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4/25: Bryant Lacrosse Coach Mike Pressler on years of rebuilding since leaving Duke on State of Mind


DAN: MY INTERVIEW BUCKET LIST. ♪ THE “DAN YORKE STATE OF MIND PROGRAM — DAN: YOU PUT THEM IN YOUR BUCKET. MIKE PRESSLER HAS BEEN ON MY INTERVIEW BUCKET LIST. I AM EMBARRASSED THAT I HAVE NOT HAD THE COACH FROM BRYANT THE CROSSHAIR — BRYANT LACROSSE HERE. ONE OF THE MOST GUTSY DECISIONS IN COLLEGIATE SPORTS EVER WAS ONE BRYANT DECIDED TO HIRE HIM. AND HE PAID THEM BACK C13 WITH LOYALTY AND PERFORMANCE. GREAT TO HAVE YOU IN ON THIS LOUSY RAINY C13 THE SKY HAS UNLOADED WITH DOWNPOURS AND POLITICAL NEWS. LET’S GET TO A COUPLE OF THESE THINGS. WE WILL DEVELOP THEM AS WE HAVE FROM PAGE STORIES TODAY, BOARD OF ELECTIONS COMES OUT WITH A COUPLE OF NO NOSE — NO NO’S. HE SPENT $72,000 IN HIS LAST RACE. HE CALLS IT AN ACCOUNTING ERROR. IT IS UNFATHOMABLE TO ME WHEN YOU HAVE A FEW HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN YOUR P AC ACCOUNT AT $3000 IN YOUR OWN ACCOUNT. HOW DO YOU MIX THAT UP. I DON’T THINK IT IS 30. IT IS DOPEY. HE GOT A LITTLE SLAP ON THE WRIST FOR THAT. YESTERDAY’S NEWS THAT HE GOT A BI FOR, THEY GET A PASS FOR A FLYER PUT OUT BY THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY OPPONENT. RAN THIS THING, THIS MAILER IN THE LAST ELECTION. IT WAS KIND OF — YOU KNOW, THE THINKING OF THE BRAINS IN THIS OUTFIT, THEY MESSED IT UP AND THEY HAVE NOT RESPONDED TO SOME SUBPOENAS ON THE PART OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS. MATTIELLO IS IN GOOD SHAPE. THERE IS A PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT IN THE STATEHOUSE. THERE WOULD BE MORE ROLLING HEADS. WE HAVE THE REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN WHO SAYS IT IS TIME TO GO FOR THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. BUT THAT IS WHAT HE IS13 TO DO. IN THE MEANTIME, WE’VE GOT MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN THE GOVERNOR’S RACE. MACK BROWN, THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE, WHO ANNOUNCED HE WAS MORE LIKELY GOING TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR ON AN INDEPENDENT BASIS AS LOUD DECIDED HE WILL — NOW DECIDED HE WILL RUN AS A DEMOCRAT. GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS FOR THE GOVERNOR. THE GOOD NEWS FOR GOVERNOR RAIMONDO IS THAT SHE WON’T HAVE SOME A DRAFTING ON HER IN THE GENERAL ELECTION, GRABBING 10% TO 20% ON THE LIBERAL SIDE. THE BAD NEWS IS THAT SHE HAS TO BEAT HIM ONE-ON-ONE IN THE PRIMARY. I THINK HE IS AN UNDERDOG COME UNDER DOUBT. THIS FIELD OF CANDIDATES — WE HAVE A COLLAGE NOW. WE GOT BROWN ON THE LEFT, THE GOVERNOR, OF COURSE, AND WHO IS THIS GUY IN THE RIGHT CORNER? WHOEVER. PATRICIA MORGAN IN THE MIDDLE. WHO IS THIS KID IN THE MIDDLE. HE WAS HERE ONCE.. HAVEN’T HEARD FROM HIM SINCE. I THINK HE IS STILL RUNNING. IT IS A VERY CROWDED FIELD RIGHT NOW. GUYS LIKE ME FIND THAT SENATE DEVELOPMENT, CHECK THIS OUT. LEAVING. HE IS LEAVING TO TAKE BACK ACHE. — TAKE THAT GIG. I THINK THAT WAS THE MACHIAVELLIAN SCHEME BY THE GOVERNOR. HE DOESN’T WANT TO RUN FOR MAYOR. HE WILL MOST LIKELY