- -- at a sport. -- -- Like those. What a football you play football or bar. Can I look at our legacy as this the LeBron wants to play one game in the NFL. Would he needed best wide receiver -- we need to the second one receiver you know or do you think he could do. Island Obama. Well. Why do you know you seem to do you have allies of his arm in the high school is not really long but his I want it to kids and he looked pretty solid at that guy's not in the bill by any means. But he has become a better athletes -- then I would guess so. I don't know I can't see -- -- -- is there a lot of good guys they got mega shark you know. He's almost he's got the bronze stars those who is not much difference between them to let you just don't know. Do you give this guy a lot of static for a GQ Sports Illustrated all that stuff. This little -- that's a little. But a solid applaud this hour -- plug it loudly -- and you -- wants -- everything was stuff goes out about we're very proud though. Is don't know that blog and play with him how proud -- -- realized you'd amounted to watch -- -- -- movie that's almost worry about in the palace where I've been here in about him. Actually zoom way -- is this though. The statute it would. Everything has gone on. How humble he still is still war in that locker room every day it is like with our Brothers and this is that he wants what he does on interviews takes bridges is the back locker room while saying levels and that's everything in the way care is so like arkan. Honestly he's motivation in the nearby Everett that guy will and I have a vote -- get the notoriety that he says. Obviously I always use him as a role model for me on -- our outlook myself as coming from -- -- -- -- both of these sort Sears. How you've been able to do that I mean if it's got to be like. At times overwhelming at times pitches so collectively -- I'm in the situation where where everybody's looking like how you handled this whole thing. I grew open house from my parents always premium level had. And I always been a child. A child in the believe your eyes on those. He he can take you go your -- at any moment any stake in any day and he doing the next day and now we'll walk out of -- about score again. I immediacy of people blessing some people tell walking though some people can do things got hot I do scientists think I'm very fortunate. You know I just try to play hard all the time and and just give me when he died this. And this don't together for granted because I know anything I've been any and his second any day. So it will basketball's doubles -- you -- are what are you reading -- fifteen years that you're done NBA professional -- would it be on today what do you need to be doing. After. This awkward -- degrees there right -- are Robert plural is simpler all right yeah. Degrees -- mean -- -- argument degrees awarded an afternoon Greg says or does it -- leadership. All the start it what it is that you -- that this is just statistically they see you admit this after Americans. So. Let's start at non profit up after school care programs to smaller more what was his case and quality of the Atlantic where Mike what did you hear -- there obviously. Because movie at politically influenced. Mark mustache or call from that -- -- say I'm. Are excellent excuse to be righteous immediately -- -- -- women. These guys and so that is how much you can do for example about the situation. But also about the mobs looted the that they will have -- -- -- based. When you -- me. -- Clearly -- that it played like this on time on this call right now. Who analog -- here for. Months I can now way. And they don't like life. Style is pretty but it is more than what you thought it was going to be your your eyes candle lit up it is. You know. -- -- School. People in it and he -- if you these people you know -- minded though I've Vizio love him all the support. Negative it was always. Do. It was so great is -- experience it is plus this season is going to the conference is going. Go over -- well well she got more fired up let's look out for. I'm always -- maybe it still leaves his -- feel like you've accomplished anything to argue you are his thoughts on this route for. That there's a goal of -- you always have their vision that this deal miles down the road. As -- as the business and an -- that though is that this solicited. The ways of the all right tower is there everything he needs -- -- auto tools like that guy's got his foot in his ahead. Is this deal to stay -- would you know obviously -- would have always polite. I gotta keep going no matter what anybody is this papers was it was a nobody owner -- -- feel good in my element two point in my home the I -- The -- as long as this is my sit. Do these guys limit always. Would you little as the elder statesman here if I -- yet gigahertz or hang in there -- turned back. My turn things that the that the. BS is right now our body asking you questions are like the last. Besides questions we ask you to what's been like the worst question you get him and asked him a besides besides -- such as besides what was being kind of the worst thing -- I don't memory and a similar questions I can't hear there was one guy who didn't like him. If that nobody wanna start. No recourse that's what that we're closer talked -- nice record to talk -- -- barbecue chicken or they -- pillow. Away is there was out of our own house vows last. And. Let -- be careful now where you were here earlier I Kansas City down -- use our constitutional rights how. How the very