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Quick Hits: Les Miles, Randy Edsall, Paul Johnson, David Lee

Quoting LSU head coach Les Miles: “The perimeter of perception is not really what’s going on. I just think we were very, very close to being the style of football team that we want to be.”

Quoting Maryland head coach Randy Edsall: “The bottom line is, in coaching and in life, it’s about taking people’s talents and getting the most out of them with what their strengths are in order to win, and that’s what we did."

Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson blames himself: “The bottom line, when it’s said and done, I’ve got to do a better job. We’ve got to do a better job as coaches to make the thing happen.”

“I think we had some kids who were talented, but I think you have to mesh together as a team and you have to gel. That’s why I said during the year that I was frustrated because I’m accountable for creating that and I didn’t create it for whatever reason.”

Quoting Ole Miss offensive coordinator David Lee: “My best friend in this world is Houston Nutt.”

“My philosophy is to be diverse. The defense has the advantage when they blitz.”

“I’m not being critical of Urban Meyer, I love him, but it looked like they tried to put a square peg in a round hole this year. We have to find out what we can do best. We have to find out who is going to be our quarterback.”

(on fast tempo) “We called it “Red Ball” with the Dolphins. The defense can’t huddle. They gotta get a call. I think it’s here to stay.”

“I’ve been around a lot of great head coaches, Houston Nutt is the best motivator of men I’ve ever been associated with. His Thursday night meetings, he won’t let the coaches in there, but they’ll be climbing the walls.”

(on if he will call the plays) “Yep. 100%.”

“I don’t know what’s fair to expect. I asked Houston if we have enough. He said, ‘I believe we do.’ That’s what the SEC is all about.”