Bill Belichick ’75, head coach for the Super Bowl-bound New England patriots and former Nics resident, had much to say about football during a Monday press conference: his football philosophy, his thoughts on entering his fifth Super Bowl in 11 years, his wide receiver Wes Welker. According to a NY Daily News report, Belichick also found time to slip in a shout-out to Ye Olde Wes in the midst of this footballmania. Asked by an unnamed Connecticut station what he gained from attending Wesleyan (where he played football, lacrosse, and squash and graduated with a BA in Economics in 1975), the coach responded enthusiastically:
A Connecticut television station wants to know what an education at Wesleyan University did for him. “Taught me how to think, solve problems, become independent, things like that,” Belichick says, sensibly.