Jerry Kill takes the field Saturday afternoon for the first time as the head foootball coach for the University of Minnesota when his team opens at USC.
The truck is packed and on it's way and Kill held his Tuesday presser just a few minutes ago.
A couple of quotes from Kill...
"There's nothing like game day...I might be the only coach in the country who videos the sideline; I want to see how people act."
"Their focus has been very good...We still have so much to learn as a football team...It's new to everybody."
"We'll know a lot about our team when we play USC. We have to make sure we're prepared for the Big Ten."
"Everybody on our football team has to be a leader right now...I don't judge anybody until your back's against the wall."
"You learn about who your true leaders are when you deal with adversity - anyone can jump in the fox hole when the going is good."
"We're not going to build a program on sand, we're going to build it on concrete - that's how you build a program."
"Any coach in America will say there's an art to scheduling; there's an art to turning a program around."
"This is the way I'm going to do it, and I ain't changing!"
Regarding USC specifically, Kill offered,
"They're USC...They're going to have 500 tailbacks lined up and they all can play"
"Mis-alignments and mis-assignments will beat you long before mis-matchups"