It's been a testament to how great our seniors have been and how their leadership has really guided everybody. From when I came in here, they were only sophomores and they were always the guys that were even leading the team then. They've really taken this program from the bottom to the top. You can't really say enough about those five guys. I'm really proud of them and they'll be my brothers for life.
You want to do so much for the team, but you just can't. You're just sitting in the stands. You can't even be on the bench helping the guys out. It's just tough to watch, but I know the guys are eager to get another chance this weekend. I'm confident that when I'm watching on TV, they'll be playing at the top of their game.
It's going to be different. I've never experienced that. I think I'll be yelling at the screen. I think I'll be yelling at the refs. I think it's just going to be like watching an NHL game on a Tuesday night. I'll be watching and hopefully give some feedback to the guys if they give me a call Friday night.
But he taught that back in the day. We talk about things. If things aren't working out quite the way we want it to, then we talk. It might take some yelling, but you convince each other that this way is best or you compromise and hopefully come up with the best strategy as to how you're going to approach that save.
I don't think the true release has actually come. We won a game, but we don't even realize what we just did. This means so much to everybody you just can't put it into words. Just saying it right now gets into your blood and your heart pumping. Seeing that trophy with those guys out there taking pictures, you couldn't write a better script for an ending.