Money can't buy you a Goliath. It can't buy you an unbeatable team. You gotta have someone who can coach them, someone who can mold them into a unit. You can really equalize things with kids who grow up in a solid program, who become seniors. They have the opportunity to take advantage of the youth and inexperience of some of these major programs that might be playing them in the Tournament.
We're keeping coaches in place. Dana Altman sets the example. He understands you can accomplish just as much at Creighton as you can at Big State U. His program has been in postseason play for eight consecutive seasons. And kids in the Midwest see Valley schools playing in sold-out arenas, taking on the best teams in the nation, and getting more television exposure. It's coming together for us. We're having a bunch of programs mature at the same time.
The magnitude of the weekend hasn't sunk in. It's going to take some time to absorb all this. I think it's pretty clear that parity is here, much more parity than people realize or believe. I think what's happening is a sign of things to come. You're going to see a Colonial or a Missouri Valley team one step away from the Final Four.