Listen: Gary Bell, Gary Bill Ty, Joliet discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Fox sports radio and the iheartradio app during my lifetime. I think there's probably let's see i'm forty three and so there's there's there's moments that you remember about the final four. They're special teams that are unique and one of those teams the fighting the line. That was an incredible team. They were the first team when they lost north carolina. It was a two thousand five national champs game in saint louis. I remember it because it was. I think it was the first time i was actually sent to cover which is kind of cool and i was sitting courtside extra michelle beedle as first time i met her and i said before the game she's like disease have any chance and i was like if they take like forty three's they got a good shot and sure enough. They took forty forty. Three's and nearly won the game and that team was really transformative in college basketball. One of the stars team is now assistant coach at gonzaga roger pal now. He joins us in the all ball podcast. How are you. I'm doing good. How about yourself good. <hes> i want to get to that fighting the line i team. I wanna talk about about your post illinois playing career but you're from j. town so look. Here's here's what i know about about joliette illinois k. I'll give you the short short quick version. My teammate at notre dame was named was named bell man burt jerry bell gay g bell and gary bell was listed. I believe it like six eight and he was at best six five but in today's in today's n._b._a. He'd be nasty because he was like an undersized for left handed long arms. Whatever but i rolled up to the coca cola all american game my senior year in high school and i walked in the gym and they set up as an indianapolis at the time is run by bob knight's son and i remember like i was excited because i'd sign a plate notre dame and gary bell was actually the highest rated recruit and i was like where's gary belt like right there like nano. No no that guy is like six four gary bell anyway <hes> and then <hes> yeah so that that's my first joliet memory. What was it like growing up in joliet illinois. Oh man joe. It's funny. You mentioned gary bell you know. He was definitely one of those guys that i grew up in g._i. Hi watching play and you know juliet is if the suburbs congo you about forty minutes away <hes> so you know you kind of have your own you know joliet swag you know because we go up to kaga you play against the with the us julian. We always enjoy it. We always had to shoulder but that being said we have to really talented players. <hes> you know in in the suburb area so growing up there man you know just you know it was just a form of fried and <hes> <hes> form of you and just trying to carry on a legacy. You know all of all the good basketball players that came from joliet. My dad was one of them. You know gary bill ty caller would have played at wisconsin.."