"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Remembering Coach Ray Meyer

If you have not heard, Coach Ray Meyer of DePaul University died at the age of 92. Meyer's Blue Demons battled Marquette for more than 40 years while he was at the helm. He and Marquette coach Al McGuire had some fantastic games over the years between the two schools.

We thought we would share some video of Coach Meyer from 1997 when he was interviewed on his thoughts about Al McGuire. The video is part of a montage of tributes from various head coaches that knew Al as the university retired #77 in his honor on November 21, 1997.

The interview with Meyer shows what a gentle man he was. Though the interview is primarily about Al McGuire, you can not help but really admire coach Meyer. Our sincerest regards to the Meyer family and to the DePaul faithful.

Part One - Ray Meyer interview on Al McGuire

Part Two - Ray Meyer interview on Al McGuire

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