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2010 Coaches Quick Hits

Monday March 22, 2010

Great interview with Bo Pelini: "I'm hungrier than I've ever been because I think we're getting close."

"As a coach, being ‘back' is when you feel like you can compete with anybody. Does it mean you're going to win every game? No, it doesn't necessarily mean that. I just felt like as last season went along, especially toward the end of the year - from the Oklahoma game on - we finally could compete with anybody in the country."

"Let me tell you something: It's not scheme that's important in this discussion. It's never been about the scheme. We have good plays. We had some injuries. We had personnel issues during the year. We had some guys who had some growing up to do. All those things played into the offense. But I'm excited about our offense. Our offense is very capable. I love what we do. But at the end of the day, it's not what you do, it's how you do it. It's about execution. I think we have that realization of where we're going to be and how we're going to go about it."

"I like the fact that people probably are questioning what we can do offensively, because I mean it when I say I think we're going to be really good." Link...

Quoting David Cutcliffe: "It's challenging, but I absolutely expect us to continue our momentum. We've gained more than we've lost."

"They know it's not a mistake that we won four or five games, but they do know they felt like they should have won six or seven ball games."

Quoting Les Miles: "We had a good, long work day. The day was won by the defense. The defense was crisp and they tackled well."

"There were only a few missed tackles, if any. The thing that appears to me is the defense is just faster."

Quoting UNLV OC Rob Phenicie: "There is a lot of potential and a high talent level here. You can really recruit well here. There are a whole lot of kids who are going to be interested in coming here."

Quoting North Alabama head coach Terry Bowden: "Last year I didn't know what I had, except that I had some good defensive players.

"Even coming out of the spring I had nothing to compare it to, I'm more comfortable after getting back in the groove last year and having something to compare us to."

"Looking at where we were last year and all of the uncertainty, I feel really good this year about knowing our team. We know what we have and what we need to add."

Quoting Bobby Bowden (about Saban): "Coach, you aren't going to like me saying this, but I don't see any weaknesses in this guy."