Les Miles says his big brass calls are overblown: "That's overblown. I promise you, it's not in my hat. I don't think I've done anything that 50 or 60 high school coaches in this state wouldn't do. I think if you like football and you've kind of got a feel for some stuff, you let it ride sometimes."
LSU linebacker Kelvin Sheppard presented Les Miles with game ball following 24-17 win over Bama: "How many other coaches would have gone out against Alabama -- in a big-time game like this -- and made those calls? If you asked me, I'd say none."
Mike Stoops describes 42-17 loss to Stanford: "They out-executed us, outplayed us, out-physicalled us, out-coached us. We just got beat by a better team . . . It is a tough matchup with their creativity and ability to play physical."
Jim Harbaugh uses the “R” word following 42-17 win over Arizona: "We're playing for a championship. To get to the Rose Bowl and get to a championship."
Gary Patterson says TCU made a statement with 47-7 win over Utah: "The bottom line is they've put themselves on a different plateau. But they have to finish the season. We can only control what we can control, but I thought they made a statement today."
"This game was about beating Utah. But ... how many times do you get a chance to make a difference?"
Kirk Ferentz talks about 18-13 win over Indiana: "I thought the story line today was (Indiana's) ability to shut us down inside the 20. They rendered us inside pretty much ineffective and that was really the story of the game up until our last series.''
Steve Sarkisian praises Oregon following 53-16 loss: “I understand why they're the No. 1 team in the country. They played like it. They're excellent. Everbody wants to continually talk about their offense. It's not just their offense. They're an exceptional special teams team. We knew that coming in, and they're very good on defense.”