38 Total Quotes

Rod Barnes Quotes

All of my energy, and all of my focus, has to be on our players. I got into this business for students, for their welfare and their well-being. As long as I am coaching, that is how it's going to be. I'll deal with my emotions later.
Rod Barnes
#Business

I'm concerned about these kids. My focus is trying to get a win for Ole Miss and these kids.
Rod Barnes
#Focus

I'm a basketball coach. I'm going to coach next year. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to do it in college. But if I have to coach sixth-graders, that's what I'll do.
Rod Barnes
#Basketball

If we lost that first game at Alabama, our kids would be questioning themselves. We accomplished that. To come back and play an experienced team like South Carolina and win, it helps with our confidence.
Rod Barnes
#Kids

Sometimes kids will rally around a situation like that. Sometimes it goes other way. He would want us to go up there (to Kentucky) and play well and that's what he said to our players and coaches.
Rod Barnes
#Kids

We've just gone to two places and got beat pretty badly. We go back home, the last time we were at home we played a great game. We're one game away from a regular-season winning season, and that's something we haven't done (since 2002). We get the opportunity to do that Saturday.
Rod Barnes
#Home

(Curtis' absence) had a lot to do with it. A lot of times we get it inside. And then there's his presence, whether we throw it to him or not, the defense has to be concerned about him.
Rod Barnes
#Absence

I'm concerned about the mindset of our kids.
Rod Barnes
#Kids

For 18, 19 minutes it was a really good basketball game (but) their team making 3s separated us.
Rod Barnes
#Basketball

We looked like we lacked confidence and we were tense taking the shots.
Rod Barnes
#Confidence

We missed some easy shots and had great opportunities and came up short. Obviously, we're lacking some confidence.
Rod Barnes
#Confidence

I think our kids are working hard. My focus is to make sure we move forward and get better.
Rod Barnes
#Focus

I've never been one to quit, not necessarily quit. I started the season with these kids, and unless there was someone above me, not allowing me to do that ... I couldn't do that.
Rod Barnes
#Kids

We run a lot of things offensively through Dwayne. When he's out, we've had doubts.
Rod Barnes
#Doubts

We were in a tournament with all of our guys. All of a sudden, we come back and ... we're determined. We win 27 games (in 2000-01).
Rod Barnes
#Determined

Last year, we had Tommy Eddie in the post, who was 6-7. Kendrick Fox started and was not really a post player.
Rod Barnes
#Fox

I don't know about ending the streak. We just want to come out and continue to play well.
Rod Barnes
#Ending

A lot of things happen from your point guard. If he looks like he's in control, your whole team is more confident.
Rod Barnes
#Control

After he got in there, he was comfortable. He wasn't afraid. He loves big games and all that kind of stuff.
Rod Barnes
#Games

He was good, not great. You could tell he had not had live action in the last two games. But I saw some aggressiveness.
Rod Barnes
#Action

We're a team that's gotten off to a good start. But we've got to come to play every night, or things will change in a hurry.
Rod Barnes
#Night

We did not do a good job rebounding on offense and did not play good defense. We turned the ball over early and they took advantage of our mistakes.
Rod Barnes
#Defense

I think our defense is what needs improvement now.
Rod Barnes
#Defense

When we can go inside to Curtis, he's good at scoring with the basketball. I've really focused this year on our offense. We're a little behind on defense.
Rod Barnes
#Basketball

He's really good at catching and scoring with the basketball. I don't think we've gotten it to him enough; I would like our kids to find him a little more. He has made it easy for us, and I've really focused on our offense this year, which is why I think that our defense is what needs improvement now.
Rod Barnes
#Basketball

Arkansas played well on defense. It wasn't one person who stopped us. Their zone was very effective.
Rod Barnes
#Defense

We were fighting an uphill battle all night.
Rod Barnes
#Fighting

You can't come to the floor and get 19 turnovers against one of the top 10 teams in the country and expect to win. It just doesn't happen.
Rod Barnes
#Country

We still have confidence - not as confident as we were, maybe, two weeks ago, but still confident that we can win.
Rod Barnes
#Confidence

I think Coach Pearl has done a great job. There's a lot of excitement at Tennessee and their kids are playing hard and playing well. It's become one of the toughest places to go and play.
Rod Barnes
#Excitement