nicely. Target black -- -- against try try and both yeah make your own that you make yours -- as you you have kids of our rookie. It. This -- go there Pittsburgh's with a picture award these guys thanks to combine -- appreciated -- on the season. What do tenth consecutive big -- championship no pressure at all regarding the all let's get immigrants are we already are disputes that is they get it or thanks so much for coming by. Thank you receive. Guys get it done this year dark black intuitive sincere that's extent Sports Radio were all back at them big twelve media days after. Quick break we'll watch that as well I believe with stuff. Transport coming up Oklahoma State head coach will join us military -- they'll self will be on Danny this afternoon as well. And now much more coverage from big twelve media six since we're -- -- and sports dot com. Are back out here at vesco the morning so we just weeded out fuel all American at hill house 77. That most people would rather put the baby dolphins and hang out with me. What do you think about that Josh would you rather. But your baby doll better hang out with me. I don't know that these I don't know if that means either that's my responded back really how do you know that who puts his dolphins but this -- you hear every -- -- -- put your baby -- and morality or you know. Community rather hang out at me and it. That we weird thing this is somebody I don't know why that's spent limiting it I would want to harm to dolphins and this many dad. Tickets like you I know there's no question about it now let me ask you that about -- a -- -- god it's like -- -- -- -- problem. We will and I wouldn't even notice it that's fine thank you putts from all angles of totally militant cells -- that I think I mean by Itar actors. -- -- And -- and how good his act I mean seriously have a have a veteran presence like that. Around the kids at that knows it can be. You know he we said before but he's like that guy who coached until you can do a bit dark and we do it in your probably at fault line while. You need that leader Kyle it was Connolly. The glue that can hold this whole team together well is -- that's unique position to you and for some chance like it was a needed a few weeks ago -- I act I want to impress him out this year yeah he's. He's an upperclassmen he gets it but he also settled bringing along a very young team and it's fine lines as he said when I got one more year. So -- mean it you know the that is. You know it's a definitive end it for you right upcoming so you have to deal that at the same time doing very talented young core that you're trying to. The molding to a team. Your -- also. The coach and for yet you -- in what would you like it or not you can at a bar the coach before because you war. That senior been in your fourth year -- and you've you've got the experience. That a lot of teams just don't have college basketball and we talked about it with Bruce Weber earlier today here sixteenth portrait of -- -- go talk to Bruce Weber. And we -- talking about the cabinet leader on the warm being you know with -- older veteran kids and you don't see it that much college basketball anymore so that's a rarity to have a guy. Who's been there all of any that last final fourteen that we had here you back in in what was when he twelve with the New Orleans. And we look at that -- a lot of older guys have really. That's done I mean Thomas Robinson was there he was the guy but other than that it was veteran leader after veteran leader after veteran leader that'd been around the block with the -- team that was remarkable team. That went to the final four that -- was able to do they did it with the experience I think our lack brings a lot of experience that yeah and and Bill Self called it the biggest -- yet yeah. And that's thing and a lot with his victory class I mean he's got a he's got a lot stake in in and it's going to be that. That backbone that veteran guy causing some of the some of the returning guys you have you know Perry Ellis is just the sophomore you have. Did your dark was taking on a vastly different role it's just it's just quite a bit different that it was. You know season ago here you you need that kind of veteran. Veteran presence do all right coming up next talk the Travis Ford of Oklahoma State here big twelve media days at 610 sports rate. It is. We're back out of here on let's go to morning on sixteen and Sports Radio six in sports dot com talking college basketball at this point senator. Travis Ford Oklahoma State men's basketball coach who -- here it's extends portrayed it's good to see a coach thanks stop them. As great to be here. Seems like we -- just here last year to imply that but. Is it seems to get earlier and earlier. It's an exciting game here this is kind of for us coaches -- -- you -- in the media's kind of -- golf. -- college basketball's supposed to be here. Howell. Stunned surprised shocked were you when Marcus marks and Spain and come back here. Is Obama and out of -- You know odds again and only men been around him every day. Understanding his thought process markets is -- Is a kid he enjoys he has courted serious disease or plays in the locker room he's the biggest practical Joker. He loves the college misery loves his teammates the lights. Any Willie understands when you mix -- -- -- MBA becomes more business it becomes a little bit different you don't have it on Ryder camaraderie you have with. Your teammates and the college atmosphere he fully grasped that and from media and new. That he was