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2010 Coaches Quick Hits

Monday August 17, 2009

UCONN practice film:Video...

Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian post-practice:Video...

Temple practice film:Video...

Tonight is Monday Night Football at the Coliseum for USC: You think the players are pumped up? You gotta see this. Video...

Miami player compares Randy Shannon to Frank Haith: Tight end Jimmy Graham, the 6-8, 260-pound ex-power forward, comparing football coach Randy Shannon and basketball coach Frank Haith: "Randy Shannon is a very disciplined man but so is Coach Haith. They don't really take crap from anybody. They demand respect from their players, and we give it to them. Coach Haith is a no-nonsense guy, and so is Randy Shannon.''

Very good article on Nebraska defensive ends coach John Papuchis: “When you listen to (young) coaches, it's not so much that they don't have the knowledge, but will they have the confidence to speak with authority and set the atmosphere of leadership? To me that was pretty clear last year,” said Brown, who got his first coaching gig in 1982, four years after Papuchis was born. “He's a confident guy.” Link...

Weird quote from Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh: The Cardinal returned to campus Saturday after practicing at Palo Alto High for five days. Harbaugh's assessment of the first week: "We're getting that fur flying, more cold-blooded, businesslike."

Oregon State defensive coordiantor had offer to join Butch Davis' staff: When North Carolina coach Butch Davis flattered Banker two winters ago by offering him the UNC defensive coordinator's job, Riley sweated it out. "Only Mark knows how close he came, but that one really scared me,'' said Riley. Link...

North Carolina Central practice film:Video...

Quoting LA Tech head coach Derek Dooley: "The team dynamic and the mental approach to the game is more important than anything you can do," Dooley said. "I've spent more energy and worrying about our team, our chemistry, their minds than any other thing. "I love Xs and Os, but I also know that really isn't going to win. I've been pleased with our guys. They are a close group. They are in it for the right reasons. They want to do well, they want to win. When you have that as a base, you have a chance." Link...

Greg Schiano on freshmen enrolling early: "I definitely think it is the way of the future, I don't suggest it. I think it is an independent decision. Don't mistake that for I don't like it, because the guys that want to do that - it's the chicken or the egg. The guys that want to start early, are so driven and so focused that it is not a shock that they play early. It kind of goes hand in hand. So far, that has been the way it has been for us. You look at Andre Civil and Andre tweaked his hamstring, but he was doing very well early on. Clearly a benefit of a whole spring semester. It can really help them. The thing I make them promise me if they are going to do that is you're going to go back for your prom and you're going to back and walk at graduation. When I was younger, I used to not really think those landmarks were important, but as you get older, times flies. You better make sure you memorialize those things that are important. They promise me that, so as long as they do that, I'm OK with it."