Imagine a Big Ten basketball coach inviting a wide-eyed young sportswriter from the college newspaper into his office to listen quietly as his staff discussed the scouting report for its NCAA tournament game against Notre Dame.
It wouldn't happen today, but it did nearly 40 years ago when Johnny Orr was getting ready to coach the Michigan Wolverines against Digger Phelps and the Fighting Irish down in beautiful Tuscaloosa, Ala., in March of 1974.
One of Michigan's assistant coaches - it may have been Jim Dutcher - suspected that Notre Dame star Adrian Dantley had trouble going to his left, so the Wolverines were going to overplay him to his right and slow him down.
Johnny loved that piece of information. "Jimmy!," he exclaimed to the young sportswriter, "We're gonna drill 'em!"