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2010 Coaches Quick Hits

Friday October 23, 2009

Good article on Pitt OC Frank Cignetti: Link...

USF plans $30 million sports complex: To boost its chances, the project has a lender pledging support. BB&T has committed a $30 million loan - the full amount of the estimated project cost - with a fixed rate for as long as 20 years, Stubbs said. Link...

Army nailed it by hiring Rich Ellerson: "I think we're growing a culture here that will be the backbone of this program," Ellerson told The Post. "I'd rather be 4-2 or 5-1, but the good news is, ever since the spring, I sensed that these young men were embracing the ideals we set out for them." Link...

Quoting Randy Shannon: "I'm always happy with a win, but I'm not happy with the way we're playing right now," Shannon said. "We're still not where we need to be."

"I don't think we've played the way we should all season," Shannon said. "We'll win games, but at some point in the game, we've done things that can cost you. If we're going to be a really good team, you can't do that."

"If you keep playing like this, eventually, it's going to catch up to you," Shannon said. "We can't keep doing these things."

"John always really believed in not being too overly complicated," Napier said. "He really believed in those guys understanding and being able to adjust, knowing the big picture and playing really fast.

"He didn't want them to ever be confused. They're very similar to that. Most good defenses are that way."

Good article on Temple head coach Al Golden:Link....

Quoting Mike Sherman: "I'd like a few more guys to step up and be more vocal," Sherman said. "I wish more of those guys were coming from the offensive and defensive lines. I'd like someone in that group to step forward and be more of a leader, because I think they can really be enforcers for you."

The soft-spoken Johnson leads more by example than with fiery speeches. Sherman said he often pulls players aside when they make a mistake and calmly explains what they did wrong.

"I don't think his personality is such that he's going to yell and scream at guys necessarily, but I don't know if you should ever act outside your personality if you want to lead," Sherman said. "I think the way he goes about doing it is very effective."