2010 Coaches Quick Hits

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Wednesday October 28, 2009

Article on Kansas S&C coach Chris Dawson:Link...

Frank Beamer loyal to assistant coaches: "He knew that I was grinding myself to a pulp," Stinespring recalled. "He just has a way about it. (He said) 'You're a good football coach. You've been a good football coach. You'll always be a good football coach. Keep focused on what we can do to get better. Don't let outside interference take away from that.' I learned a great deal from that conversation." Link...

Quoting Mark Mangino: "I don't want to get into all of that. There's pretty girls everywhere," Mangino said. "Tech's got their share, and KU has their share. We're partial. We think KU has the best. I think you can have fun with it. That's what Mike's trying to do. He's trying to have fun with it."

"We're really uptight in society," Mangino said. "We're really politically correct. I love watching Joe Paterno's press conferences. We watch them on tape. I think they're the best. He is the king of college football. He can say anything he wants, and I love it. He's earned the right to do that. I sit there and I say, 'Jeez, if I said something like that, I'd have to apologize.' We need a little bit of that. We're too uptight in this society. We need to loosen up and have some fun and not everybody take everything so literally. I don't want to get into the girls. We'll leave that to Mike. I'll focus on football. I got my hands full doing that."

Brent Venables and others comment on K-State head coach Bill Snyder: "He's got the perfect demeanor to keep the ship in the right direction and keep the waters calm and continue to focus on every minute and every detail of every day and just push to get better," Venables said. "He provides that type leadership and fosters that type environment for his team to improve daily and keep the kids keeping their heads down and grinding away and things will inevitably happen. And that's what you're seeing.

"It's not a bunch of schemes and tricks and a magic formula on how you play well. It requires a great deal of investment and belief and work ethic and consistency. And if you do those things you will have a chance to get better and have a chance to win, whether it's at Kansas State or Mississippi Delta or Oklahoma." Link...

Quoting Bo Pelini: "I believe and I'm a strong believer in culture. I believe my vision that I have for this football team, that process is well under way," Pelini said. "I cannot proclaim that it has completely taken over yet. It is a process and it's not something that happens overnight."

"I believe we're good enough and we have the tools to win right now," he said. "I don't believe it, I know it. Are we even close to where I see my vision of this program? I've never proclaimed that to be the case, and we have a lot of work to do."

Quoting Ed Orgeron: "Seems like some people get the calls and some people don't," Orgeron said while speaking to the Knoxville Quarterback Club on Monday. "I've been in this league and I've been a part of that. Whether that's true or not, you can never prove that.

"I do know this: there were some very questionable calls in that game that could have went either way and they went Alabama's side. There were very questionable calls throughout the season and it seems they go for the better team. Whether that's true or not, we can never prove that but that's what it seems like."

Jim Harbaugh speaks: Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh called redshirt freshman Andrew Luck "the best quarterback in the country" Tuesday.

Malzahn-Nutt split remains touchy issue:Link...