Belmont's Rick Byrd: Head Coach Q&A

    
October 3rd, 2008
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College Basketball's Best Coaches

CollegeHoops.net is lucky to have access to some of the best coaches in college basketball. As part of our preseason interview series, we thought it would be appropriate to ask these basketball minds about the best things that their team and college basketball has to offer.

 

Rick Byrd: Belmont

We continue this month long Q&A Series with long-time Belmont coach Rick Byrd, the man behind Belmont's three consecutive NCAA Tournament trips. Coach Byrd was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to answer questions for CollegeHoops.net:

 

 

CollegeHoops.net) What will be the best strength of this year's team?

 

Rick Byrd) Experience. We have 5 seniors who have enjoyed a lot of success.

 

CHN) What's the best change you've made in your coaching style in recent seasons?

 

RB) Taking advantage of our depth and playing more people.

 

CHN) Who is the best leader on this year's squad?

 

RB) Andy Wicke is probably our most vocal leader, but with 5 seniors, they all have something to offer.

   

CHN) What's the best arena you visit during the year?

 

RB)  This season, it will be Thompson-Boling at Tennessee.

 

CHN) If everything goes according to plan, what's the best case scenario this season?

 

RB)  A win in the NCAA tournament.

 

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