Some interesting quotes from around the country:
Dave Christensen says Wyoming offense will have new look: "I'm not sure we'll get the full effect, but we'll certainly be different offensively than we were a year ago. We've got different personnel now at different positions, so we're going to be able to do more things that we weren't able to do in the first year. We'll be able to implement more this year."
Ohio State OC Jim Bollman describes Tressel: "He's going 5,000 miles an hour. He's been that way ever since I've known him."
Miami (OH) head coach Mike Haywood unsure if his team truly believes: “At the time that game was scheduled, Miami was looked at as a team that was headed in the same direction as Boise State They were accepting all comers at that time. Unfortunately, things changed and took a different course. We’re trying to build it back to where it was at that time.”
“They believe they can compete, but I don’t think they always believe they can win it. We’re trying to build the confidence that you always believe you can win. We want to go in there and play hard and finish plays. We want to become a dangerous football team.”
Quoting Charlie Strong: "We have two goals here. We're going to get our degree from this university and we're going to win some Big East titles. That's going to happen. How soon? We're working to get that done."
Quoting MTSU offensive coordinator Mike Shultz: "I'm an old school guy, so I think you won't know what you have until you get into game two. I could say game one, but I think it takes at least a couple of games for that picture to clear up. I really don't know where we are or how good we are. I just really don't know, but I guess we'll find out soon."
Quoting Western Kentucky head coach Willie Taggart: "First and foremost, I don't care what team it is, I think you've got to have a really solid defense. We're going to try to put our better players on defense. I think defense wins championships and we've got to stop people."
Air Force defensive coordinator / inside linebackers coach Matt Wallerstedt talks about Troy Calhoun: “He’s going to see some things, and he’s got a bright mind. He sees schemes and the flow of the game, and he’s going to put in some great suggestions to us when it’s needed, and sometimes you don’t hear from him.”
Louisville palyer Greg Scruggs describes Charlie Strong: "He's a players' coach. He's intense. He's really in-your-face but, at the same time, he takes care of us ... and that makes it easier to go back out there and really just give everything you have. I really like that style of coaching."
Memphis player talks about DC Jay Hopson: ''One thing he always tells us is you're fighting for your brother next to you. We always break the (defensive) huddle by shouting '11 brothers.' We're 11 brothers, and you'd do anything for your brother.''