Today was the introductory press conference for the newly minted Iowa State coaching staff. This weekend, new Cyclones coach Kevin Dresser filled out his staff with Derek St. John, followed by Brent Metcalf and Mike Zadick. Below are some of the best quotes from the presser, with the full video at the bottom, courtesy of IA Wrestle.
Dresser on the whole staff being former Hawkeyes"
We've got three guys that grew up wearing black and gold, that's the elephant in the room right? And we've got three guys that look pretty daggone good in cardinal and gold right now.Kevin Dresser on getting Zadick to Virginia Tech:
I chased Mike Zadick out of the mountains, literally.Zadick on the Cyclones' 2017 NCAA finish:
57th in the country right now, there's a lot of work to do.Metcalf being understated:
Iowa State, heck yeah. Let's go do it.Mike Zadick quoting his brother Bill:
If you think you're getting Mike out of the mountains, you're gonna have to bomb him, cause he aint leavin'Zadick on their goals as a team:
I'm not worried about Iowa, I'm worried about Penn State.Dresser on his newest staff member
Is Metcalf one of us? Darn straight.Dresser when asked about practices:
This is kind of my dream team here, so I'll step back and watch em go.Metcalf on coming from USA Wrestling
When you give your word that you're gonna do something, it was hard for me to go back on that.Dresser on coaching upperweights:
These guys can coach 100 pounders and 500 pounders.Zadick on him coaching heavyweights:
The whole, big guy needs a big guy coach, or big guy needs a big guy to work out with, that's bologna to me.