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Gary Blair at SEC Media Day

October 25, 2012
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
(photo: Texas A&M Athletics)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair met with the press on Thursday at the annual SEC Basketball Media Day at the Wynfrey Hotel.

Selected quotes are below, courtesy the Southeastern Conference. Photos, video and audio are coming soon.




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On being back in the SEC:

"It's good to be back.  Hopefully we're coming in with a little more ammunition then when I did with Arkansas in '93. There's 14 schools, and we have to learn 12 schools, they only have to learn two, and that means a lot in any sport when all of sudden you have to start preparing for 12 games."

On the challenges for Holly Warlick to replace Pat Summitt:

"You don't replace a hall of famer.  Coaches like that, you go in and try to be the best  you can be.  You try to use the tradition and the name, and the 14,000 people that come to their games.  The difference now is the fans will be able to get Pat's autograph easier. But the important thing is that her presence and the atmosphere will still be there.  You have to build your own legacy.  You have to do it your way."

On their schedule and playing teams in the SEC:

"I'm looking forward to going to the schools, it's going to be fun.  I've said to other people, we have the toughest conference schedule than anyone else.  It's going to be up to us, I guess this is our welcoming gift from the SEC.  We have to accept it, hopefully we will have a better schedule in a few years."


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