Mark Richt slams UGA’s toughness: "We've had some seasons recently where we've had 30 guys injured going into a season, going into a camp, and I'm thinking, 'Well, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I shouldn't be practicing the way we've been practicing. So I tried to change up a philosophy, and I think it backfired. I'm a big enough guy to say it. I made a mistake in that regard."
"We just weren't tough enough (early this season). I felt like we weren't physical enough."
Bobby Petrino calls Auburn game a “15 round title fight” : "I think that's the biggest thing is mentally approach it like a fifteen round title fight where we're going to get some shots in. We're going to hit them hard. We're also going to get hit back so we're going to have to be able to take a shot, concentrate, focus on the next play and play it that way one play at a time."
Chizik’s interesting response during Thursday night radio show when comparing Cam Netwon and Ryan Mallet: "They know how to go from their first-choice to the second-choice (receiver)," Chizik said. "That's what makes great quarterbacks -- not the ones who can hit the guy who is open now, but what happens when your first guy is not open, and the second choice is not open. Then, what do you do with the ball third? You either pull it down and run it, or throw it.”
"In the case of the two, Cam would probably pull it down and run it and Mallett would probably throw it."
Randy Edsall doesn’t like player’s “sense of entitlement” : “Some of these guys, they think they have a sense of entitlement. We’ve done some pretty good things here the last few years, and maybe some of these guys haven’t paid enough of the price that the people in front of them did. And instead of going out and doing it that way, they think they know a little bit more than what they do when they don’t.”
“(Auriemma) said ‘yeah, I had to deal with that for three years.’ All of a sudden, you go to the bowl games and they think I’m just entitled to this. I’m just going to show up and go. Bullcrap. There is no entitlement. You have to work for it and earn it every time.”
Dave Wannstedt calls Syracuse game a must win: "We have to find a way to win this game. Every coach says that the game they are playing is the most important game, but in this case, it really is. We have to go up there and win a conference game and we have a chance to win on the road.”
"We just have to win, period, and build some confidence. I think that is where we are at right now as a team. You give yourself the best chance to win on how you prepare and our guys have prepared good. Our guys are excited about playing, but we've got to transfer practice to the game."
Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi compliments Illinois offense: "They've got a great offense. They've got two big tailbacks that can carry the ball. The quarterback's a great athlete that can run and throw. Their offensive line is physical. They rushed for 280 yards on Penn State. It'll be a challenge to stop the run. It's a combination of a Wisconsin and a Michigan offense."
Gary Patterson concerned about BYU: "They haven't been this way for a long time. Now they're starting to get a spark back, getting guys healthy. Their quarterback [freshman Jake Heaps] is growing up. They're dangerous because they have the personnel that can beat you.They only have one loss [in conference]," Patterson continued. "If they only have one loss at the end of the year they have a chance to win the conference."
Lane Kiffin thinks fast-tempo offense would really hurt USC defense: "People say that. It’s not like we call plays that we think aren’t going to work. We’re always trying to score on offense. As far as up-tempo, as far as no-huddle… Yeah that sounds good and everything, but then you’re putting your defense out there for more plays every game.”
“If you’re not in the huddle, like Oregon does… I think Oregon has maybe run 90 more plays than us in the same amount games. That puts your defense on the field a lot more. With the numbers over there, I don’t know that that would be the best thing to do."