Doc Sadler addressed the media on Friday.
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Doc Sadler Addressed the Media on Friday Afternoon

By NU Athletic Communications

Doc Sadler addressed the media on Friday afternoon.

Opening Statement

"Listen, I can't tell you how much I appreciate you coming over today. Obviously, you're not looking at one of the smarter guys in this business, but you're looking at a guy that tried. When I met with some of you guys last night, I really didn't think this was going to happen. You can probably sit there and say, 'you're right; you're not one of the smartest guys.' But it's good to know you're wife isn't real smart either. I got through meeting with Coach (Osborne), and I was going to meet with the coaches and I texted her: 'hey, this things over.' She texted me saying, 'does that mean we are fired?' I text her back, 'Yeah, that's the way I took it.'  So it's good to know that Tonya and I are both are a lot alike.

"Six years ago when I came here, I meant what I said. I came here to do a job and this is where I wanted to be. That hadn't changed, until today... Some of you people I see in the back are making me cry and I'm not ashamed of it really because you are friends. I came here in August (of 2006) and knew it was going to be tough. It's something as I've told you before, I wanted to do. I wanted to be that guy that won the first NCAA tournament game (at Nebraska). And it didn't happen. That's the bottom line. We can all sit here and talk about this, that or whatever and it all comes down to winning and that's what it should come down to.

"I met with Coach Osborne at about 1:15 p.m., I guess. We had a good visit. I understand where he's at. He's got a job to do. I told him I didn't agree with it. I didn't agree with everything about it. But at the same time, I respected his opinion because all of us in this room know one thing: that Coach Osborne is always going to try and do what's best for the University of Nebraska. That's why he's a special guy.

We got some special qualities, too. It just hurts just to not be able to finish something. Saying that, I've got a son who's going to be a freshman at Nebraska next year. He's probably mad because he ain't going to have good football tickets. I still know some players. They can probably put him on the basketball pass list. But this is a very, very special place. It's been a great, great place for the Sadlers. It's one that we'll always remember. Any Questions?"

(Sadler opens the floor for questions and none were asked)
"None. Appreciate you. Thank you. Have a good day."


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