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2010 Coaches Quick Hits

Friday September 18, 2009

Quoting Mack Brown (on The Herd with Colin Cowherd): "We'll (University of Texas) make $7 million tomorrow night hosting Texas Tech...minimum. It's where we're going with money in college football."

Texas Longhorn special teams: Since 2000, Texas (2-0) has blocked 54 kicks, the most in the nation. Last week at Wyoming, however, the Longhorns were not so special...a blocked punt returned for a touchdown, a botched fake punt, and a fake field goal that got stuffed. "That whole thing was botched," Brown said, again blaming himself and his staff for the miscues. "We've made every fake we've tried for about seven or eight years. I think we got sloppy with it."

Quoting Auburn special teams coordinator Jay Bowlware: Last week, Mississippi State blocked a punt for a touchdown vs. Auburn. "You guys know I'm (mad)," Boulware said. "I hadn't had a punt blocked in about six years - and two years with coach (Gene) Chizik. So I was (mad). I'm still (mad)."

Quoting New Mexico State head coach DeWayne Walker: "I just want the best guys," Walker said. "A lot of teams with new coaches, they want to get rid of everybody and play their guys. That's not what I'm doing. Attitude, changing the mind-set," Walker said of his initial challenges at one of the most challenging jobs in the FBS. "We're trying to do everything right and respect the game on a day-to-day basis. Not getting kids to think about throwing in the towel. Consistency."

Quoting Tommy West upset with offense: "I never saw this coming offensively," said coach Tommy West. "I am usually pretty good at knowing what our strengths and weaknesses are. I anticipated coming into the fall thinking that defensively it would take us a little longer to get everyone on the same page and get our defense playing as good as they can play. The defense is coming along at a pretty quick rate. I feel like we have gone backwards offensively. We practiced well. We played well in camp. Now all of a sudden, we get in the first game [against Mississippi] and we don't play well. We ran the ball decently, but didn't throw it well. We went into the second game, and we didn't do either well."