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Monday afternoon Coaches Quick Hits

Some interesting quotes from around the country:

Duke DC / DL coach Marion Hobby says defense will attack: “We’re going to be aggressive. When you are aggressive, it’s feast or famine sometimes. But we are going to err on the side of aggression. I don’t think we will err on the side of aggression, I know we will.” 

“We’re going to give them different looks. We’re going to be a little unpredictable. We’ve got to frustrate the quarterback – sack hit, hit him, flush him, knock balls down. We’ve got to do a lot of things to frustrate him.”

Sark talks about turnovers: “In winning and losing, there’s no more telling stat than winning the turnover battle leads to W’s. Potentially, a lot of turnovers happen on quarterback sacks, which they aren’t allowed to hit our quarterback right now, so that’s a little hard to tell.” 

“I think our defense is ball hungry. The reason the way they are is by the way we practice. The focus by our defense on the football, now it’s become a focus for the offense.”

Gene Chizik talks about his 2 biggest challenges: “Consistency and wining the penalty battle. That’s it. It’s that simple. That message has been pretty clear to those guys. Overall, it has been a good camp for everybody, but just to say one unit is head & tails above the other…that would be hard for me to say. I think we are on track pretty close to where we envisioned us being.”

Quoting Army OC Ian Shields: “We just want to operate without errors and delays, get off the ball and play with great pad level. Our goal is to be the best turnover team in the country. That’s the main thing. Games early in the season are usually decided by turnovers and the kicking game. If we can master those early in the season, as with anyone in the country, you’ll like those results.”

Florida quarterbacks coach Scott Loeffler says 40-second clock a concern: “Right now, they’re just worried about getting in the right play; get to the line of scrimmage and being able to run our offense before the clock hits zero. They have to get the signal from the sideline, get the wristband call, get in and out of the huddle and fight that 40-second clock. If you don’t own the 40-second clock, the 40-second clock is going to own you.”

Norm Chow doesn’t think Tebow is ready: “I don’t think Vince (Young) was ready because of where he came from. I don’t think Tebow is quite ready because of where he came from. The intricacies of a pro passing game are unbelievable. It takes time. […] They said they were going to change his throwing style and that’s a bunch of bologna. You don’t change, in one summer, the throwing style a guy has been using for 20 years of his life.”

University of Pacific AD Ken Schumann says it’s $17,000 per player: “For every student that we bring in, after you take all the costs, the net revenue generated for the university is a little over $17,000.

Behind-the-scenes highlights from South Florida training camp: