Quick Hits: Leach, Jerry Kill, Jon Embree, and Harbaugh
- by Administrator 3 years ago
Mike Leach felt good about his interview with Maryland, but didn’t have much to say about the process: "I don't really have much comment on the process or any of that. I think Maryland is a good job and I think my record speaks for itself over 10 years. Clearly no one's got a graduation [rate] that even approaches 80 percent, which is what we had at Tech.”
“When you get into a deal like this you don't know all the characters involved and what their motivations are and what they're looking for. It's kind of like there's a certain amount of mind-reading if you're guessing what exactly they're looking for. I've got 10 years that speak for itself. We won 85 games and lost about 40. Won more bowl games than in the rest of their history combined."
Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill has interesting way of explaining things: "There's nothing special about me. There are high school coaches who could do my job just as well, I really believe that."
"People ask that about me all the time -- can I adjust to the Big Ten? I'm more worried about continuity, and about sticking with what works. People need to understand, it doesn't matter what level you're at; the principles are the same. It's still football."
Colorado head coach Jon Embree explains his recruiting philosophy: "I'll go get a player from there (outside the region) if he recruits me. So if it's player X and he's saying I want to go to Colorado and he comes out here on his own on an unofficial (visit) at some point and he shows he is truly interested, yeah, I'll recruit him.”
"But I'm not going to go out there looking for those guys because you fly over a lot of good players to go get this player. Then what do you have to show for it? You're wasting resources. You're wasting time. Then you get a kid who comes out here and he's dealing with being homesick, he's dealing with it being different. It's a different culture and all that stuff."
"That's what I've told these guys on the staff. If we ain't selling his jersey in the bookstore, then we shouldn't be wasting our time on this guy. That's how you've got to look at it. That's me. That's my philosophy."
In case you missed it, Jim Harbaugh wasn't in the mood to answer questions about his future: