26 Total Quotes

Mike Brey Quotes

It's good we won. It's the Urban Irish, the Urban Irish, all right? Even in South Bend.
Mike Brey
#Irish

Your frame of mind is a little different after that and human nature kicks in. Our losses - not only a couple in a row, but any one of them - we felt like we could have won. It takes its toll.
Mike Brey
#Human Nature

The weight of the world was on their shoulders. I think it showed up in play and in body language.
Mike Brey
#Body

I'll go to bed with a Chris Quinn runner for the rest of my life. It's the law of averages, but it didn't work out. He makes that shot a lot, and he had a clean look, too.
Mike Brey
#Bed

I think he's going to be on an NBA roster, with that body and that length.
Mike Brey
#Body

They're a talented group. I know they haven't had the best of luck finishing games, but we can't feel sorry for them.
Mike Brey
#Games

It was important for them to be able to smile in the locker room. Hopefully that's good therapy.
Mike Brey
#Smile

His goal is to become a head coach and he could be a head coach probably very soon. If you learn another system from another guy, that certainly can help your public relations when you become a head coach.
Mike Brey
#Coach

He's the guy I'm most concerned about, you know, because he's giving it everything, plus he's running the locker room, he's keeping guys' heads up. I think he did a great job of that since Syracuse (on Wednesday night) and then he was really ready to be aggressive and set the tone.
Mike Brey
#Giving

Dean being nicked up for them is like Quinn being hurt for us. And I don't want to think about it.
Mike Brey
#Hurt

Our players have been punched hard and taken some body blows.
Mike Brey
#Body

We needed to go into that locker room with a smile. Human nature says, too, that after going through what we've been through, you need to go into the locker room and smile and pat each other on the back a little bit.
Mike Brey
#Human Nature

We had a little killer instinct to start the second half.
Mike Brey
#Instinct

[When] you're in the business as long as I am, you see a little bit of everything. This is pretty weird though - what we've been through. I will say that. This is pretty weird. But we'll keep riding on this [win] and keep building.
Mike Brey
#Business

I know we can shoot free throws better than we have. We have to work on that a little bit because that's a good weapon for us. If were getting to the bonus by using those big guys we've got to convert.
Mike Brey
#Work

Luke's been very solid there. He's come a long way with his post defense and his defensive rebounding. (Fordham) left him alone and he made shots and gave us a double-digit lead we didn't relinquish.
Mike Brey
#Defense

Got after them a little bit. They knew they could be better. Luke Zeller's offense was a key to giving us some breathing room.
Mike Brey
#Giving

It was important for them to smile a little bit in the locker room. We haven't been able to do that in awhile. Hopefully that's good therapy for us as we get back to work.
Mike Brey
#Smile

It's very intense. No. 1, you have your current team on campus and in school, so you feel torn a little bit. You're very responsible for those young men who have already signed with you and are on your watch, academically and athletically. But you need to be out a couple days a week evaluating.
Mike Brey
#School

Since I've been at Notre Dame, I've really tried to focus on the state, and thankfully we've had a lot of success with it. I love the kids in the state of Indiana. I think it starts with great high school coaches.
Mike Brey
#Focus

I don't know if anybody's shocked. We felt they were going to be a pretty good basketball team and maybe were being undersold a little bit in the preseason.
Mike Brey
#Basketball

It feels like we played seven league games. It was a great college basketball game. We gave ourselves a chance to win, but Pitt made plays when they had to.
Mike Brey
#Basketball

I knew this was going to be interesting with this new monster league and us trying to establish an identity.
Mike Brey
#Identity

My theme is survival, and that's even before we are where we are. You're trying to survive and trying to claw your way to New York City.
Mike Brey
#Survival

I think our fans will rally with this group. There's one thing with this basketball team: They've fought and they've dug and they've been a pretty good example for people.
Mike Brey
#Basketball

They're a very poised basketball team. We gave up second shots at key times. That really hurt us.
Mike Brey
#Basketball