RUN FOR SENATE AGAINST SHELDON WHITEHOUSE. WHITE HOUSE IS OUR — WHITEHOUSE IS OUR JUNIOR SENATOR. SO WE GOT THAT DEAL GOING ON. CHAFEE WILL BE ON WHITEHOUSE’S HE WILL BURN SOME OF HIS CASH, WHICH BURNS SOME OF FLANDERS. THIS GUY IN THE MIDDLE, THE STATE REP, HE THINKS HE HAS A I DON’T KNOW. THE FIELD IS FILLING OUT. MY GUESS IS THAT MIKE PRESSLD ER WILL ANNOUNCE HIS CANDIDACY THIS MORNING BECAUSE THAT IS THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING. AND HOW DOES THIS IMPACT THE LG RACE? NOBODY CARES ABOUT IT IN RHODE ISLAND, BUT EVERYBODY CARES ABOUT IN THE COUNTRY. CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRAT IS IT ON THE LEFT, MCKEE. YOU HAVE THE STATE REP WHO IS A WAY LEFT DUDE WHO PROBABLY HAS A GOOD CHANCE OF BEATING MCKEE IF THEY HAVE A LOW TURNOUT. BY NOW THAT THEY HAVE ALL THIS TURMOIL IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY, THE CHINA COMES UP AND THE INCUMBENT MCKEE HAS A BETTER CHANCE — HOLY COW. TRUTH AND LOYALTY TO BRYANT’S. YOU WERE LIKE A CONTEMPORARY STORY HALF A DOZEN YEARS AGO. NOW YOU ARE JUST A STAPLE AT BRYANT’S. YOU ARE BORING NOW, JUST WINNING, JUST COACHING. DO YOU WANT TO ANNOUNCE FOR OFFICE TODAY 8 — OFFICE TODAY? COACH MIKE: I’M FINE WITH MY JOB. COULDN’T BE MORE HAPPY FROM A PROFESSIONAL POINT OF VIEW, A PERSONAL P MY WIFE IS THE ACADEMIC ADVISOR FOR THE ENTIRE FOOTBALL TEAM. MAIL THIS. ARE GRADUATED WITH HER MBA FROM BRYANT. FOR THE PAST — MY DAUGHTER GRADUATED WITH HER MBA FROM BRYANT. DAN: THE PLACEM WITH THE MBA. TOMMY ME WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE SEASON AND WHAT LACROSSE MEANS IN THE SCHEME OF BRYANT SPORTS. COACH MIKE: FOR ME, WE NEVER TAKE FOR GRANTED THAT WE PLAY IN MAY. THE NC TOURNAMENT IS VERY EXCITING. WE ARE COMING OFF A MAJOR-LEAGUE W AGAINST OUR STATE RIVAL. COULD NOT HAVE PLAYED BETTER, BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE ENTIRE SEASON. FINAL REGULAR-SEASON GAME. BRUNO WAS GREAT FOR US. THEY ARE A VERY GOOD PROGRAM. PENN, AND VILL NOVA. DAN: THERE IS A CHANCE THAT YOU WILL BE HOSTING? GREAT ENVIRONMENT TO SEE LACROSSE AT RIGHT — AT BRYANT. F YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ON CAMPUS, YOU HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT. IT IS PHENOMENAL. YOU ARE RECRUITING. FROM A CAPACITY POINT OF YOU, BRYANT DOES NOT LEAD THE LEAGUE IN TERMS OF THE SAUDIS, BUT TRAINING IS INCREDIBLE. COACH MIKE: THE VOLUME OF FINANCING IN ALL THOSE NEW FACILITIES, IN A MONTH, THERE WILL BE A NEW TURF FIELD IN T FOOTBALL STADIUM, THE SAME TURF THE PATRIOTS HAVE. $10 MILLION INDOOR FACILITY, $9 MILLION PLATFORM. OUR LOCKER ROOM IS STATE-OF-THE-ART. IN MY 12 YEARS HERE, WHERE WE WERE 12 IS A GO, YOU CANNOT COMPARE. DAN: WE WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT HAS BEEN LIKE — — WHATRA& THAT 12-YEAR TRAVEL HAS BEEN LIKE. IF YOU WANT YOUR WHOLE FINANCIAL SITUATION RIGHT THERE, CARRYING IT THE ENTIRE WAY, RIGHT THERE. STAY WITH US. ♪ DAN: SO THAT PICTURE “60 MINUTES” EPISODE THAT IS THREE YEARS OLD NOW. THE STORY — I DON’T EVEN KNOW IF IT IS AN OBSOLETE CONVERSATION FOR YOU ANYMORE TO TALK ABOUT DUKE AND THE 16 YEARS