2010 Coaches Quick Hits

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Wednesday July 8, 2009

Coaches work camp in Hawaii: Norm Chow (UCLA), Brian Cabral (Colorado), Steve Kaufusi (BYU), Kalani Sitaki (Utah), Mike Cavenaugh (Oregon State), and Villiami Tuivai (Boise State) worked the All-Poly camp in Honolulu recently, where 250-300 campers were in attendance.

Watch UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisal give impressive speach to a large group of recruits. "90 % of you would be in majors that are in the top 10 in the country, but also 6 miles to the ocean, 3 miles to Santa Monica, a mile to Beverly Hills. I'm tellin' you, it's special. I'm telling' you, this is going to be the place." Link...

USC coaches get 35 days off: According to a June 30th report on USCRipsIt.com , "Coaches just broke from their afternoon staff meeting in triumphant joy. It's now summer break. They're now off for all of July and don't have to report back until a staff meeting until Aug. 5, giving them much-deserved time to spend with their families and go on vacation. They might sprinkle in a few in-office days during the next month, but for the most part, they're good as gone until the first week of August. "It's been a long haul, these 11 months," Coach Carroll told his assistants today. "Let's enjoy this time off. We've got to get mentally right and charged up."Link...

The Manning Passing Academy starts Thursday in Louisiana. We hear quarterbacks Colt McCoy, Sam Bradford, and Jevan Snead are among the many college players that will serve as instructors to the campers this year.

Texas A&M lays off 17 athletic department employees: That was the situation last week at Texas A&M, where athletic director Bill Byrne had to lay off 17 athletic department support personnel in an effort to reduce the athletic budget by $4.5 million for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Link...

Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh visits Peru: In Peru, Harbaugh helped build shelters for the poor, teamed with fellow humanitarians to put a roof on an orphanage and packed bags of food that could feed a family for nearly a month. Link...