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2010 Coaches Quick Hits

Saturday August 22, 2009

Urban Meyer talks about Ron Zook era, Zook responds: "When we first got here five years ago they had freshmen in a separate locker room and it was a bunch of tin lockers over there and they weren't allowed to walk [into the regular locker room]," Meyer told reporters Friday. "Think about this for a minute: this is a big-time college football program and we had some fights because they treat their freshman like they were non-people. Don't walk through here, we'll kick your tail, we'll shave your eyebrows.' It took us awhile to break that great culture we had here. That was tremendous. You don't win many games, but you beat up freshman and shave eyebrows. Absolutely unbelievable." Link...

Beamer says no more profanity, fining coaches: Frank Beamer is now levying fines on any member of his staff who is caught using potty-mouth (improper language) while on the job, especially while in the company of the players. The fines are, $10, $20 and $50. We're supposed to be setting the example for our players here at Virginia Tech and if we, as coaches, make a conscious effort to try and always conduct ourselves professionally, I hope our players will see that and follow along. Also, we have accountability in this program. I personally don't like to hear profanity and since we're all college graduates on this staff, I'm confident we can come up with more suitable terms to communicate with. Bottom line, the football field is our workplace, our job, and just like at any other working environment, you want that to be as professional as possible. It's something that happens rarely (profanity), but I've drawn attention to it because I'd like for it not to happen at all." Link...

Kentucky head coach Rich Brooks post-practice interview:Video...

Money stats at several big schools, quite interesting: Weathering the storm? Some big-name college athletic programs might be recession proof. Others might not be so lucky. Here are some financial snapshots:

Texas

2007-08 revenues: $120.3 million. From football: $73 million. From men's basketball: $12.9 million

Texas A&M

2007-08 revenues: $74.8 million. From football: $42.6 million. From men's basketball: $9.3 million.

Florida

2007-08 revenues: $106 million. From football: $66.1 million. From men's basketball: $10 million.

Oklahoma

2007-08 revenues: $77.1 million. From football: $40.1 million. From men's basketball: $6.4 million.

Ohio State

2007-08 revenues: $118 million. From football: $65.2 million. From men's basketball: $13.9 million.

Michigan

2007-08 revenues: $99 million. From football: $57.5 million. From men's basketball: $7.8 million.

Penn State

2007-08 revenues: $91.6 million. From football: $53.8 million. From men's basketball: $7.8 million

Alabama

2007-08 revenues: $88.9 million. From football: $57.4 million. From men's basketball: $7.1 million.

Tennessee

2007-08 revenues: $88.7 million. From football: $40.3 million. From men's basketball: $11.5 million.

Louisiana State

2007-08 revenues: $84.2 million. From football: $53.7 million. From men's basketball: $4.9 million.

Georgia

2007-08 revenues: $84 million. From football: $67.1 million. From men's basketball: $6.5 million.

University of Miami

2007-08 revenues: $46.8 million. From football: $22.1 million. From men's basketball: $7.5 million.