YOU WERE AT DUKE AND THE SUCCESS STORY AND COACH OF THE YEAR. THEN ALL, A YOUNG WOMAN’S CLAIM RIPPED THE LIVING GUTS OUT OF YOU, THEY KIDS, THE UNIVERSITY, AND LEFT YOU WITH A RESIGNATION FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE TEAM. WHAT A MESS. AND YOU WERE OUT THERE. YOU COULDN’T GET A HIGH SCHOOL GIG. YOUR OWN ALMA MATER INTERVIEWED YOU IN A HIGHWAY REST AREA. AND THEN BRYANT CALLS. CUSS THE QUIZNOS, RIGHT — THAT’S THE CLIFF NOTES, RIGHT? COACH MIKE: YEAH. DAN: TELL ME HOW THAT IS, THAT TURMOIL, THAT NATIONAL PROMISE, THAT DROP FROM GRACE THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU OR THE KIDS. YOU COWROTE A BOOK ABOUT IT. MAN, TALKING ABOUT THE TRUTH. FIGURING OUT WHAT THE TRUTH IS IS A VERY DIFFICULT TASK SOMETIMES. BUT WHAT’S IT LIKE? IS IT THE TALE OF THREE COACHING LIVES? THE SUCCESS OF DUKE, THE FALL OF DUKE, OR THE HAMMER JOB YOU GOT AT DUKE? AND THEN THIS INCREDIBLE BUILD YOU DONE AT BRYANT. TALK TO ME ABOUT IT. COACH MIKE: IT WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF MYSELF AND MY FAMILY. IT IS IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR, OBVIOUSLY. AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS SOMETHING WE ARE NOT AFRAID TO TALK ABOUT. CERTAINLY, MOST OF THE PAIN AND THE SORROW AND ALL THE FALLOUT OF THAT IS WELL BEHIND US. THERE’S SOME INCREDIBLE — EVEN TO THIS DAY — LEARNING EXPERIENCES THAT I SHARE FROM THOSE DAYS WITH OUR PRESENT PLAYERS IN SO MANY WAYS. AT THE AND OF THE DAY, THE SILVER LINING IS BRYANT UNIVERSITY. I HAD MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO LEAVE HERE. KIDS SAY NO QUICK ENOUGH. THE BRYANT ADMINISTRATION REACHED OUT TO US AND GIVE US THAT LIFELINE TO START OVER AND CONTINUE TO COACH. 12 YEARS LATER, I THINK ABOUT THAT DAY AND THAT LIFELINE EVERY MINUTE I HIT THE PRACTICE FIELD. EVERY TIME WE PLAY A GAME OR I DO A FUNCTION OR A FUNDRAISER AT THE SCHOOL, I’M JUST TRYING TO REPAY THAT ADMINISTRATION FORGIVEN OUR LIVES BACK 12 YEARS AGO. DAN: YOU COULD PROBABLY NEVER — THIS IS COMPLETELY HYPOTHETICAL — YOU COULD PROBABLY NEVER PROJECT WHERE YOU WOULD BEALS WHERE. BUT DO YOU FEEL, LIKE, WHEN YOU LEFT DUKE, THAT YOU WOULD NEVER COACH AGAIN AND THAT YOU WERE GOING TO SELL CARS OR DO SOMETHING TO KEEP THE FAMILY FED? COACH MIKE: THAT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO HANDLE, THAT THIS WAS GOING TO COST ME MY CAREER. I COULDN’T GET A HIGH SCHOOL JOB. I COULDN’T GET AN INTERVIEW. THE RIGHT OF ALL PARIAHS — THE PARIAH OF ALL PARIAHS. WE CONNECT. THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW, WE COME OUT IF RUN ON YOUR VIEW — AN INTERVIEW AND THE EFFORT WITH A JOB. THE KIDS WERE STILL FULL BLOWN IN THAT SUMMER, THE SUMMER OF 2006. I HAD TO GET MY FAMILY OUT OF THAT TOXIC ENVIRONMENT. DAN: YOU LOOK AT THE VIDEOS, THE COMMUNITY REACTION. IT’S LIKE A “FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS” EPISODE FOR REAL, WHERE PEOPLE PUT POSTERS ON YOUR FRONT YARD AND ON THE PORCH, ATTACKING YOU, YOUR FAMILY, SUGGESTING THAT YOU ARE A FAN OF RAPE. I MEAN, THE BEHAVIOR. YOU MUST H YOU WERE IN A MOVIE, LIKE, THIS CAN’T BE TRUE, RIGHT? COACH