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Quick Hits: Bielema, Tubs, Mullen, Saban, and Dantonio

Bret Bielema says TCU is the real deal: “The truth will come out when they play in the Big East and play those teams week in and week out.  I don’t think they are a Cinderella team.  They’re really good.”

 

Tommy Tuberville says Texas Tech doesn’t have enough speed: “We’ve got to have more speed. We don’t have enough speed on this team on either side of the ball to win a championship. Obviously, we can win games, but that’s not what I’m here for.”

“It’s not going to happen overnight. We’re still a few years away from getting the type of personnel here that we need, but that has nothing to do with the effort these guys are giving. We won eight games this year on a lot of effort. They weren’t going to be denied.”

 

Dan Mullen riding the momentum after 52-14 win over Michigan: “The nation saw us play and win on January 1 and against a great program in Michigan. This is the foundation of big wins to come.”

"We went from average to good and now we want the ability to go from good to great. Next year it'll be more than nine wins for us, and that's something we're going to start working on (Sunday).”

 

Nick Saban says his players paved the way for success: “I think it was a first-class performance from start to finish. We asked the players to focus on taking advantage of their talent today and have enough poise to do it for 60 minutes in the game regardless of what they had to overcome. We wanted to define this team as winners and I think this season defines this group as winners.” 

 

Dantonio says based off 49-7 loss to Bama, Sparty doesn’t belong in Top 10: “All I can tell you is that prior to the season not many people picked us to win 11 games. We inched up there and we're in the top ten. Do we belong there based on this football game? No. But I think we can play better than this. You have to take it for face value what it is. It is what it is, and we got to move forward, so that's what we'll do. We'll recollect ourselves. We've got an outstanding quarterback back. We've got a nucleus of great players back and that will do very well for us here in 2011.” 

 



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