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This week Porter Moser, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Loyola Univesity Chicago, joins Coach Hawk for a conversation about his path to Loyola and his reasons for remaining loyal to the university amidst opportunities to move to different schools.
Porter details the early seeds he planted with the Loyola Students, Administration, Coaches, and most importantly his Players. Seeds that eventually grew into a harvest of success on many levels, including regularly sold-out games and a monumental Final Four appearance in 2018.
Coach Moser discusses a university's support for a sport leading to a coach's ability to inspire, recruit, and compete at the highest level in Division 1.
Porter shares memories of his mentors, including the great Rick Majerus. He details how taking a step "backwards" to learn as a Majerus assistant at Saint Louis was integral in him being prepared for a return to the position of Head Coach, at a job that was the right fit for him.
Hearing Coach Moser describe the support his team has from the Loyola Chicago student-body clearly shows how proud he is of what they've been able to build. Coach Moser loves his players, staff, university and Chicago in general.
Today's "tip-off" question focuses on the travel schedule for a road game. Hawk breaks down the differences in travel and timing depending on the day of the week and mode of transportation, including a couple of horror stories via bus and commercial air travel.
The "buzzer-beater" discusses the grass of another lawn not always being greener than our own. Sometimes the smartest move is to take a good look at how great our current situation is and have the clarity of perspective to decide to stay where we are and continue the building process where we are valued and understood.