Thursday September 24, 2009
Quoting Dabo Swinney: "Michael Jordan scored 63 with the flu one night, so there's always hope."
Quoting Bud Foster: "Right now, for us to be 107th in the nation in rushing defense is appalling," Foster said. "It's embarrassing. It's unacceptable. That's it. That's all I've got to say."
This week, he hung a newspaper clip in every defensive player's locker noting that Virginia Tech has finished first twice and fourth twice in the last five seasons in fewest yards allowed, along with a note: "It's your responsibility to uphold the tradition."
"To me there's no excuse for it," Foster said. "We teach the proper technique, and we've been doing it for years. After that it comes down to about 90 percent heart and want-to and desire and attitude, of sticking your head across the bow and running through people."
Quoting Randy Shannon: "What we do in Blacksburg," he said, "will be up to the offensive line."
Ball State gets $800,000 to play game at Auburn: Ball State will receive an athletics department record $800,000 for traveling to play this road game Saturday against an undefeated Auburn team. Auburn Associate Athletics Director Scott Carr said the Tigers and other schools in the Southeastern Conference now pay opponents from smaller conferences between $600,000 to $1 million to play these games in their stadiums.