Virginia baseball coach Brian O'Connor-6/14
Tue, 14 Jun 2011|
CSN Washington dot com. Well -- Chris Taylor indeed doing the honors as you'd be advances to the college World Series continuing on that journey for a national championship. For more on that the road to Omaha would bring in the head coach of the Cavaliers. Brian O'Connor coach first of all. Congratulations. -- take me through the emotions of Monday and now how do you just turn around and to prepare for Sunday's game up in Omaha. Look Christmas Monday's win was unbelievable really probably the most historic win in or. Baseball programs history and just you know the fact that you know Omaha was on the line in that ball game in. We were down to two outs and two strikes on our on our hitters didn't have played a runner on base at all and we got two consecutive hits and a walk in and I'm Chris Taylor and still walk off single scored two. It was just incredible. It was. Very emotional day for players and coaches and something that will always remember and you know it kept our dreams alive have happened a chance to winning a national championship game. Released Thursday to have outfield -- to start that. Final journey. Has a situation like this ever happened to you as a player or coach before what happened Monday. Now it it really hasn't not true war what was on the line sure losing games I've coached in our power play didn't do where -- -- down your final out -- found a way to win it. But it never before with what was at stake you know the fact that we're the number one team in the country and the number one national seed in this tournament and to winning team like that at home and that kind of fashion which is something that's you probably never get to experience again. RC going back to Omaha you -- a pitcher at Creighton in your college days but. I don't think there's any other coach that knows about Omar -- -- than you. I know you're gonna miss Rosenblatt stadium what kind of lessons did you learn the last time you were there at the World Series -- apply this year. Well let's -- great question. You know we went there in 2009. It was the first time University of Virginia never bend Omaha off the World Series and you know everything was new for our players they didn't know what to expect it was new for me as a head coach I've been there -- a player and played in -- as an assistant coach resident Notre Dame. But you know is a new experience. And now you know half of our team this year was there in an O nine and so they know what to expect they know. Wednesday's circus that is the college World Series and everything that goes along with it. And so now -- -- hopeful that. Don't be able to concentrate on what's really the most important thing and that's those nine innings -- -- point between those white lines. Full process continues the journey continues Sunday 1 PM central time against cal. From a sycamore to a blue Jay -- I wish you the very best of luck bring home -- national championship. Thanks a lot -- appreciate it. CSN Washington dot com.