Chip Kelly told Colin Cowherd the Ducks are better than last year: “Our players are really confident in what we’re doing because of how we practice. They have a great understanding of what we are trying to do.”
“I believe we are better overall (than last year). This group of guys, maybe they’ve learned what we want to get accomplished. We’re more on the same page. It’s my second year. There’s a little bit more familiarity. The meetings are shorter. Our coach’s meetings are shorter.”
“To me it’s always about the players. What gets lost is who rates these guys. I know we have players here. Sometimes that 5 star, 4 star stuff is so overblown.”
“We actually practice at a faster tempo that how we play. We try to wear teams down.”
Attention recruits!!! Do not text in front of Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen: “I sat with 2 recruits, where they were sitting where you are sitting, and I’m talking to them about a $60,000 scholarship and they are texting. And obviously, you probably are aware, that didn’t go over real well with me. And their parents were sitting right there next to them. And I told those kids I hope the person on the other end of that line you’re texting has a scholarship for you because I don’t. But that’s how society is now. We would have never thought of doing those things when I was younger. Things are changing. So you have to change with the kids a little bit, too.”
Bo Pelini says Husker missed 28 tackles against Texas: "Might've been the worst tackling game I've ever been a part of."
Joe Paterno says get rid of the facemask: "I've been saying for years, we should get rid of the facemask. ... It's a weapon, guys are fearless."
South Florida offensive coordinator Todd Fitch talks about struggles: “It's a crazy thing, because sometimes you struggle, and you look across the board and boy, this is broke, this is broke, this is broke. You can't run it, you can't throw it, and then you're really frustrated.”
“You look at everything. You look at the run game we're using. There are a couple of things we want to add to it to get the ball in certain spots against the defense. But really, what we're doing with the run game has been fairly efficient overall in the first half of the season. We've worked hard on our play-action game. It was there against Syracuse, we just didn't connect on it. We didn't throw it, we didn't see it, which was a major thing. As you look at the tape, if we hit those play-actions, I think we have a heck of a day. Really, if you said, 'Hey, where has the focus gone?' we've had to look hard at our passing game.”
Harbaugh compare Andrew Luck and wife, says they are both perfect: "I was thinking just the other night that two people in my life, my wife and our quarterback, Andrew Luck, have a lot in common in that they're just both perfect. With most people you say, 'If they only didn't do that. Or they didn't do this.' Or you wish they could do this, or you wish they could do that. But I don't do that with my wife Sarah or Andrew Luck. They are just absolutely perfect the way they are. For football coach that's pretty great -- to have a great wife and a great quarterback."