for my personal best, id have to pick winning 5 championships in d1 tark, in a span of 9 seasons. doing so as a rookie is what makes it particularly special to me. i spent 4 seasons at my first d1 school ever, moved up to colorado, who hadnt made the NT in 5 seasons or something like that, and then after 2 seasons of rebuilding, we started our 5/9 run - seems about the fastest path to a great run you could have. the first title of that run is by far the single title i am most proud of, because the team just wasnt very good. they were questionably in the top 25, i doubt many humans would have included us in a hand-made top 25. i was just hoping to get my first d1 NT win (making the 2nd round), pretty crazy to get the first win and first title in the same season. i remember in the 2nd round as a 1 seed (we were 34-1 on the season in the end), being so much less talented than my opponent, i just couldnt believe how good d1 teams were. i was still a rookie, it blew me away that an 8 seed could be that talented. i thought i was dead in the water! anyway, the rest of the titles were fun too but the teams were SO much better it wasnt even close, so that first one is the one that has always stuck with me. a lot of the key players, i hadn't even recruited, there were like 3-4 seniors who were a vital part - to me, that makes it more special, not less, because the quality of my recruiting was higher , and i had to make the best of what i had (actually my recruiting was worse, i only brought in 1 high end player and he didnt even start. but the next round at colorado and the ones at a&m, i recruited much better players).
5/13/2013 6:59 AM (edited)