Some interesting quotes from around the country:
Doc Holliday jokes Herd must quit playing intramural football: "We talked as a staff (Sunday) night that we've got to quit playing intramural football and start getting the guys that are going to play against the Buckeyes and those people down the road ready to play.”
"There's probably seven to eight freshmen that we've got to get ready to play. We got some young kids that we have to get ready to play, get them more reps and get them going."
Larry Fedora hanging hat on 3 things: “The three things that we have preached are playing smart, fast and physical. Those are the three things were are hanging our hats on this season. That is who we want to be. The good thing is the guys are buying into it. It’s not easy to do, but the guys are buying into it.’’
Mack Brown wants preseason games: “We’d like to have preseason games. We’d know a whole lot more about ourselves then than we will in the opener. When fans see us play Rice, that’s the first time we’ve seen some of these guys in front of a big crowd. That’s why openers scare you.”
Late night comments from Les Miles on losing QB Zach Lee to Los Angelos Dodgers for $5.25 million: “This was a very personal decision for Zach and his family. This opportunity was just too difficult to pass up. We wish Zach and his family the very best. He’s an outstanding young man and we hope he develops into a great Major League pitcher.”
Kyle Parker signs with Rockies: Parker signed a contract including a $1.4 million signing bonus, but will play football at Clemson this season.
Bret Bielema better with the media: “I think I’ve probably — in the last five years — realized more and more how much it doesn’t do good to try and restrict (media access) and make your guys’ job more difficult.”
Les Miles likes his freshman class: "You know what? This class is so good, it's worth the heat.”
Stever Spurrier likes his offensive line: “They’re bigger and stronger. I really think our line is going to play better this year.”
David Cutcliffe talks after Duke’s first scrimmage of camp: “Sean Renfree, I thought, played well, especially without the services for a good bit of time from some of his better receivers, and some banged up receivers. Just his total command of the offense is pretty amazing. I knew he was good in that regard, and here is the thing you’ve got to take your hat off to Sean for at this point: here’s a guy who has been out physically for a long time. What I can tell is he has absolutely studied and worked mentally, and he hasn’t missed a lick in that regard. He’s done a tremendous job in understanding what we want a quarterback to do. He’s throwing the ball well; he’s doing the physical things. But just the mental aspect of the game is what I’m most pleased with Sean about.”
Southern Miss offensive coordinator Blake Anderson talks about his QB Austin Davis: "He's a man. He's 220 pounds and he can bench press the building and throw it through a brick wall."
Quoting Memphis head coach Larry Porter: "I thought the defense ruled (Monday) morning; they had great intensity. Their effort and attitude was phenomenal. On offense, we were inconsistent. There were too many (mistakes). Our O-line, the ones that we have, you can't ask for more from those guys in the way they are practicing and fighting through. We've just got to get our skill players more consistent. Drops and fumbles and things like that we can't tolerate."
North Texas offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Canales mic'd up: