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Quick Hits: Spurrier, Fitz, Tubs, and Hazell

Classic quote from Steve Spurrier: “Randy Shannon had the No. 1 recruiting class in 2008, Urban Meyer had the No. 1 class last year. Both those guys are working television.”

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald has his own style: “The old phrase is ‘It is what it is.’ I tell the kids the truth. I tell them what they need to hear, not what they want to hear. I learned that from Randy [Walker] and Gary [Barnett.]”

“I just loving giving kids an opportunity to come see our program. Humbly, an opportunity to give a kid a $55,000 scholarship a year to come to Northwestern. That’s a life-changing experience for a kid. That’s a pretty humbling responsibility. I get that power of influence. I like building relationships with kids, and I like getting to know their families, and I love getting out to talk to high school coaches. Yeah, I love it. I love everything aspect of it. Everything. Love it.”

Kent State head coach Darrell Hazell explains his recruiting philosophy: ''There are 719 schools in the state of Ohio. 'If you can't get three-fourths of your class from your own backyard, then you're not doing your job. Our staff's motto is to always take care of your backyard, and that's what we did.''

Tommy Tuberville signed the first ever Top 20 class at Texas Tech: "We had no problem selling Lubbock and the community and West Texas and the Big12. There is a lot of interest in that. The thing you do run into -- and we went to other conferences, and we competed against some of the so-called big boys in this country in college football. We beat them some, they beat us some.”