Head Coach Kevin Stallings' Quotes from Friday's SEC Men's
Basketball Teleconference 7/18/03
"The key for our season is getting more offensive support
for Matt Freije. Mario Moore, Corey Smith and Julian Terrell
can take some of that offensive burden off Matt."
"The team had a good spring and summer and developed
at a good rate."
On what he took from last season's performance:
"I think that anytime you have success, you look to try
to duplicate that success and figure out how to maintain or
get better. When you don't have success, you look to try to
figure out what went wrong and how to correct it. This has
been an offseason for me of analyzing and evaluating."
On the impact of Brian Thornton transferring:
"He had been beaten out by the end of last season. We're
confident that Julian Terrell can take his place because he
is a good player."
On Matt Freije:
"Matt Freije is an awfully good player. He has a chance
to be one of the best if not the best players in the conference."
On playing at Belmont to open the season:
"Obviously Rick Byrd is a good friend. Anytime we can
help Rick and his program we are inclined to do it. You try
to do good things for good people and he's one of the good
"It's always tough to play road games. It's also tough
to open someone's new gym. Plus they are a good team."