MIKE: YOU KNOW, MY CHILDREN WERE ABUSED AT SCHOOL. THE GIRLS WOULD CUT OUT NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND PASTE THEM ALL OVER HER ARTICLE. YOU SEE A SIGN ON YOUR FRONT DOOR, REBUS LOVER, DO YOUR DUTY, TURN HIM IN. THE POLICE ARE DRIVING BY YOUR HOUSE EVERY FIVE MINUTES. THERE IS HELICOPTERS OVERHEAD. IT WAS A WILD THREE WEEKS. DAN: THE PENDULUM OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR IS AMAZING. IT WENT RIGHT THIS WAY ON TOP OF YOU AND THERE WAS NOTHING YOU COULD DO TO STOP THAT, OTHER THAN THE CASE BEARING OUT. BUT YOU ARE GONE WHEN IT WORKED ITSELF OUT. ANYWAY , — IN A WAY, Y3 LIKE A HAPPY AND CONTENT GUY NOW. THE QUESTION KIND OF SPEAKS FOR ITSELF — THE ANSWER DOES. BUT YOU AR BUILDER, LEADER. YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO BUILD THE TWO PROGRAM TO A NATIONAL PROMINENCE. THEN YOU TOOK A D1 STATUS AND STARTED BEATING UP THE BIG GUYS. FROM A PROFESSIONAL POINT OF VIEW, THE WORST THAT REGULAR HAD OR THE BEST AT — BEST BAD BREAK YOUR HEAD? COACH MIKE: ONE-WAY. DAN: SO EVERY TIME YOU GET ON THE FIELD AT BRYANT, YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR GOOD FORTUNE. COACH MIKE: NEVER. DAN: THAT IS A GREAT WAY TO GO THROUGH LIFE, NEVER FORGETTING TO BE GRATEFUL. A CULTURE CHANGE. I LOVE THE STORY WHERE YOU RAN A 5K. 15 KIDS WERE TRYING OUT , LOOKING TO GET ON BOARD, COULDN’T BEAT YOU IN THE 5K. WHAT YOU DIDN’T SAY WAS WHAT DID YOU RUN IT IN? [LAUGHTER] COACH MIKE: I SKIRTED 50 YARDS TO BEAT FOU THEM. DAN: JUST TO MAKE A POINT. COACH MIKE: HE DID NOT THINK I WAS GOING TO MAKE IT. DAN: AND THAT WAS IT. CULTURE CHANGE. WHEN WE COME BACK, WE WILL TALK ABOUT LACROSSE. ♪ DAN: BETWEEN THE HOCKEY FACE-OFF — WHAT DO YOU CALL THAT? COACH MIKE: IT’S A FACE-OFF. DAN: I THINK I GOT ALL THE LACROSSE RULES FIGURED OUT. IT IS FASCINATING TO WATCH. I HAVE A GRANDSON. WHO IS TRANSITIONING FROM BASEBALL TO LACROSSE. HE IS A GOOD HOCKEY PLAYER. I’M SO EXCITED HE WILL BE ARUNNER. BETWEEN THAT AND SOCCER, WHICH TAKES MORE OFF OF YOU? COACH MIKE: THEY ARE PRETTY DAN: YOU RUN AND YOU RUN AND YOU RUN IN LA CROSSE. I DON’T HAVE THE DATA ON HOW THIS GAME HAS EXPLODED. IT SEEMS TO ME, WHEN YOU ARE IN YOUR FIRST RISE WITH DUKE, IT HAD POCKETS OF POPULARITY. NOW IT IS BUBBLING UP ALL OVER THE PLACE. COACH MIKE: THAT IS TOTALLY ACCURATE. DAN: HOW IS THAT HAPPENING? ARE THE YOUTH LEAGUE’S DEVELOPING ON A RAPID BASIS? YOU HAVE TO HAVE A FARM TEAM. YOU NEED THE SIX-YEAR-OLDS GRABBING A STICK. SOCCER HAS RISEN IN POPULARITY. LACROSSE HAS RISEN IN POPULARITY. A LITTLE LESS FOOTBALL, IT SEEMS. LACROSSE IS A TOUGH GAME. IT IS A PHYSICAL GAME. YOU GET TOUGH KISS TO PLAY LACROSSE. TOUGH KIDS TO PLAY LACR- YOU TELL ME HOW THE SPORT IS GROWING. KIDS FROM CALIFORNIA. OUR STAR RECRUIT IS FROM DENVER. WE HAVE A PLAYER COMING FROM FLORIDA. DAN: WHO IS THIS NEW RECRUIT? IS HE A BIG-TIME PLAYER? COACH MIKE: TOM KENNY. TWO SPORT ATHLETE, THE GREATEST TWO SPORT ATHLETE I HAVE EVER COACHED. DAN: WHAT IS THE OTHER SPORT? COACH MIKE: FOOTBALL. DAN: SO HE IS PLAYING FOOTBALL AND LACROSSE. COACH MIKE: HE WAS THE M.V.P. OF THE TEAM. AN ALL-AMERICAN FOR US. HE