AUDIO: Vic Schaefer was interviewed by Jeff Wright today on the Eric Hasseltine Show

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Tuesday, February 6th

AUDIO: Vic Schaefer was interviewed by Jeff Wright today on the Eric Hasseltine Show

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The head coach of the Mississippi state Lady Bulldogs again he is Vic Schaefer you can follow him on Twitter. Coach Vic V I see underscore MSU. Coach we're really appreciate taken some time I had got imagine still riding pretty high right now. Well now it's great to do you. You know being where we are forty or no but you know we're on to the next one you got to get ready to go all borrowed idea. A really good Florida Jane that was in Missouri last night and had a chance to be there onions and didn't beat to it that we know what that's all about so. We played them two weeks ago it that would got a great lamb again so. Obviously last I was special what the crowd. Etc. attendance record for the building bumpers that a lot of great. Basketball you know the course of its courier in the rosters are there attendance record last night's early special. That's cold was it about Mississippi State went when you come over from Sam Houston State what was it about Mississippi State that you saw and said you know what. I can do it here I can build a program because if you look at your record at the city state every single year has been building upon. The last year and it's really impressive team what was it about this job that you thought I can do it here. Sure well actually I protection great bail out sent you suspect that birds are women faster job back about job I had back in 1990. And 97 and that's what Arkansas six years they went went today and important and so it just felt like you know. When where and when Scott not talk about the job. You want recurring meeting Saudi port number Miette on. Two at town but I told us a lot like a child without. Not a blessing about why you're not gonna bring me Jack you're gonna come get our burger out. What are things early breast or when she came onlookers and you just girl like number one man Greg soltys. In number cheered I just morally and and not she that I don't think we can win there. And at the end of the day you know that was enough for me. Facilities were important but let up opt out about six years since it is the people in this community the people of Mississippi State. And that people in our great state of Mississippi. It is very very very. Unique. Lights it is in the best decision in my life personally and professionally. So many wonderful people supporting you walk you'd be successful. We're our university and our administration as close our ballclub tea and so. You know again you can't do it by yourself. The biggest stories from eight years. I had to be held target people I told Scott I got bailed out by AM we've got to be held hired good people are Smart enough to know art can't do ourselves. And and that's what what he did and now brought Johnny air swiftly there if you would have said no I'm not coming in I would never take. Coach Vic Schaefer is joining us here on the program he can always follow him on Twitter at coach Vic. Underscore MSU and then coached teams sit here twice for no you're ten and no one of the best college basketball. Conferences for women's basketball. The team that's currently rank number one and here the last undefeated team in the last time LT teed it up by your team got the better of them. What may have to do to get his team rank number one and. To. Are you now I don't Jia or about all that somebody else banks and you know we just try to really. Study you know story in a moment one game at a time mentality way way early delicate job of that. I think our kids stayed humble and state Hungary Italy talked about that as fast. Trying to keep him grounded. You know you're toward forgo walk across campus at mr. strayer a lot of people back on the back in. That was the media the way it is eight. Surely it challenge. And not certainly can't control what we're reading or what he foresight and so that's part of our job as coaches and been really proud of my chain that. And how they handled it not only had to handle. Habitable allowed back toward somebody else did the year ago. In some of these kids were ball is snapped some level or. But Natalie battle bat balls but as we go on throughout the courses street and then have been undefeated. You get everybody's best shot everybody's best energy she everybody's best game plan. If you get at all and so I've really been pleased and proud of Archie had. For what they've been able to do you know I didn't hide out at home or on the road. Get ready for the next equality accusers bring out. In this league mr. Robert I'm go to you I wanted to bastard is the best women's basketball cover civic culture dish. You're in your show up one I don't wrote you don't play well you won't get the you'll get embarrassed. And you'd better be ready it to get up every night. And I'm really proud of last best and a great job art security. Idea and I doubt. And prepared for those for those situations. Bush in your wildest dreams did you think you know life. I'm gonna have this team undefeated I'm gonna have them number two in the country. And it and I'm gonna have a sellout crowd. I'm gonna have over 101000 people written on this team for a big time national. Television game did you yell out I know when you talk to great coaches they all think you know of course I believe in myself but. Dear to stop and pinch