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2010 Coaches Quick Hits

Monday August 24, 2009

Pete Carroll pulls prank on USC players: Bill Withers tells the team, "Don't lose sight of this camaraderie that you have now, because the later you go in your life, the less access you will have to this kind of friendship. Don't let this go by without realizing it's happening to you and for you. Lean on each other." The Trojans then sing the infamous "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers: Video...

Nick Saban talks about progress for Tide post-scrimmage:Video...

SEC launches new academic website: "This network will provide our 12 institutions with the ability to create and distribute academic and other non athletic programming throughout the world on a regular and full time basis," said Slive. On the website, each institution has its own page that includes videos categorized by topic. Alumni, fans and students worldwide now have the ability in one place to learn more about SEC academics through video features that are posted by the league institutions. Link to new website...

Since the end of the '08 season, 16 players have left the team: Nine of those who departed would have been seniors; only one, receiver Hakeem Nicks, left early for the NFL. Davis said he has not forced anyone out of the program to clear scholarships for players that he recruited. "There was nothing that was ever clandestine or deceitful," Davis said. "It wasn't like we pulled the rug out from under these kids. We did dismiss some kids for repeated violations," Davis said. "That's just a byproduct of after two years of being in the program, after two years, you give enough people enough opportunities." Link...

Baylor indoor facility a huge plus: The indoor practice facility has also helped the team move away from a preseason mind-set and toward a more focused demeanor, Briles said. Briles isn't the only one who sees the endless possibilities of the new facilities. Ian McCaw, Baylor's athletic director agrees. "Not only do we have the newest, but I think we have some of the best facilities," McCaw said. "We really feel like we have the right coach in the right place." Link...

Alabama practice film:Video...

Western Michigan coach Bill Cubit talks about '09 season:Video...

Quoting a New Mexico State player: "The new Aggies are disciplined, more hardworking and we're a team," he said. "Guys have a better relationship with each other and the coaches. Everything is a 'we,' a family. That's what Coach Walker has emphasized."

Joker Phillips talks briefly Kentucky offense after Saturday scrimmage:Video...