A Few Words with UConn Coach Kevin Ollie
College Sports Madness had a brief chance to catch up with new UConn basketball head coach Kevin Ollie at a high school basketball game in Fairfield. The very popular Ollie, was mobbed by kids and UConn alumni for autographs and pictures throughout the game.
College Sports Madness- Congratulations on getting the contract.
Kevin Ollie- Thanks, I'm very happy about it.
CSM- We hear that the University has petitioned the Big East about playing in the Big East Tournament despite the NCAA postseason probation.
KO- I don't get involved in stuff like that. That is for the President and the Athletic Director.
CSM- That was a tough loss to Louisville last night after such a big lead in the first half.
KO- They are so quick.
CSM- You go to Pittsburgh Saturday,what are your thoughts?
KO- It is tough on the road in the Big East.
CSM- Had you practiced that alley oop to Ryan Boatright which you used against Notre Dame last Saturday with the score tied?
KO- We drew it up in the huddle.
CSM- It is amazing how down attendance is throughout the Big East this year.
KO- It is the economy and the fact that so many games are on tv and twitter.