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Coaches Quick Hits

A few interesting quotes from around the country:

Boise State players react: Since Boise State head coach Chris Petersen banned twitter, his players have reacted by placing a whiteboard in the locker room. Players can write anything on the whiteboard, but it has to be under 140 characters (just like twitter). 

Quoting Rich Rodriguez: “We have quite a few guys in very good shape, a handful who are in OK shape and a small handful not ready to play Division I football,”

“Our young guys look like they’ve grown some, gained weight and strength, and some have shaven now for the first time.”

Quoting Kevin Sumlin: (on the first day in full-pads) “Usually the same thing happens every year…Some guys that look good in shorts disappear when we start puting pads on and we’ll never see those guys again, probably until next year.” 

“There are some other guys out here that have surfaced that will run around and hit people and those guys will continue to get better. That’s who we’ll play with.”

Quoting Akron head coach Rob Ianello: ''This is the first time in 23 years that I don't have my own position to coach. 'I am coaching the whole team. I will get a young man from Columbus, from Akron and from Staten Island. How do I get them to come together as a team? It's a challenge and it's fun.''

Quoting Dabo Swinney: "It was a better scrimmage than I expected for the first scrimmage. We had a lot of new guys in action in Death Valley for the first time and we did a lot of mix and matching during the scrimmage. We need to perform better in the red-zone on both sides of the ball."

Quoting Mark Dantonio: "Top to bottom, this is probably as talented a team as we've had" in his time as MSU's head coach.”