2010 Coaches Quick Hits

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Tuesday May 4, 2010

Quoting Gene Chizik: "I've got a whole room full of MVPs (with my coaching staff). There are a lot of creative ideas and creative minds in there. The guys really know their trade well. They know what 17- and 18-year-old men want and what gets them excited."

"We don't really put a whole lot of time and thought toward why rules are made up. We'll obviously follow the rules. We're always going to do whatever we can to market Auburn and Auburn University football. When we get done with this recruiting season, we'll go back and revisit it and look at what it is that we could have done better."

"I think you work as a team with all of the basketball-football-baseball guys. It's all one big family. We always try to cross over and help in any way we can. When you can come to an event that shows the passion and the tradition of a place, I think it really open the guys' eyes."

Here's an interesting JUCO nugget from the Santa Clara (CA) Signal: "In the offseason, state officials divided Southern California's 37 community college football teams into three tiers based on past success and strength of schedule. To no one's surprise, COC was placed in the top tier, and the Cougars will now face what Tujague calls the toughest schedule in the program's history."

"You can call it what you will, but it's varsity, junior varsity and freshman," College of the Canyons coach Garret Tujague said. "You've got the 12 best teams in Southern California pounding the crap out of each other every week."

Lane Kiffin talks about head coach recruiting restriction: "I've been very strong about that. Not that anybody listens, but I have expressed myself to (SEC) commissioner (Mike) Slive every meeting that we are in. I don't think he appreciated it after the first two times."

"I think it's a ridiculous rule. Remember, we are accountable for the kid that we sign when they come in here. ... But you don't let us go out there in May to go to the school to find out about the kid, to ask the counselors about the kid, to ask the teachers about the kid."

"The argument is your assistant coaches can go, but they are not held as accountable as we are. It makes absolutely no sense to me."

Pete Carroll's quotes from a year ago about the head coach restriction: "I think that's pretty weak. I don't support it. I will never support it. If I knew how to do something about it, I would. I don't understand it. I think it's a bad decision."

"Head coaches get paid a lot of money to lead these programs. We should do all the work that we can do. We shouldn't sit on our butts in the month of May when there's 30 days to go out and work the program. I couldn't be more opposed to that."

Quoting MTSU head coach Rick Stockstill: "We are very inconsistent. We have a long way to go on both sides of the ball. We have got some guys that are hurt, and to me, I do not think we really know about our team until we get everybody back healthy."

"These guys always work. I have never been disappointed in how they work. They know what we expect, and they go out and do it."

Dooley puts interesting 8 hour or further restriction for departing Vols' transfer:Link...

Q&A with NY Giants OC Kevin Gilbride:Link...

Article on Tulsa assistant Archie McDaniel:Link...

Quoting new Wesleyan University OC Jack Siedlecki: "It's an ideal coaching job at this stage of my career. It's Division III, it's a really idyllic place, and it's going to be a big challenge. They haven't won the Little Three (Amherst, Williams, and Wesleyan) in 40 years."

"As you walk into the athletic building, there are these really big portraits of (famous coaching alums, Bill) Belichick and (Eric) Mangini. I said to Mike, if you win the Little Three, they're going to put a stature of you between the two of them."

Ed Orgeron talks about Lane Kiffin: "He can really see the big picture."

UCF plans $70 athletic facilities expansion over next 10 years:Link...