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2010 Coaches Quick Hits

Tuesday September 1, 2009

Watch this, Coach Spurrier not too happy: Video...

Mike Sherman practices Texas A&M at 6:30 am Monday: "The reason today was that I gave them off Sunday, and I wanted to have some separation between this practice and Tuesday's practice," said Head Coach Mike Sherman. "They have all day (Monday) and all day tomorrow until we practice to rest up. We're going to take it one week at a time. We have a walk-through this afternoon. It worked well for us in the spring. There are no distractions early in the morning. I feel like learning is at a high first thing in morning. We get them up and we have a lot of guys with 8 a.m. classes, so we know they're going to class. It's been beneficial that way." Link...

Pat Hill's staff taking days off, state rule: Hill's staff is doing its part to help trim California's $42 billion deficit. To wit: Fresno State coaches are mandated to take 24 unpaid furlough days. But the staff can't lump those days together and take them during a slower time of the year. They must take two days off each month. Yes, that includes two days per month during the season. "Is it inconvenient?" Hill asked. "Yes, it's inconvenient, but there's nothing I can do about it. The state has mandated it. We get to choose the two days each month we take off. But on those days, we cannot come into the office. "That's against our nature. Coaches are used to working 15-16 hours a day. We knew that when we became coaches, but we do it because we love it." Link...

Q&A with UNLV head coach Mike Sanford: 10. What's the hardest part of your job? Not being able to be around my wife and my kids as much as I would've liked to as a young coach when my kids were growing up. As a head coach, the toughest thing is all the demands from all the different things that are going on.11. What's the most enjoyable part? The players. I love the players. I love being around the players. I love our team. Link...

Nick Saban's press conference:Link & Video...

Les Miles' press conference:Link & Video...

TV Schedule for this week:
All times Eastern

Sept. 3
North Texas at Ball State, 6:30 pm, ESPNU
South Carolina at NC State, 7 pm, ESPN
Eastern Kentucky at Indiana, 8 pm, BTN
Utah State at Utah, 9 pm, Mtn.
Oregon at Boise State, 10:15 pm, ESPN

Sept. 4
Tulsa at Tulane, 8 pm, ESPN

September 5
Central Arkansas at Hawaii, 1 am, TBA
Akron at Penn State, 12 pm, BTN
Liberty at West Virginia, 12 pm, Big East Network
Kentucky at Miami University, 12 pm ESPNU
Montana State at Michigan State 12 pm, BTN
Navy at Ohio State, 12 pm, ESPN
Northern Iowa at Iowa, 12 pm, BTN
Toledo at Purdue, 12 pm, BTN
Towson at Northwestern, 12 pm, BTN
Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech, 1 pm, ESPN 360
Northeastern at Boston College, 2 pm, ESPN 360
Baylor at Wake Forest, 3:30 pm, ABC/ESPN2/ESPN GP
Georgia at Oklahoma State, 3:30 pm, ABC
Illinois vs. Missouri (St. Louis), 3:30, ESPN
Nevada at Notre Dame, 3:30 NBC
San Jose State at USC, 3:30 pm, FSN
Western Michigan at Michigan, 3:30 pm ABC/ESPN2
Middle Tennessee at Clemson, 6 pm, ESPN 360
The Citadel at North Carolina, 6 pm, ESPN 360
William & Mary at Virginia, 6 pm, ESPN 360
BYU vs. Oklahoma, 7 pm, ESPN
Northern Illinois at Wisconsin, 7 pm, BTN
Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (Atlanta), 8 pm, ABC
Buffalo at UTEP, 8 pm, CBSC
Maryland at California, 10 pm, ESPN2
LSU at Washington, 10:30 pm, ESPN

September 6
Ole Miss at Memphis, 3:30, ESPN
Colorado State at Colorado, 7 pm, FSN

September 7
Cincinnati at Rutgers, 4 pm, ESPN
Miami at Florida State, 8 pm, ESPN