Dave explained the recent development. "After Coach Cronin talked to Tim (Swanger), he was looking for a guy he was comfortable with. I worked with Scott Greenawalt last year and learned what he had to teach. He (Greenawalt) and Mick had a good relationship, and I think that helped the situation."
There will have to be some adjustment since Andrews has spent much of his time with the football squad since joining the staff in June of 2005. Dave explained the plan. "To get anyone strong, the basic core things will be the same, but the conditioning will obviously be different. If we need to go out and research some new things, we'll do that too. But Coach Cronin and I have talked, and we plan on going to a few different places this summer. We're excited about getting the newcomers in here."
The Ohio State graduate knows this is a great career opportunity and sounds as if he's in Cincinnati for the long haul. "We're really excited. We love it here in Cincinnati. My wife and I just bought a house. I'm really glad to be a Bearcat. It's been great being involved with football and now getting involved with basketball is going to make it an exciting year for me."
In basketball, Dave will have far fewer athletes, but the majority of them will be new to the University. Dave wasn't concerned about the many new faces. "There will be a lot of new guys, but I'm familiar with them through the recruiting process. Paul Ivkovich and Curtis Bostic will be helping me out, and I'm going to lean on them for help. When we get down there, we're going to go."
We had to put Dave between a rock and a hard place with the next question. So who's tougher- the football players or the basketball guys? He was diplomatic with his answer. "That depends on the lift. Those basketball guys have been getting after it, and they continue to impress me with their work ethic."
Dave wanted Bearcat fans to remember one thing about him. "It's all business. You can be sure we're going to work harder than any other team." Watching Dave work at football practice over the last two springs, I have no doubt he's telling the truth.