AUDIO: Mike Norvell, Memphis Head Coach, joins Jason & John to discuss his new contract (12/6/17)

92.9 Featured Podcast
Wednesday, December 6th

AUDIO: Mike Norvell, Memphis Head Coach, joins Jason & John to discuss his new contract (12/6/17) 

00:11:27

Transcript - Not for consumer use. Robot overlords only. Will not be accurate.

I we're back Jason and Jon did you nine FM ESPN. And as promised his name is Mike North valley is your Memphis football coach sign an extension. With the University of Memphis he's a busy man today but he calmed down a little bit of time for us now coach how are you. And Dylan great to just out on the road recruiting and try to bring and become more tiger. Are you the happy as man in Memphis today. Tell you iMac can't stop violence and you know it's just. It's an exciting time and we we know the future bright it's which just make the commitment from. From the university. You all support from the unity and you everybody involved on our players are excited coaches are excited where we're look forward to a they don't wanna kick off in the liberty all it does continue to progress here or not sure for the future. Is it by everything Everett in the by having a hard it sounds like I mean this was just a pretty straightforward process you know between you and and athletic director tumble and you know you guys know. You both you know need each other and there's a good relationship there me was at a pretty upfront straightforward process just didn't this deal done and remain with school. There was planned you know we obviously don't normally do to change your game you know Tom in the. He dealt with but but my representatives sense that I get throughout this negotiating process but. Well when the game was over with you know we have this quick trips scheduled to New York for the foundation better. Yes TomTom and media are diablo well look at on the plane and so. Uh oh chicken night Korean. I really think about everything and I don't broker the deal we got all their I guess there. Aide called a look at the deal done. Mike Mike what's this say coach about about what the university is investing in football army people have in the conversation today and it's a fair conversation whether Memphis is a football school whats this say about what they're investing. In football that athletic brought that prop department. You know I don't think it's the competition for what type of school we are I think I think it's a compliment to look at athletic program have. You know and it's great that all program they got a great football program that's the direction. Mean we're supportive of every sport that we have you everybody's competing to try to achieve the highest level but to make the commitment that. That the university has made your doctor wrote support and trust these. Obviously what Tom's doing it in a leadership role of it is it's a great compliment to Wear won't go and tell you we know we have to compete at a high level. Everything you do we drew recruitment is this community and our elder argued reversing a first class and rich. It that's what that's what we're going to be and you know I think I think when you see a local we were able to do in the championship game in Oakland Oakland. Do excitement. The coldly receipt nationwide people see the progression or football program. URO of course by the numbers now the highest paid coach in the group of five in in for anybody that's followed Memphis. For any length of time the idea that their coach and highs in the group of five is. Pretty pretty amazing when you consider it is there any reason why Mitt this can't be the top job in the group of five annually now. Yeah that's totally wannabe and it'll gonna continue to push pitched well tried to. To accomplish and Dario and a lot of artwork escalate to you know I think I think we've been able to recruit at a high level. Proxies I thought classes. School history and our first few years you know this year we will go to the smaller class I don't know the the rankings then and all those things but got no where I know we're we're competing against Arafat schools a distraught every kid that we're going after and so that. That's what you that's what you wanna build a daily continued enhancement gel that you happen. You know our guys we we played a lot of a lot of young guys within our program at 35 freshmen over the last two years do we we're gonna return. 88 guys on defense seven guys on offense and our starter so we should elite you know we're going to be losing them. Some great done some great senior leaders we think the culture has been established and we're gonna continue to build off of. Not excited I think you know the idea that your your name your name came up. For many jobs at their power five jobs and the idea that you know Memphis was able to retain you I think is is it is a tremendous day for this university and if that athletic department. We have not had a chance coach to talk to you since that the tidbits of game we were all watch and I was actually at the Liberty Bowl with the city of Memphis watching the game from the field it was amazing. Have you ever been a part of of a more emotional game than that one. Now that would that would Nixon years off my life I think that was a parent or some else at least not yet. Well I tell you those there are kids say in it battled and we do a great challenge that was. Wonderful football team we're playing against that they are guys are once again responded in every situation. Yeah notices no unfortunately cannot vote you'll play short and you know which just. At the end of the day yacht thing I think our guys went out there and did they left everything they had on shields. You know look compliments to UCF for getting the job done let them on our football team they've battled. Yeah I was curious might what you told your guys afterward I know that some of that's private but you've got. I imagine if it had to be emotional. There it was in our you know our guys yeah late. We would go on that seal the win and really not aware of that that we that we didn't quitting get the job done but I can't Prada hall called red it. You know you know there's been a lot of work that is that has been put it to do this scheme. You we still have an opportunity to do something here in the ball game all in the