While sports information director Kevin Lorincz introduced Steve Pikiell as new Rutgers basketball coach, university president Robert Barchi sat on the edge of his chair with a message he wanted to deliver.
Three hours after Barchi led a unanimous Board of Governors approval, he delivered a notable comment to the horde in attendance at Pikiell's press conference.
"I just want to say a few things about how we got to this point. We go back three months ago. In the last three months we've really pretty much taken a new look at sports here at Rutgers, with hiring Pat Hobbs as our AD, hiring a new head football coach, and finishing the Trifecta today with a new basketball coach. I couldn't be more delighted. I have to say that the hiring of the basketball coach is 100% the job of the AD."
Scout's Brian Dohn and Sam Hellman break down the meaning behind Barchi's words and if a more committed university toward athletics is possible after the Pat Hobbs takeover.