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Quick Hits: Mattison, Pasqualoni, Minter, Morris, Spurrier

Greg Mattison explains decision to leave Baltimore for Michigan: “The biggest reason is Brady. I know he's going to win. Michigan is a special place. The longer you're away from it, even when you're in the NFL, it's still Michigan. Every Saturday when we're in our rooms relaxing before the Sunday games, I always watched Michigan. That doesn't leave you."

"When Brady got the job (at Michigan last Tuesday), I said to myself, 'If I'm going to do this, I'm going to do this with Brady. I wouldn't have gone to any other college team. I wouldn't have changed what I was doing for anybody but Brady.

UCONN head coach Paul Pasqualoni explains his offensive philosophy: “The philosophy will be to score, kick or punt the ball over the opponent's 25-yard line every time we have it.”

“It's a complementary game. So I want the offense complementing the defense and I want the defense getting the ball and putting it on a short field for the offense. If you pay attention to those things, you have a chance to have great success. And we'll pay attention to those things and especially turnovers and ball security, because those are big factors in determining winning and losing at any level.”

Rick Minter remembers when Rex Ryan served as his defensive coordinator at the University of Cincinnati: "It's really his bravado that you remember most about Rex. He had our players believing nobody could score on them. There's a fine line between confidence and arrogance, but Rex really doesn't care what other people think. It's just an honest trait, and he has that confidence. He can also laugh at himself."

Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Raheem Morris says Rich Bisaccia left to help him become a head coach: "That shouldn’t surprise anybody. Rich has been one of those fence guys for the last five years. I’m leaving, I’m leaving, I’m leaving, okay, I’m staying.”

"I don’t know that he wants a change of scenery, he wants to be a head coach. In order to do that, he thinks he’s got to go and meet other people, get involved with different organizations. There’s nothing else, I guess, he can do from Tampa. I think it’s a really good move for him.”

Spurrier doesn’t believe his team deserves “much preseason ranking” : “Our guys are not good at handling a lot of success, that’s for sure. I don't think that (USC) coaches will tell them they’re that good. I hope they don't believe it after the last game, and the way we played the last two games, we don't deserve much preseason ranking, I don't think.”