WAS DRAFTED TO THE MLL PROS. FREE AGENT IN THE NFL. DAN: MAJOR-LEAGUE OPERATION YOU’VE GOT GOING ON AT BRYANT. TELL ME WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE GAME AND DEVELOPING THEIR KIDS. THE LITTLE LEAGUE SYNDROME IS SOMETHING THAT IS KIND OF — HAS KIND OF GRABBED MY ATTENTION IN HOW NUTS PARENTS GET. IS LACROSSE EXPERIENCING THAT AS WELL? THE PRESSURE, ALL THAT KIND OF A THING? WHAT SHOULD YOUNG LACROSSE KIDS HE TOLD ABOUT THEIR DEVELOPMENT? COACH MIKE: IF YOU ARE A GREAT COMPETITOR, YOU WANT TO COMPETE EACH SEASON. WHEN I SEE TWO TO THREE SPORT ATHLETES, TWO TO THREE SPORT CAPTAINS IN HIGH SCHOOL, I LOVE THAT. YOU ARE TELLING ME ABOUT YOURSELF. THE SINGLE SPORT ATHLETE, I HAVE SOME DOUBTS ABOUT THAT. HOW CANSSE YEAR-ROUND? I COULDN’T. I’VE PLAYED FOOTBALL, HOCKEY, AND LACROSSE IN HIGH SCHOOL. I AM A BELIEVER, A LOT OF US ARE AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL, OF THE MULTISPORT. THERE ARE 70 THINGS YOU LEARN FROM EACH SPORT THAT ARE TOTALLY — THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS YOU LEARN FROM EACH SPORT THAT ARE TOTALLY UNIQUE TO THAT SPORT. AND CERTAINLY THE PHYSICAL PLAY OF OTHER GAMES COMPLEMENT LACROSSE, THE COMPETITIVE SPIRIT, THE WORK ETHIC, THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL TOUGHNESS YOU HAVE TO HAVE TO PLAY OUR GAME NOT ONLY COMES FROM OUR SPORT BUT IS ACCENTUATED FROM OTHER SPORTS. DAN: WHAT SEPARATES LACROSSE FROM EVERYTHING ELSE? COACH MIKE: A COMBINATION OF ALL OF THEM. THE HOCKEY, THE BALL IS ON THE GROUND. YOU SEE CANADIANS IN OUR GAME, ALL THOSE HOCKEY PLAYERS ARE TERRIFIC ON THE GROUND. THE INSIDE SCORING, YOU SEE THE FOOTBALL HITS IN OUR GAME. AND THEN THE COMBINATION OF AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC TRAINING TO GO UP AND DOWN THE FIELD. OUR SPORT IS A GREAT BLEND OF ALL OF THEM. DAN: I’M SURE THESE KIDS HAVE READ YOUR STORY. A BIG-TIME PLAYER TO COME TO BRYANT UNIVERSITY. LET’S NOT BE STRANGERS. WE FOLLOW THE TEAM AND FOLLOW YOUR PROGRESS. CAN ARTICULATE TRUTHFULLY THAT EVERY DAY IS A CARPE DIEM MOMENT. CONGRATULATIONS. COACH MIKE: THANK YOU. DAN: AND GOOD LUCK IN THE TOURNAMENT. BRYANT BULLDOGS. BRYANTBULLDOGS.COM. DAN: WHAT A SCREWBALL MESS IT IS IN EAST PROVIDENCE WITH THEIR ELECTION. TWO-YEAR TERMS, FOUR-YEAR TERMS. MACK BROWN IS NOW RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR. SEE YOU TOMORROW ON THE RADIO. HAVE A GREAT NIGHT. ♪

David Frank

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2 COMMENTS

  1. motorcityquig Posted on September 25, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    I wonder if any of the left wing pigs who vilified Coach Presslar have apologized to him and his family?

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  2. 7700Purplexity Posted on October 1, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    I was hoping to get some updates on Charlie Baileygates. How are his sons doing? Also, this is 2018. The green screen fringing problem has been solved for over a decade. Also, stop answering the questions before you ask them.

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