Keith Dambrot spoke at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club in Canton today and had a few choice things to say:
On UA sports with soccer, hoops and the addition of Terry Bowden to coach the football team: “We are a true sleeping giant.”
On the new arena: “I think there’s a lot of steam for that… I think it would help us considerably if we were in a different league. It would help us marginally being in the league we’re in. But if we’re in a different league, it changes the whole dynamic.”
On the possibility of changing leagues: “I don’t know for sure because I don’t make those decisions, but I think if football gets turned around, and it will, and we continue to win and we have a new facility at least we (will) have options. At this point we don’t.”
On his contract in the wake of trying to be hired away by Duquesne: “We’re ironing out some things and it probably won’t be done until July.. “They’ve been committed and have taken care of me over the years. I have faith that they will continue to take care of me.”
Egner update: Dambrot said he is cautiously optimistic Josh Egner will get a medical redshirt for last season when he dealt with a persistent back injury. But he emphasized that because it is his back it’s difficult to tell what the NCAA will do.