“It’s good to be home, even though we were not gone very long. The trip was a blessing. Looking back, I think we were able to accomplish what we wanted. I think they got a feel for the way we want to play and how to go hard. We also want them to serve each other. I think we made some progress. I think a lot of anxiety was relieved in terms of ‘how will I fit in’ and ‘how I’ll be able to play in this system.’ It was good in terms of doing things together as a group.
“In the games, we got a chance to get organized and come together, and play as a team. Now when we come back for practice in October, we’ll have a foundation and a frame of reference, and it will not take us 10 days to get there.”