WCC preview: Coaching quotable

An assortment of quotes from each of the nine coaches at the recent WCC Media Day:

BYU's Dave Rose: “Brandon Davies, Noah Hartsock, Charles Abouo, they’ve played in big games, made winning plays in games, and we will play through our posts as we start the season.”

Gonzaga's Mark Few: “[Robert Sacre] is a phenomenal leader, plays the game with a lot of passion, and he’s true blue Zag all the way through. I just hope he has a fantastic senior year. He deserves it.”

Loyola Marymount's Max Good: “If [Ashley Hamilton] gives all that he’s got, he can be one of the premier players in our league.”

Pepperdine's Marty Wilson: “I can guarantee our guys will play hard, will play smart and play together.”

Portland's Eric Reveno: “Tim Douglas as a freshman gave us outstanding games and was a sparkplug, and now we’re looking for consistency.”

Saint Mary’s Randy Bennett: “Rob [Jones] has improved significantly from last year to this year. The areas are not just skill-wise. It’s composure, leadership and being able to bring it every day.”

San Diego Bill Grier: “[Ken Rancifer] is in better shape. His nickname is ‘Flash.’ I’m hoping for something like ‘Marathon’ Rancifer.”

San Francisco's Rex Walters: “We have a chance to play with what I think is the Big Three. Let’s be honest. The Big Three is BYU, Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s.”

Santa Clara's Kerry Keating: “[Kevin Foster] is able to get his shot off against pressure just as easily as he does when he’s wide open.”