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2010 Coaches Quick Hits

Monday October 26, 2009

Here's a guy that works hard: Great article on Saints offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer: Link...

Here is a story we wrote on October 26. Amazingly, Buffalo scored on THE SAME TRICK PLAY last night against Bowling Green.

"Grad assistant coach given strict order: Numerous college teams are utilizing a certain play in the red zone. UNC scored versus FSU on this play last Thursday night (we have the highlights). In recent weeks, Minnesota and Alabama (had to check out of it against Ole Miss) have attempted to run this gadget play. It's the same play LSU scored on versus Ohio State in the 2007 BCS national championship game. We hear that a certain ACC grad assistant was given strict orders to randomly run this play with the scout team at least 3 times this week during practice. Defensive coordinators: Watch This Play. An offensive lineman is usually displaced. It's the 2nd UNC touchdown in the highlights here.Video..."

Video of the Buffalo touchdown with displaced lineman. 15 second mark on video:Video...

Quoting Doug Marrone (high praise for Paulus): "I've never seen an athlete at any level, including the NFL, work as hard mentally and physically as Greg has worked since he's joined us here," Marrone said. "Really, what he's accomplished is extraordinary. Maybe he can't be fully appreciated because most don't know just how difficult it is to play quarterback at a Division I program."

Quoting Paul Rhoads: "We are not very athletic," Rhoads said. "Never have been and won't be the time this year ends. The defensive coaches were so frustrated toward the end because our tackling was getting horrendous. I said, ‘Guys it doesn't matter right now.'

"They are so gassed and they can't get in the right spots. They want to tackle. They want to go fight. There is not enough fuel in the tank. We have to take care of our bodies, they have to regroup, which I know they will, and commence on the last quarter of the season."

Tubs talks about UGA...good article: Tommy Tuberville coached and recruited against Georgia for 10 years while at Auburn. He thinks bad luck has had more to do with the Bulldogs' recent struggle than poor recruiting or coaching.

"A lot of times guys don't pan out, guys that have four or five stars; that happens to everybody," said Tuberville, who is a college football analyst for ESPN after resigning from Auburn last year. "And I'm not saying that's what happened. But I know a lot of times you bring those guys in there that are supposed to be war daddies and they never materialize."

"I think it's just been a combination of things this year: Can't control the running game to the quarterback making mistakes to the defense staying out on the field. [Defensive coordinator] Willie [Martinez] has always been a technique coach who taught fundamentals and all that, not real aggressive, you know, forcing the hand of the offense. When you do that the turnovers will get you and mount up on you and sooner or later that bend-but-don't-break will break." Link...

Quoting Les Miles:"We enjoy going to Bryant-Denny Stadium. It's one of the finest collegiate venues in the country. It has a great gameday atmosphere. I think this team that we play is very talented and very well-coached. There are no weaknesses. This will be a great challenge for our football team. Our football team will look forward to that, and we'll look forward to that matchup.

Since I've been here, we've enjoyed games of significance. This certainly is that."

Quoting Steve Spurrier: Spurrier said Tuesday his young Gamecocks are 6-3 and "for this team, that's pretty good."

"We're not as bad off as some of you guys want to attempt to make us feel," said Spurrier, after interrupting a reporter's question. "We don't feel bad. We've got a bunch of young guys playing and we're 6-3 and it could be worse."

"We've lost to some pretty good teams on the road. So don't try to make us feel bad. We don't. We don't feel bad," Spurrier said. "We had a lousy game last week, but we don't feel bad. And you guys can't make us feel bad."