Texas A&M-CC coach drops expletive in hilarious message to team as it prepares for No. 1 Alabama
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi landed in this year’s NCAA Tournament as the champions of the Southland Tournament. After a win in a First Four matchup against Southeast Missouri State, the Islanders now face the task of top overall seed Alabama on Thursday.
It goes without saying that the prospects of the No. 16 seed Islanders toppling a No. 1 seed Tide squad are slim, but Texas A&M-CC head coach Steve Lutz isn’t looking for any griping from his program. During Wednesday’s press conference, Lutz said his message to the team is “Be thankful to be here, and don’t bitch.”
Lutz went on to say Alabama deserves to be the No. 1 seed and play close to home. But, at the end of the day, “everyone in the country and the world would know who we are if we win tomorrow.”
Texas A&M Corpus-Christi’s coach is asked about having to face No. 1 overall seed Alabama in its home state: “I tell our guys, ‘Be thankful to be here, and don’t bitch.'”
— Nathan King (@NathanKing247) March 15, 2023
Steve Lutz on playing #1 Alabama in Birmingham:
“They deserve to have the opportunity to be the #1 seed and play here. But everyone in the country and the world would know who we are if we win tomorrow.”#3SportsBlitz @kiii3sports @kiii3news
— Chris Thomasson – KIII Sports (@ChrisThomasson7) March 15, 2023
As for trying to stop Alabama star Brandon Miller, Lutz joked that he was “kind of hoping” Miller might get the flu. He did make it clear he was not wishing for an illness on anyone.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi head coach Steve Lutz on stopping Brandon Miller:
“I was kind of hoping he’d get the flu [laughing]. Not to wish an illness on the kid…”
— Austin Hannon (@AustinHannonSI) March 15, 2023
Thursday’s matchup between the Islanders and Crimson Tide is set for 2:45 pm ET on CBS.
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A coach who does not speak coach-speak is always refreshing.
Letting a foul word every now and then is what makes Saban, Oats, Smart, Oregeron, and others so endearing; conversely, the saints like Freeze, Malzahn, and Briles such total scumbag hypocrits.
Malzahn a scumbag hypocrite? I mean I know you’re a ridiculously biased and ignorant Alabama fan but what in the world has malzahn ever said or done to be called a “scumbag hypocrite”?
Coached at the barn.
It’s basketball, sorry about those shirts and shorts you have to wear, try to have fun anyway. It’s not pure luck but it’s more luck than football.
Texas A&M CC’s social media team is pretty fun and now I kinda like their coach
still…Tide by 19