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2010 Coaches Quick Hits

Wednesday November 11, 2009

Quoting TCU head coach Gary Patterson: "My goal is to not break Fort Worth's heart," he said. "I want people to understand we haven't been doing this just for us, we've been doing it since the very beginning. There's been up years since 1938 then ten years of not being very good. What I want people to do is believe in it and be a part of it and cherish the experience, not just be we won a ball game. This is one of those situations that you get a chance to remember the rest of your life."

Urban Meyer's wife to write that $30k check, LOL!!: When asked about the difficulty of writing a $30,000 check, Coach Urban Meyer "You have to ask my wife. . . . She handles all that stuff." The SEC fined Meyer last week for criticizing officials.

Tony Dungy speaks to Ole Miss team: Tony Dungy gave an outstanding speech to the Ole Miss team before Tuesday's practice. Dungy talked about the importance of team chemistry and pulling together.

FAU coordinator upset: FAU defensive coordinator Kirk Hoza, making his first public comments since Saturday's game called the defensive performance the "worst one ever."

"It was the worst defensive outing in my 20-some odd years of coaching football," Hoza said.

"It starts with me," Hoza said. "When you look at the tape and don't like what you see, you have to start with yourself. We took a good hard look at it and I think we drew what we could in terms of learning and now we turn our attention to Arkansas State. They're our next game and we're thankful we have a next game."

UNC wants more Thursday night games: "It was a trial balloon, and we were really pleased with what we found out," said Dick Baddour, UNC's athletics director. "We will do it again."

Assistants collect titles to help financial security (USA TODAY):Link...

Wake Forest AD defends Grobe's salary:Link...

Quoting Gene Chizik and Gus Malzahn: "All of our guys know that I want to help them achieve every goal that they have set out to do as coaches," Chizik said. "If that's being a head coach, I want to help them, just like people helped me. We have some really good coaches, and obviously I don't want to lose any of them, but my job as a head coach is to help them achieve their goals."

Malzahn said he was focused on the Tigers.

"I'm flattered if my name gets thrown around, I guess, but I'm extremely happy here," he said. "We've got big goals, big dreams here. I'm committed to that. That's the only thing on my mind."