A couple points. First, he mentioned the Air Force transfer. That should be a recruiting template for every Norwich sport, the others more than hockey. Go to the academies, to VMI and The Citadel, and recruit kids who want to be at a military school but just missed being part of a DI program. It's a win for everybody. The teams get players who were just outside the cut of being a DI talent. The kids get to play their sport and attend a military school. And the school adds more Corps kids to the teams who boost Corps interest and therefore school pride.
Two, I liked the story he told of his first team being only .500 but one of the best he coached. It puts into perspective the idea of building a program and a legacy as opposed to each season being independent of each other. For example, my senior year in high school we played for a state championship in baseball, which was farther than any team in any sport at my school ever advanced. And while we got the credit, we were only there because when we were freshmen the seniors indoctrinated us into how we do things as a program and how we win. We should expect to win. So three years later, they weren't there at the state championship, but they were a major reason we were there. I think McShane was right on in analysing how standards and attitudes build on each other and that's what builds a program over the years.
And finally, minor pet leave, but it annoys me how we hang the National Championship banners in Kreitzberg, divided by the scoreboard. I always find it more impressive when you slam them together. But, like I side, minor pet peave.