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2010 Coaches Quick Hits

Monday March 8, 2010

Quoting Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel: "It doesn't change at all. I think that's one reason for our success. We have a plan and system in place. Today we evaluated our offseason program, what we call our Winning Edge Program that we do at 6 o'clock in the mornings. I think we've got one of the best in the country, but we had two or three notes that we'll bring up next year. We evaluate everything we do in our program all the time. We don't just sit there and say, "We've got the answers." We evaluate everything. Anything that happens around here there's an evaluation of that. When you come back around, you bring it up, "What did we learn? How do we apply it?"

"The thing about our program, just like it was the first year we were here or last year or 2007 or whatever, you work the system. The system works. My job is to get the people in all areas doing the right thing. So, our standards are high. Really, I don't feel a whole lot different about this year than I did last year or the year before or year before." Link...

Quoting Boise State head coach Chris Petersen: "There is no sense of entitlement here. We've got to make sure we don't have that. We've got to earn and deserve everything we get, starting from Kellen Moore on down."

Quoting Turner Gill: "I think the great thing about it is (the adjustment) has been very, very efficient," he said. "The administration and everybody here has been helping us, this whole staff, because it's not just about me, it's about this whole staff adjusting, and that's been outstanding."

Kansas special teams coordinator Aaron Stamn talks about Turner Gill: "Same guy that I met back in Lincoln, Neb., six years ago. He's the same guy, just a different town. I will say this, though, he's got a new little energy about himself. He's kind of charged up right now. We still haven't practiced or played, but he's kind of got that little extra excitement right now."

"He's just very consistent. The way he carries himself and handles himself around people, he doesn't change his moods or anything like that."

Quoting Akron head coach Rob Ianello: ''The biggest challenge for us is making sure everybody is on the same page. That starts with the coaches. 'I want us to be on the same page in both [offensive and defensive] rooms, so we are speaking the same language to the players.''

Quoting Tulsa head coach Todd Graham: "Our big focus is on coming together as a family and having that chip on our shoulder like we used to have, like we had something to prove. Do we have something to prove? You're darn right we do. Did (going 5-7) leave a sour taste in our mouth? You're darn right it did. So it's not like coming off an 11-win season. It's about coming together as a team."