Skip to main content

2010 Coaches Quick Hits

Friday February 26, 2010

Quoting Cal defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast: "I don't want to be pigeonholed. You have to have a little of both. ... Based on the number of athletes we have at linebacker, (3-4) is something that might fit the guys we have. Spring ball will give us a better idea of what we can sink our teeth into."

Quoting Florida State special teams coordinator / running backs coach Eddie Gran: "I'd be on a kid for two years and then all of a sudden, the last two weeks of recruiting - Florida State was nowhere to be heard - and he'd (Bobby Bowden) come in, and game, set, match."

"Phenomenal...When I walk into a school with a Florida State hat on, it means something to a kid that's from the state of Florida. You've got a chance to be in the ballgame right out of the gate. When you're at Auburn or you're at Tennessee, you're looking up."

"Now, you're still clawing here, because you're fighting two pretty good programs in the state. But I like the opportunity ... I'll take my chances there."

"We've evaluated well. That's the first thing. I'm smart enough to know that great players make great coaches. You can be a part of that nurturing, and you can develop them. But you've got to go and evaluate."

"We're not going to run out of bounds. If you run out of bounds, it had better be because we're in a two-minute drill, or the head coach told you to. Other than that, you'd better not be running out of bounds. You'd better be dipping your shoulder, and you'd better have some crud in you."

"In the fourth quarter, you don't want safeties and linebackers tackling you. That's the mentality. When people turn on the film, that's what they should see from the running back group from Florida State University."

Quoting ULM head coach Todd Berry: "This time allowed us to talk about some attitude things. That's probably the most difficult transition to young people. Sometimes it's not the system or the scheme, but kind of the change in the way you're approaching things. I'm really pleased with this football team. Some guys are not with us anymore. That's just part of it."

"They're going to class right now, and they're going to act right. They knew that early on. I challenged them from Day 1 - don't challenge me. In the end they kept challenging, and there comes a point of no return."

"Now the group in the weightroom right now, they show up on time, work hard, don't take days off and go to class. Hopefully this is the group we're playing with from this point on."

Texas offensive staff meeting with Boise State staff: "I want to have more fun," Mack Brown said. "Of course, it's hard to have trick plays with the spread offense. Chris Petersen and Boise have done the best job with it. I want us to have more innovations."