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Breaking Down Some of the Most Common Phrases Uttered By College Basketball Coaches

On today's episode of the Barstool Bench Mob, we recap another busy week in the offseason. Chet Holmgren, the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2021, committed to Gonzaga earlier this week. The transfer portal continues to be extremely busy, as does the Coaching Carousel. Tommy Lloyd goes from Arizona to Gonzaga, Wes Miller moves from UNC Greensboro to Cincinnati, and Florida's Darris Nichols is on his way to Radford. 

When a school hires a head coach, that person will typically have an introductory press conference. The purpose of this is to answer any questions the media may have, introduce himself to the fan base, and describe his vision for what he wants to do with the given program. A common theme among these sessions on the mic are the phrases that they sometimes say. Look no further than this clip put together by Jordan Sperber:

When the season starts in November, you can guarantee that all of the programs in the video above will, indeed, be doing things the right way. That clip got us thinking, which other "coachisms" are popular? Here are some entries from Mobsters...

Coaches are also very complimentary when discussing their opponents. If you are playing a 2-22 Mississippi Valley State team, the opposing coach will most likely say something along the lines of "they're better their record" or "it's a tough opponent." According to the numbers, the team is not good. But as a positive guy, I see what the coaches are doing and respect it. They don't want the media to take a quote out of context, so it can't hurt to play it safe.

What are some of your favorite "coachisms?" 

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