He’s leaning on the players (to lead) more than he did my first two years. If Derrick Randall doesn’t do something right, he’s like, ‘Dane, why didn’t he do this?’ It’s not so much him yelling at individuals. It’s more him looking to the leaders. That’s what good teams do.
— Mike Poole talks about Coach Rice at Big East Media Day. Jerry Carino has the full story, including Rutgers being picked 11th in the coach's poll. Meanwhile, Jaden Daly has a ton of quotes from Mike Rice, including, "If I have underclassmen fixing the problems, it's better than me fixing the problems because it comes from your peers."