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Richt's warning to team, Gary Patterson's new policy, and Saban's mistake

Mark Richt warns team “it could get worse” : “We are where we are. We’re going to have to get better or it’s gonna get worse. It’s not going to stay the same. I told the players, you think it’s bad now; it could get worse.”

“We’re not gonna lose our poise, we’re not gonna lose our integrity. We don’t want to take our frustrations out on anyone, except maybe Colorado. … We just have to keep working hard and keep together. We must stay together.”

Gary Patterson will not talk about future: "I said a little of 'In the future' last week and you can see how well it worked out for us. We're going back to the Gary Patterson philosophy of the seven-day window. We're only talking about the people we need to talk about. I tried to find a way to motivate them after an emotional game against Baylor and changed my philosophy a little bit; and it's kinda like trying to get an extra 10 minutes at the driving range when I was supposed to be doing something else. It just didn't work very well. So we're just going to worry about Colorado State this week."

Nick Saban on mistake of not hiring Urban Meyer when he was at Toledo: "Obviously one of the biggest mistakes I've ever made. I really kind of messed that one up. Terry really interviewed him, that's my wife.''

Mike Stoops says USC made everyone better: "They made everyone better. They made everyone commit to be all in or you're going to get behind. … They raised the bar quite a bit."

Dabo Swinney talks about key to Miami (FL) game: "We’ve got to just try to not give up big chunks of plays. They like to get their offense in chunks. They’ll throw it up and they got really talented wideouts that we’re going to have to do a great job with. The biggest thing is just getting pressure on the quarterback. We’ve definitely got to affect him, not let him get comfortable in the pocket. He likes to be in the pocket. We have to make him get on the run, so to speak.”

Quoting Gene Chizik: “The last 3 weeks have all been different scenarios how we’ve won. We are a beat up football team right now. It’s been a few weeks of physical football. I think Ted has done a great job on defense with our guys. We are knocking balls loose. We are making tough interceptions with the game on the line. We’re putting our money on our d-line. There’s no question about it. If you are really good there, it gets easier on back.” 

Houston Nutt talks about his running backs: “You gotta break glass. Gotta run downhill. You gotta hit it, unless you got a little Dexter McCluster in you. We’ll let him bounce around a little bit, but other than that, you gotta hit it.”