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2010 Coaches Quick Hits

Friday October 16, 2009

Good article on West Virginia coordinators:Link...

Quoting Jim Grobe: "I never wanted an assistant football coach that wouldn't give you his input," said Grobe, who's in his ninth season at Wake. "You hire the two best coordinators you can find with experience, but those guys always need input.

"You don't want guys that belabor a point to the extent they don't bend at all, but at same time you want guys that are going to add ideas. But once a coordinator or head coach picks out a direction then you have to have a group of guys that have good character and want the team to be first and say ‘let's go."'

Quoting Dabo Swinney: "Everybody has freedom to voice opinions that is something you really encourage as a leader," Swinney said. "I don't want a bunch of guys that just sit there and agree ... You want guys that are thinking. But now when we make a decision it's all-in.

Quoting San Jose State head coach Dick Tomey: "One of the things with Coach [Gene] Stallings, he may not agree with you, but he'd love to get your opinion on things whether it was personnel or something else he had on his mind."

"We are all on the same page," Swinney said. "Everyone believes in each other and what we are trying to do."

"I don't think I can speculate about the future," Tomey said. "I feel like we've done a lot of good things as a whole -- a lot of good. But right now, I don't feel like any

1-4 coach can feel like he's doing a good job.

"I'm a realist. In this profession, in the end, you're evaluated on wins and losses. I'm disappointed in what we're doing. But we have an opportunity to change that."