no team's ever done here that would eleven games. To be the first team ever percent at Memphis you here at the Liberty Bowl you know to get one more opportunity don't stadium. It's pretty special. Yeah and then obviously I know it's him I was I believe up there in New York with few her for several different awards as he was up four. Leaving it on the field is is a cliche that you hear a lot in in football but I think in the case of anything like it really did feel like in that title nationally. For his career he left it in a home field. What is his legacy going to be at the University of Memphis and and and how we use sort of remember. Everything he meant to tape you know you're coaching career in in helping get it off the ground. Not me it means everything hazing is one of the greatest players to ever. He'll play the game at that university campus you know it's not just practice. Which seal the field itself. It buying into the culture of our goal went in or beat everything he has is the hardest crop ever better than you or eight practices Kuwaiti traits. About them I say at this peak that deeper into can the practice field. In making sure that we're maximizing preparation. It is eighty just a dot com all young man and then you know like to say thank you to hit they have missed something that video we try to do every day because. You know when you have your you want your best players that that approaches that respects the game to level that he does. It's pretty special. And I do it's it's helped and he helped build a lot of our younger players I think that was an area where he grew. And here and as being a year just really taken time to bring a little freshman and sophomore so we had to show them how each step. To get done and yeah he's currently believe Follett. Now he in the and he in those other scenes have got one more to coach were all extremely excited about that the AutoZone liberty both how much you looking forward to this matchup how tough a matchup. Is this coach with a Iowa State they played some of the big boys and knock them off. Well it did say it's a great match up you know you sit there look at success saint Patrick sees that favor. That's strategy coaches and coaching staff a country. The highly ranked throughout the year they went to choke off. Was able able to upset upset you know you and then they. Beat throughout the year and also beat TCU they've made they've done. Incredible links and so it could take it gonna take. Or or escaped into personal opposition to us to be successful but don't you were excited about the challenge. You lose twice once in his or talked about that that's a big numbers say and you're out on the road right now what's so what are the needs coach some of the needs generally have. What traveled road looking for. You know we've we've been addressed a lot of things that are really you know it's you look at working catalog that you don't guys that able to. To take to get some time. To be able to that the Luxembourg. So some quality minutes so what you really were looking for for guys that can come and feel compared to an immediate impact. Rip regardless of position and belly etc. but the great thing to have the. We where we orbit. Purely political ever scholarships so we you have available so you kinder country get tight we'd be very selective. You know it's it's it's also an exciting time with bitterly announced the extension. You know kind of good to have the same message local recruits and you know it. You know a shelf or coaching staff you know we we believe believe that the that the University of Memphis is a great fit for us what we're doing we're Democrat. That's what we're at it you know young men that we're going after a lot of them have. I have offers from problem you know great schools and then and prep programs and great traditions but it's always about the local bottle it up without. Which stopped our position where you fit and you feel one that you OP showcase at a high level. And that's that's what we're looking for the ocean but that are prepared look after the special opportunity aware at all about at saint. No doubt you're didn't showcase here when you guys are ABC late three times a year so you definitely didn't showcase at the university as a coach you know the nature this thing now that. You're going to be back in the fall travelers are certainly turning their attention to next year you bring him back so many. Weapons offensively but you will obviously have to replace really good quarterback. In Riley Ferguson. In terms of you know the surveying what's out there how do you of valuing the quarterback position going into next season do you think the next quarterback is on the roster are you gonna. Add one more just for the Nate that they know the sake of competition. How would you sort of sum up that position battle. You know we get some great guys here on campus and I don't get to guide us. It is open we're we're always we're always look I tell our tell us yup yup and all the time as. They're the one position we'll always have talked ish at. Be quarterback. Act can't did we get we oversight there real resign but. Yeah we're we're we're always look at for the for the best stock. Is the best opportunity we feel like it's it's a position that's gonna be showcase. And so some they've got a competent occur that job that just like Riley did it. What he changed it a couple of years ago that's good that's going to be dark can't separate the guys that we have here are the guys that we bring to campus so what we're we're excited about it. Buick and those guys are looking forward to speak to the competition. Mean that a battle coach congratulations. And thank you for make it Memphis home. Proof for further for the hall here we appreciate it we'll talk to save for the time coach. Appreciate them on and go tigers. He news Mike ravel going to be around for a little while longer deserved so always good to catch up with your that this football coach Mike Norville was that was an awesome day yesterday. That he get it done here long term. But the universe miss I will come back we have to talk about that. Win. It was a win wasn't it was a win yes it was it was a win it's I think it's Mormaset possible comeback talk about that we get back Jason into an attitude and opinions via.
READ MOREREAD LESS