MD Anderson Proton Therapy Showcase: Day 1
MD Anderson Proton Therapy Showcase - Houston, Texas (Reliant Stadium)
Texas vs. UCLA - Dec. 8, 4:15 p.m. CT (ESPN)
Sheldon McClellan Homecoming Diary
It feels great to be back in my hometown of Houston. This place made me who I am today. I haven’t been back since July. I have a ton of great memories from this city, including a great four years at Bellaire High School which is just miles from here in Reliant Stadium.
I’m really excited to be playing in this stadium setting. The last time I was here was three years ago for a Texans game. But I’ve never played in such a wide-open venue like this. It’s a little intimidating, but also really cool. I can’t imagine what it’s like to play a football game here.
What I’m most excited for is to see my family. I was able to get 20 tickets for the game. My mom’s going to be here, my cousins and some friends. I haven’t seen some of them in over a year. It will be exciting to play in front of them again. They barely have to waste any gas money and I get much more pumped for tomorrow’s game. Hopefully I can put on a good performance for them.
Hook ‘em Horns!
On the team: We have been a team all year. We have practiced well. That is probably what has us baffled the most - we have not played the way that we have in practice. It may have something to do with things not going exactly the way we wanted, guys then start to look around like, ‘what’s next.’ We have addressed those things. We are getting better but we need to do what we do in practice then we will be okay.
On the biggest change to be made: Consistency is what we need as team. It is important to know what you are going to get everyday. If we can get consistency and them doing what we have seen them do at one time, we can get where we want to go. We have got to have everyday guys that we know what we are going to get
On implementing the ball screen in the last game: When we went to that we were down (against Georgetown). We were trying to get to a quicker offensive but it was a game adjustment. There are a lot of things that we can do offensively. We go in each game with a game plan but things do not always go that way, you have got to adjust. We thought that is what we needed to do to win the game, so that is what we did.
On getting the team to start quicker: We have encouraged them to be aggressive, to take shoots. Against Georgetown, there were seven turnovers in the first eight possessions. You are not going to see the ball go through the net if you do not shoot it. We have told them this. I would rather see us shoot the ball as opposed to turning the ball over.