Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with some sweet oblivious antidote cleanse the fraught bosom of that perilous stuff which weighs upon the heart?
The road wasn't too friendly to us the last time. I'm already getting a bad memory. Hopefully, we'll have a better response on the road overall than the last game and give ourselves a chance to win by playing our system. But we've gone back to some basics that seem to have helped us.
Snow-making technology and the best December in memory has really made it fine for us. The snow is so dense that it insulates itself. [The warmer weather] is not having much of an effect except everyone doesn't have to wear big, bulky winter clothes.
There hasn't been anyone I can think of in recent memory that I have spent more time recruiting than Darin, which I think is a testament to how much I want to coach him and what I see his value to our program being.
He's probably one of the most exciting guys I've seen in recent memory. He's a two-headed monster with the things he can do, and he can do the same things at the next level. He changes the game just by being on the field.
The memory of the really bad downturn we had from 2002 to 2004 is strong. And there's always Medicaid. And a lot of states want to build up their rainy-day funds in case the economy goes soft again. So all of that is going to limit somewhat the momentum for new programs.
The only way to erase that memory is to win the tournament. If we lose, it will be just as devastating as last year. But I think that last year's loss has helped this team get ready for this tournament.
The oversupply of some semiconductor products, such as memory chips, has depressed sales revenue, ... However, we are still optimistic about the industry's position, because the demand for newer and more powerful chips continues to increase.
I'm very excited to be working with these people. Washington University has an incredibly strong program in memory studies. It can make a real claim to having the strongest memory group in North America, if not the world. This is as good as it gets.