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Jim Calhoun Seeing Ryan Gomes Play

dave@friarblog —  September 11th, 2011 8:39 PM — Leave a comment

I did see Ryan play two or three times, but I just didn’t know where a 6-foot-6, 260-pound post player fit, I’d like to be Karnac the Magnificent and be able to predict the future, but who would have known?

Jim Calhoun Playing Providence

dave@friarblog —  September 11th, 2011 8:21 PM — Leave a comment

Regardless of our successes, failures, whatever it may be, it seems like Providence always plays us close. Our national championship team (2004), they showed up at 12 o’clock at the (Hartford) Civic Center and beat us pretty good.

I’m going to come to John Linehan’s graduation. I’ll give him a limo. He’s the biggest pain in the rear I’ve ever played against. We played against Alonzo Mourning and other people, but he’s just terrific. You wouldn’t think a guy 5’9″ could change a game, but he does. He’s really almost a one-man trap.

Jim Calhoun Didn’t Take Ryan Gomes

dave@friarblog —  September 11th, 2011 5:15 PM — Leave a comment

I f$%&#d up. I didn’t take Ryan Gomes. Does that make you happy? Jesus Christ Almighty.