A couple of interesting quotes from Monday afternoon:
Quoting Derek Dooley: "If a trashcan is supposed to be facing a certain way in the building and it stays in that area, that's what I expect. And if it's not, then I'm going to be on somebody.
"I make mistakes all the time, but if it's not fourth-and-1 everyday you come to work, then you're not doing your job right. Fourth-and-1 for the national championship everyday -- that's how it's got to be."
Quoting Jimbo Fisher: (Fisher backs former DC Mickey Andrews) “I don’t know that it was a fundamental problem. You’re talking about one of the greatest coordinators in college football history. And he had one year where his stats didn’t match. I mean, that’s – sometimes things happen. We’re different philosophically in that we’re more zone-oriented now, we’re more read-oriented – not as penetrating. Teams [that] still do the penetration, play man, are very successful … [it was] just one years.”
Quoting Rick Neuheisel: "When we went to play Tennessee there were 102,000 people signing 'Rocky Top' in unison literally singing 'Rocky Top.' It was a spectacle and that goes on at every venue in that part of the country. There's no reason we can't get there on this side. We just have to continue marketing ourselves and creating an event that people can't see themselves missing. Certainly the caliber of the athlete is up to snuff. All you have to do is look at NFL rosters to see that, but we have to go out and brand ourselves as the top spot rather than just saying we're just stuck in the time zone that's inconvenient."
"There's no question that everybody feels very good about their chances in this conference the last time we go as the Pac-10. Every game is going to be close, every game's gonna be hard fought, so if you're well coached, you don't beat yourself, and you have a good kicking game…and fortunately that's a huge strength for us, you're gonna be tough to beat and that's where we've got to start."