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Saturday Quick Hits: Rich Rod, Cut, Whitt, Dabo, Tom Herman

Some interesting quotes from around the country:

Rich Rod hoping scrimmage report doesn’t get on the internet: "We hope whatever they see there will stay there. We'll keep things (schemes) close to the vest. We certainly won't show anything that anybody from UConn or the Buckeyes or Sparties or Notre Dame fans will pick up on. We'll keep it close to the vest."

David Cutcliffe talks about Duke’s Friday night scrimmage: “I don’t know if I’ve ever been able to put a team into as many situations as we put them in. The mistakes we made are all correctable mistakes. It’s exactly, exactly, what I said at media day. Exactly. Young players making mistakes and we’re doing that, we’re lessening some of the damage some of them have, but you know what else we’re doing…we have a lot of guy making plays. I saw more plays on both sides of the ball.”

“I thought our defense on the goal line and short yardage was tremendous. Certainly, (it was) pretty consistent in that regard.” 

(Offensively) “Again back to some red zone problems. I’m really disappointed in the kicking game. Something that should be and has been a strength…you know we missed 3 game-winners in those situations. That can’t happen.” 

Quoting Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham: "It was a good camp. I don't know if it's any more injuries than any other year, but it seemed to be more key guys that got injuries this year. So we're working through that."

Quoting Dabo Swinney: “It would be hard to get more competitive reps than what we get. That’s what we feel makes us better. Once you get into the season, you have a limited amount of that.”

“The defensive line gets better against a good offensive line; the offensive line gets better. The receivers get better because we have a bunch of guys that are going to be playing the NFL in that secondary.

Paul Johnson invited Belichick: Bill Belichick spoke to the Georgia Tech team on Friday.

Iowa State offensive coordinator Tom Herman talks about the Cyclones offense: