|Coach and Brandon Wimberly at Hawaii|
We'd remind him of the really important things other than winning. Like the boosters who travel with the team would appreciate a section on the plane, similar to a smoking section, where cigarettes would not be allowed, however libations mandatory. We've taken a poll, and the weary travelers all agree such an amenity might help with some of the long trips home after a game that ended like, I don't know - Notre Dame.
|Inspirational speech to Cody Fajardo at Hawaii|
Sometimes we'd whisk him away to lunch where he'd announce his insistence on paying the bill, which is a bigger than life offer. We know this because when he actually pulled his wallet out, the leather crackled like that of an aged person's arthritic knee when trying to straighten it. The real shock was the spider crawling from the cobweb like material that had accumulated in the billfold. I'm sure if he were ever on the pay scale behooving his talent, that wallet would have been so greased it would have landed on the table on its own.
|Thanks for keeping the cannon Coach|
Everyone has their own opinion of our pistol creating Coach who has, by the way, changed the game forever. But you need to know, beneath his hardcore, crusty exterior - his blush meter is in full working order. At the end of our last visit, we departed with "Hey Coach, as always, we've got your back............. Oh, and your front." As he turned on his heel to get the paperwork filled out for the restraining order, his face was so full of blood, that I'm not sure how the remainder of his body functioned.
So I think it's safe to say, the happiest moments in Coach's life have been his view of our backsides exiting the glass doors of Cashell Field house. We will forever love Nevada's icon for his incredible sense of humor and his wonderful dedication.