yourself. But thank you you know probably gonna have a vision which are not like we have the portrait to get it done I don't coach Blair Arkansas. It done not ultimate judge is radio took over Bernard similar situation and had she won a national championship 2011. And I'm. And so did not only do that vision we or Trent. In so you know I think you've got to believe in him and you got a collection cheated. A big don't during hitched again you're you're talking about being 24 L right now in February. That's not normal guys that that's that's that's not normal and sought and you've got to really understand how hard it is to get to that point. Respect the process and know that you know it's just extremely extremely difficult to do. He embraced a mile. I think that's what our kids have done a great job we preparation mile we have not rod. I'm talking about championships. In winning championships. Since we got here. And that bank you know last year. Well we started procedure we had seven. Opportunities. To win a championship drought Corso actually. We want oracle. But we lost three album. All three were assigned scuttle a so wait wait wait wait we're you know we will not run for back. In that culture and that's a culture that we developed here we've been graced. And that we live I mean we live it every. Urged jurors think that. You would be able to not only sell. Some soul player on perhaps becoming the SEC player of the year perhaps even a you know a national title Russians and national player of the year. And homecoming queen did you ever think you'd be able to make that creek got. Yeah you know I tell you what. Maybe not until now but not to where you wait and now we've got some earlier. You know great kids quality kids there they're well respected art chairperson and our community. And not a site or maybe usual pre Alaska governor or any or all American combination that we haven't received state. We're just got some real. Really really. Great kids here and now you know bite I do like great job on an all the floor. And we've been really blessed to Doria obviously. She's. You know from our state are insisting ministry here. Great kid loves her family she's so grounded where they're scrambling. They have no idea we've got a lot of tips like. Talk with coach Vic Schaefer missed to be state women's. Ed Bass hookers they are 24 note currently ranked number two they did snap an eleven game losing streak against the South Carolina Gamecocks the defending national champions and and coach. You're leading three point shooter has quite the familiar last name I'm curious with Blair Schaffer how difficult. Was that living room situation when he had to make that recruiting pitch. Oil. You know it. It's really ban act Canada as a true blessing that senator remaining. Was pretty comfortable. And again not thank she grew up around me so has seen me coach. Bailout demanding. Hard you know it's not easy to play our style don't stand around and surgery so you know our kids play extremely hard. And they do a great job and so it has its. It's it's it's body so her she knew what she was stuck out and do it and get an end to end. You know I secured discern why. You know she worked worked extremely hard to beat worse yesterday Irish played. Beckett twenty not thirty or danger pressuring year sophomore years blatant double figure minutes but still pay and every game is still not play and you know. Capital gang on average. Junior year last year much bigger. Bigger piece of the puzzle and much more of an impact lawyer. And then this year she's a starter on a number two team in the country. And that's under treated she is a classic. Classic example. A kid that. Britney rarely did tranche are. You know it's not extradite world kids are just ideas to our -- at different let me just. You know Princeton grad Jerry somewhere else. They generally cheaper. But instead of acts did what most gives great tradition got legitimate went to war. And work daughter saying she's my best help the sender. She shoot the ball surely well. You know she's our muscle our energy player. She's our number one and you really made an impact our program. And then lastly all along those same lines we've seen you know in the NBA we we see docket in Austin rivers and certainly that that's early shipping its criticism. Fairly or unfairly deserve help to put cold as a parent is it too when you have you have your child on the team. How difficult is it to manage that. Much you know it's been great give virtually bites a lot of credit. Give her a lot of credit for haven't really thick skin she gets coached a little bit harder than everybody else. It's not fair but it's just a way idiot. And she takes it like a jail. She she she embraces. The demands like soccer and and the expectations. That's been put all our. And then thirteen I should just been great I mean I'd been so supportive then. I've been good for our good for me and that's so it's just it's really been a blessing you know I can't tell yet. How fortunate and lucky and blessed by hand they have been able Terri should be doing what I'm doing here mr. restate. It is great university church in these kids didn't have my daughter on the chain scissors really been a special special situation. It's really appreciate your time congratulations on the big win last night and much more success. Here in the future tea. Thanks so much to tap the diaper lord young adults. He is Vic Schaefer the head coach of the 24 and of the city state ladies bull logs.
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