Tuesday June 29, 2010
Quoting Pete Carroll: "That's a classic example of somebody (NCAA) talking about what they don't know."
"Anybody that stood for that thought doesn't understand. They don't get it. They've never been close enough to our program to know what it's all about."
"To not understand that is to not be informed. It's unfortunate that people from someplace else would make decisions on something that is so powerful, that has been so important and has been such a wonderful exchange."
"You guys have been around it. You've seen what it's like. You know what it's like every day after practice there, the exchange, the hugs, playing catch, high-fives with the kids, taking pictures and all that stuff."
"They don't get it. It's just an indication of how far off they are in this whole process."
Quoting Mark Richt: "I don't do jumping jacks like some people do when they're excited, but I can promise you, I'm as excited about this season as I have been for any one since I've been at Georgia. I think we've got the right stuff."
"It is hard to predict how good we're going to be - mainly because of the quarterback situation and just implementing a new defense right now - but there are some things that we're pretty solid in that, historically, if you have those things you have a chance."
"Our goal as coaches is to maximize the talent that you have through preparation and unifying the team and then we still need to enjoy it along the way, too."
"As we all know, winning is more fun than losing and I want these guys to have a lot of fun this year."
Quoting former Kentucky head coach Rich Brooks: "I haven't been through a football season yet. That will be the telling point, but at this point, I'm totally at peace with my decision."
"It's just a little more freedom. I don't think people really understand the time commitment of college football. It's not something you can back away from and do part time or just do it and start taking more time off. It's either all or nothing. I've given it all for quite a few years, so I figured it's time to enjoy life while I still have the health to do it."
"If Kentucky wants to maintain what we have started there, they're going to have to get into the 21st century. ... They have to make that commitment."
Quoting New Mexico State AD Mckinley Boston: "From my vantage point, I see the WAC as a good place for us to be competitively and travel wise and having a national brand to recruit to is important. I like where we are and hopefully the seven others and the new people we add will strenghthen the WAC."
"There have been a lot of conference calls with athletic directors and presidents about getting together later this summer," Boston said. "If I had to guess, I would say the WAC will continue to look like it does now, but it's just a guess."
"We can't stay at eight so if nothing happens now and in the next month, we will know if we have to replace one or add two more."