enjoying that. You know was a surprise -- policy coach I don't believe. You know as he says he's got to push the NBA just at -- -- will be in past ducks -- the US and a just kind of pushed into the society. Still wanna play an MBA they have a good chance the play had to -- about. I just get to do. What a lot of MBA players who left early who we talked to -- and I -- stated that your office of NBA gets -- really. Yet it left early after the first year and you know. We ran for the money and it's -- is settled -- but and I wish you know I can't get that back liking it that college that as much money is that guy wrong. I can get that year of college. College team that. And you know he he fully -- that what I loved about it mostly though is he made his decision on is oh there's no one -- We gave him all the information. Everything arises as good on both sides of his parents did this thing they know Warren. Skipped enemy and that's a usual out -- Jersey kids nowadays is age is somebody making them do so or somebody's. Tell them to do distant. He never got that from anybody he made this decision. It is well that's so well you know those are the stories Johnson and coach that we don't you always hear about the executing -- that we do in this and a cousin. Uncle and grandfather somebody involved. It's kind of refreshing to hear that this is you know it is there's more like -- that we really know -- we don't hear about it it was for two weeks after we get eaten in or about organ in the first of late term which. You know we get a bad -- from Al. Still do. -- tell you pay yeah you're not happy about it but for the Pulitzer prices that this. But. For two straight after that we every single day just he had to talk to his parents on the phone it was a tight knit group. Everybody. That we that we agent we enter when it that is very tight group. We put everyday I would put in front of becoming it and maybe one -- that coach I think it's probably double that old Marcus I don't know much -- what read do. Look this is -- make -- this money this is going to be this your life on future apple that was my job the devil's advocate Muqtada. You know makes your tested you know with certain questions -- But at no point -- at 80. Coach Ford once in his -- lead him to think that I was -- be proud of either way. But I was happy that it was stayed close knit group it was basically is more on dad and myself. In his mom and dad would look him right -- just don't Marcus. The only thing they would tell it which -- -- your only Mickey Edwards your orally here at lord's and I think they released Wednesday. But they were gonna tell me that way after two weeks following the conclusion. I love it at Oklahoma State. Yes politically in the NBA. But now it's been another year college and B. And soul happy that he made the decision for himself. Yes I'm exciting note you know every -- I'm excited he's doing he has to do was pressured into doing what the other. As a as a coach now if you if you recruit a guy like that those types of players you do you have to just. Think caroling and again for one year in and are hopeful you. If they stay more than enemy he's pretty much plan on a one year deal with some of these guys some guys you go in and you understand you know. You know there's some guys that are gonna leave after their first year they can't no matter what some of those guys you know. Marcus marks a little different now. You know going through his freshman year we knew his -- tough players in America we really know. He can be won the top three picks and MB -- sure it wasn't one of those things now we bust out. You know free season our first set any Puerto Rico beat Tennessee beat NC State's race and he really doesn't seem it seem. It -- quickly okay. -- -- season long we start realizing as a coach. There's going to be some decisions that made your decision we didn't really think we're gonna get a recurrence. Yeah there's some decision's going to be made it out today of from beginning of the season or last game we never ever discussed -- markets more never never brought it to the season is over. News certain kids you might have to do mine after aggressive with the markets it never became minister that we do you know. We could wait for the season's over Oklahoma State coach Travis for this sixteen Sports Radio now you risk a lot the only. It's him getting a comeback in not having such a good season mean that factors in as well to a balance all that. Well coached players in all that's a good question great that was one thing that was during the process. Is. Last year trip was extremely weak -- this year stretch you could -- that trip all maybe. But markets addressed that markets it. You know the people who were -- worry about them must think I can play with these guys -- you know. I don't think you can -- I don't. He gets to what -- the -- -- for the seventh. I don't think -- all called up and that yeah I do still think he's going to be atop. Three I think he's gonna prove his worth as that we have a lot of schools that we. It's that every practice -- told them whoever -- can be very fortunate because. Here -- people how he goes about his approach to the he's never ever had a bad day at practice. Attitude wise work ethic wise leadership ever -- -- it's two days after -- game over. Out of all the time. He can do this for meetings in the NBA there's no. -- go out -- party does leave like he doesn't have the energy at all. For every day just totally different system is going to be very fortunate to have -- on -- ray player. Is there some might gators shoot well but better maybe is assimilated -- can -- me. But when you put his total package together the country truly believe that he's got to do it everyday NBA team. Total gold star. You know with the NBA camp this summer with the Olympic team. Where to get invited to the Atlantic and Indy is by McDermott as an -- later. Came out of that and -- did -- call me he was he believable. It's called -- I don't know he'd shoot normally. Are your those -- yields. Look at -- That it you know trot over analyze things little that you better look at what he's done so career what he brings to your screen. Every single. Day. That's Adobe they'll be edgy you know because that the -- is because the mentally very fortunate I get the coach for two years ago to coach whoever -- -- thing Aegean. Think you were drafted him. He is easy to coach makes everybody around him better I just got his image you'll. Now that phone call it what are you talking ally if -- -- -- may everyday. You exactly they'll outsmart yourself yeah. Leo what -- don't coach he's due to the business it's a question asked like why the coach is trying to out think themselves outsmart themselves. All -- -- that make. Make themselves look good for everybody else that they have some you know. They know maybe a little more than everybody. You know all of you know we. As they go to a college career two years three years -- ED ninety genes. Of college basketball in the beating them in the trial now. I think on the I try if you watch and -- where where I can -- -- -- -- you didn't. You fit that fifteen practices and when he gains in your base. And he tried. And I don't you know. I don't get that aspect. Yeah I think all of us coaches equipment so we can oh wait you mean. Getting -- -- -- huge what wells excites you about this team. Think just the experience. You know we were relatively. Young as one senior on the team that we -- experience. We've got a top seven scores that -- or whatever it is. That's always for -- don't care what level you borrow your sixers please the year before you have your these were some excitement here. We finished one game out of first place in the big twelve. As some others that motivation to try to do -- better than we did last year in the big twelve motivation. You know finish this season better than we did last year. But I like the experience like the closeness of our team mr. basketball team at this point it's always a lot of fun for coach when your team it's a long. So. Like the experience you know we were trying to develop some even deeper -- with some young guys that like best like her freshman. There really -- treating every day to practice. But. Obama like for chemistry. -- matchup with Kansas. Because that's going to be an and -- I'm already looking forward to game I don't know you know that's the road still goes through periods in question about that no debating and we understand. -- It's the two most teams in the country. From top to bottom. You know. Here there're extremely extremely count is still displays all college basketball play. Policy -- coach though we all stinky and every every team and ultimately it's still the team that -- You know they've got some good very good returning players so. There -- a top five team deservedly so. And it's going to be cherish -- body fails to Odyssey of well we've all in its latest trying to nobody's done well. And you know I think -- for every what about -- what we have -- account you this much you know. I've seen Andrew has played many. Many of these best I ever seeing play that's in some good. He's so talented and his size. Can hurt you so many different ways. You know all the attention he's getting. I don't know it's it's certainly fair to but he appeared you know that's it. I think he deserves -- -- years. Ultra talented. Is -- yet. They were already before they got to handle all the -- of the moment thing you know they. Are very quickly and deservedly so. That -- special player. Owners -- players. Is very. The coach we appreciate the time thank you so much for -- -- talked -- in February from a any. -- fun basketball seasonal almost like -- Matalin. For that top spot in the Big 12 Conference that's Coach Travis Ford. We this year on sixtieth Sports Radio thank you so much appreciated. Until I mean there's that risk is Angela KUKU he's going on don't sleep on local ultimately it does -- does it all out they're going to be I mean the the market Smart story to me is still gonna go down as one of the most. It and you know how to say it you know impressive things that we scenic college athletics while because he was top three he put a lot of money on the side and was able to go out there. And so you know I want playing college one more year he's risking a lot you know comebacks that -- -- CC's decision that if you're competent enough -- shouldn't worry about it. Yeah I mean somebody's prominently that was -- -- -- also -- a good enough then you know the opening up and if if if I'm good if there's a fear that you don't think you're going to be able to do it yet. And how you do if there's no fear and you're like why you're like hey I'm just gonna come back and play because that's I'll I'll be fine next year it's awesome attitude. Would afford it before seen a couple battles at least. With those two -- the first match of January 18 at Kansas Saturday and see the us. And Sports Radio on parents that they Saturday game of the party at a Pennsylvania. 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