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Mike Brey for president

Will Streit | Thursday, January 26, 2012

I’m often tempted to write to The Observer, but I always wait to see if what seems rational is actually a quick emotional response to something that doesn’t matter. In this case, though, I’ve served my time in Viewpoint purgatory and I need to get this out.

Mike Brey needs some love. In our decade with him at the helm of the basketball program he has consistently over-achieved, winning with any and every group of players possible in what has been the toughest basketball conference in the country in that time. He’s recruited solid talent to a football school in the middle of Indiana, which has to be one of the toughest tasks possible, and he’s made himself one of the best members of this University. Every time I get an email from him, every time I see him yelling on the sideline, and every time I watch his teams I get excited and I couldn’t be more proud to have him as our coach.

While other programs have blamed losses and recruiting woes on field surface and the lack of jumbo-trons, Mike Brey has won with any and every group of players. While other programs have blamed the intensity of the student section, Mike Brey creates his own excitement on the bench and in the student section. While other coaches stubbornly stick to their style of play even when it isn’t working, Coach Brey does everything to win, even if it means only shooting the ball every four minutes.

The win over Syracuse was the single most exciting sporting event I have ever been a part of, and the most proud I have ever been to be a Notre Dame student, so Coach Brey, thank you.

Will Streit


Alumni Hall

Jan. 26