Charlie Coles Quotes

Charlie Coles (February 6, 1942 – June 7, 2013) was an American college basketball coach and the former men's basketball head coach at Miami University and Central Michigan University.

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“I would have liked to play Tuesday night; it won't be an excuse. When you're playing well, you want to play more and practice less.”

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“We need to be confident in a hostile environment. That Buffalo crowd can get to you, and we want our players to play with confidence. We need to execute our offense, and sometimes that's tough to do with the type of environment their crowd creates.”

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“At this time of the year, it comes down to energy or enthusiasm or whatever you want to call it. That's the key for both teams.”

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“What it's basically saying is that most of us want to pass things on, but our accountability is very, very important. It's easy to read and spells out everything. I think it's a good book for sports, because it helps you deal with what can I do and what can I do to make my teammates better.”

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“They threw the wild card at us, Muhammad. He was definitely the MVP for this game; there's only one vote and I have it.”

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“We're a team, right now, that can't handle when people are out. I think our starting five would be pretty doggone good. I don't know if our top 10 or 11 would match up with other teams.”

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“Bowling Green has always been a nemesis for us and they have a lot of fight in them. We came out and I thought we played well. And I'll take it. I know the Falcons will be waiting for us when we go up there.”

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“We need to forget about the last four games.”

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“We should be OK next year, but we have to replace Hatcher; that's going to be the key. He took a team that wasn't very good and made them good. I never got so much mileage out of a guy. He probably played more minutes than anybody in the league.”

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“Leon Williams, in the middle, presents a problem. He can score, and he shoots a high percentage. We can't allow him to have a 20-point ballgame. We can't give him easy shots.”

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“That's Muhammad. I see what he meant now, because he always goes.”

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“This was a great accomplishment for the seniors, to go out with a win. They're second to Kent, and it's a close second.”

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“We will have to play our best defensive game of the year, and we need to hit our open shots.”

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“We have to play great defense. I think the constant with all teams is how well they can defend.”

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“We have to cut our turnovers down and make them earn their baskets against our half-court defense.”

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