Thursday Pre-Regional press conference quotes: Texas State
May 28, 2009
Head Coach Ty Harrington
On coaching in the NCAA tournament: It is different. I've been in the other part of this with another color jersey on. I tried to explain to the guys that playing a regular season Tuesday game here is important and it's difficult, but regional play is different. The atmosphere here is different. There's no way for me to explain what that atmosphere is going to be like except for us to experience it. There is no way to practice it. This atmosphere is going to be something that they've never experienced before, and I hope that it'll be exciting and fun for them.
On Boston College: We've had a very difficult time finding information. We're going to try to pull off some TV links and try to see as much as we can. Our guys understand at this point what type of caliber pitchers they are going to be facing, and they understand what their job is and how difficult it is going to be.
On not paying much attention to media speculation: I'm so excited and proud of what our guys have done. It is our primary responsibility for us to go out there and play like a number two seed, and that is what we are going to do.
On having a growing fan base: With the new stadium, we started averaging a lot of fans. The excitement level of baseball really grew this year. The timing of everything--a new stadium and having a great team-- there are a lot of different things that sort of fell into play. When you're successful and things are going good, your crowds are better, so I suspect that there'll be a very nice crowd here tomorrow. There will be a lot of maroon and gold and a lot of Bobcats' hats rooting for us. I don't doubt that one bit.
Junior 1B Paul Goldschmidt
On having played at UFCU Disch-Falk Field before: I think it helps having played here before. The turf is different than some other surfaces around the country. I don't know if it's an advantage or disadvantage for us, I haven't really thought about it. We're just happy to play.
Senior RHP Kane Holbrooks
On the excitement of being in a NCAA Regional: It's an awesome feeling just knowing we made it to the regional. I've never felt this feeling in my life, so I'm pretty anxious to get out there.