Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dictating with defense and rebounding

Tennessee women's coach Pat Summitt on the Lady Vols' motto:

"Our little motto [at Tennessee] is 'Offense sells tickets, but defense wins games and rebounds win championships.' That’s the way we have really taught our philosophy to our young student-athletes. If you are going to go on the road and be successful, you better play great defense and you better rebound, because shooting is out of a coach’s control sometimes. Sometimes you’re on and sometimes you are struggling to make shots and the only way you can win in those circumstances is your defense and your board play, so you dictate with those two."