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2010 Coaches Quick Hits

Monday November 23, 2009

Quoting Paul Johnson: "Our whole focus is on Georgia right now, as well as it should be," Johnson said Sunday. "If not, we'll get embarrassed. I don't think our guys are thinking about anything other than the game Saturday night against the University of Georgia."

"We really haven't talked about it a whole lot," Johnson said of the BCS. "We know we've got to continue to win each week and that will take care of itself. If we win our division and our league, we know we'll go to the Orange Bowl, and that's our goal."

Quoting Derek Dooley: "The last five weeks have been tough and disheartening," Dooley said. "Five straight games go down to late drives and we are unable to make a play. In the end, what killed us on Saturday were the turnovers.

"We had a couple of chances. We had a sack and let him get away. We had an interception and dropped it. What's frustrating is that we fought our tails off in all five games and have nothing to show for it."

Quoting Charlie Weis: "If I come in here and start talking about me, I'm really barking up the wrong tree, because those guys are the guys I should feel for today," Weis said, referring to his 33 seniors. "I'll worry about me tomorrow. But I think today I should be worrying about them."

Quoting North Texas head coach Todd Dodge: "I was going to go for it on fourth down at the end of the game, but then decided to go ahead and go for the field goal, hoping that we would make it and then be able to kick it off and pin them deep," Dodge said. "The worst thing that could happen did happen."

According to the Washington Post: Ralph Friedgen, according to someone who has been briefed on the financial details of his contract, believes Yow's silence about Friedgen's future has undermined his ability to move the program forward through a difficult season.

"The lack of endorsement was deafening," this person said. "The silence was deafening."

Quoting Mark Richt: "All programs go through some cycles," Richt said. "We've been on a pretty good upswing for quite some time. This year has certainly been a downturn when it comes to the record. It is what it is. But will we get it back on track and get back to the winning ways we're used to? I think so. I don't think there's any doubt about it."

Unbelievable last minute and post game interview with Les Miles:Video

Les Miles post game interview on CBS (Video):Video