12 Total Quotes

Mike Tranghese Quotes

If I were IBM, I'd understand it. I'm not IBM. I represent 14 educational institutions.
Mike Tranghese
#Educational

The only way this thing won't survive, ... is if these coaches can't coach and recruit, and if I screw up. They ain't going to screw up, because this league has always been successful because of our basketball coaches.
Mike Tranghese
#Coach

We have a couple more who if we were voting today would probably get in, ... and I'll match the strength of our coaches with any league in the country.
Mike Tranghese
#Strength

[That is how a season starts, after 26 seasons that led to a new starting line.] Twenty years from now, ... people are going to be saying, 'Look at the people in this picture.'
Mike Tranghese
#Seasons

a formula for disaster.
Mike Tranghese
#Disaster

Then there are other rivalries that are good but that we just couldn't fit in, such as Connecticut-Providence. But because Connecticut is one of our top teams we had to cross over and have them play Syracuse and Louisville.
Mike Tranghese
#Providence

Two years ago, a lot of people didn't even think our conference was going to make it, ... What occurred a year ago was that we didn't have our members with us. Boston College was playing for us; they didn't want to be there. So last year was a year in limbo.
Mike Tranghese
#People

Two years ago a lot of people didn't even think our conference was going to make it, ... There was a lot of discussion about separation. ... Two years, for our members, have been pretty difficult. Collectively, we think we have a significant upside.
Mike Tranghese
#People

I think there's this public perception that we're under tremendous scrutiny, so I guess that's true, but I have to tell you, I would never have that conversation with West Virginia. I would never impose that extra burden on them.
Mike Tranghese
#Perception

It's hard to sit here and do cartwheels, ... I understand the USC situation. I have empathy for them. But at the end of the day, I have little doubt that the Rose Bowl game between USC and Michigan will be a fabulous football game.
Mike Tranghese
#Empathy

It's hard to sit here and do cartwheels. I understand the USC situation. I have empathy for them. But at the end of the day, I have little doubt that the Rose Bowl game between USC and Michigan will be a fabulous football game.
Mike Tranghese
#Empathy

The NFL is going to be playing in that Thursday night slot now and ESPN didn't want that game on that night to go against it.
Mike Tranghese
#Night