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2010 Coaches Quick Hits

Thursday October 29, 2009

Mark Richt to make sure all players have drivers license: "I'm highly frustrated," Richt said Wednesday night, "and I've taken things a little more into my own hands." Link...

Quoting Terry Bowden: "I'm sure my name pops up here and there, and that would have happened regardless just because I got back into coaching. It wouldn't be happening (now) if we were 5-4, so that's a credit to our players and coaches that things have worked out so well."

Quoting Nick Saban: "I think everybody has to be professional about the way they take care of themselves in this bye week in terms of getting rest and getting treatment, healed up," Saban said. "Take vitamins, do whatever you have to do, sort of lift, recover, get back a little bit psychologically as well as physically."

"I could see it in the players in the meetings last week. They were struggling to pay attention in the meetings," Saban said. "So it's not just physical - probably more mental than physical - and they're not ready for another game plan. The cumulative effect of that is you make more mental errors in the game, you don't execute as well, and it affects your performance."

Quoting Rick Stockstill: "I've said that since I got here. You hope you're better each week than the last week," Stockstill said. "That's how you build your team, and that's how you have winning streaks. You do it by continuing to coach hard and practice hard and practice smart. There's no secret formula to it. You just have to keep getting better as the season goes along."

Dabo Swinney press conference:Video...

Rich Rod press conference:Video...

Spurrier encouraged Reaves to take Tennessee job: "As soon as his brother-in-law was announced, I said, 'I know you're going there. You should go there,'" USC coach Steve Spurrier said.

"[Reaves] started recruiting all the guys committed to us, which is sort of I mean, it's not against the rules. But sometimes you usually let somebody else recruit 'em. [That] is the more the ethical thing," Spurrier said. "But it's no big deal. All's fair in recruiting, just about, as long as you don't break the rules."