Some interesting quotes from around the country:
Quoting Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster: "You've got to be a smart guy to play major college football. The old adage of the old dumb jock and all that stuff? You can do that. You're going to get weeded out here. ...
"We're not a simple defense. We hope we look simple, but we're very complex in a lot of things that we do, and you've got to be able to make split-second decisions. Effort's half the battle, but doing it the right way and doing your assignment, that's the other half. You can't have just one or the other."
Quoting Boston College head coach Frank Spaziani: "We're getting the foundation. Last year we were brought into the emergency room in critical condition, and we survived, but we're in intensive care now and we still have medicine to take.”
"We're still building. ... We have enough players to win. We have a great coaching and support staff, but we we still have to overcome a lot of things. We're building our way toward the future."
Quoting Nick Saban: “I think if you watch these guys punt in specialty before practice, you would say that ‘Man, where did you get those guys. But they’ve got to learn to take that to the game. They have to learn to take it when it’s live bullets come rushing at them and trying to stay with them. I think it is just going to be experience for them and confidence and trusting in the people that are blocking for them.”
Quoting Virginia offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor: "Part of our job is to push them. We've got to keep pushing and stuffing information in there like it's a balloon, and you just don't know how far it can go. Then when it's done, you've got to make them believe it's not done. They can do more."
Marshall head coach Doc Holliday talks about Willy Korn’s switch from QB to safety: “His dream was to be a quarterback. We all have dreams. Unfortunately, his dream didn't come true.”
Quoting ULM Todd Berry: "I think that we are getting there. As I just explained to them, every time that you do something new there are some anxieties about it. What a grown man does is they don't fear the unknown. This is a whole different routine than what they are used to and it is hard and we go fast. ... This is not supposed to be fun and it's not supposed to be easy. This is supposed to be camp."
LA Tech head coach Sonny Dykes names Steven Ensminger starting quarterback: "We felt like it was the best time to name him the starting quarterback. There is still a possibility that it could change but he has done enough to distance himself from the other quarterbacks. We need time to invest a number of reps in our starting quarterback and want to do that as quickly as possible. By naming Steven our starter now, he will have some extra time to make sure he is on the same page with the rest of our offense.”