During his first spring practice leading the program at ECU, Scottie Montgomery was buzzing around with even more energy you'd expect to see out of a young, first-year head coach.
After practice, he even told reporters afterwards that he was probably going to skip his afternoon five-hour energy shot because he was feeding off the energy from his players and staff.
'Tonight I probably won't be able to get to sleep until 2 or 3 o'clock, and I'm not going to have to take that five-hour energy drink because I do have it...because it comes from our players."
"It comes from guys that want to work hard, it comes from our staff and I couldn't say enough about who they are as people, because it's not easy. But it's not supposed to be easy."
There's an interesting message in there between the lines: hire the right staff and make sure your players bring the energy and you shouldn't need that energy drink.
Having plenty of energy during Montgomery's first season at ECU may be vital to their success come fall with teams like NC State, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech on the non-conference schedule, and trips to USC, Cincinnati, and Temple on the league slate.