Quick Hits: Tubs, Riley, Walker, and Coker

Tuberville wants to get back to running the football: "I like what we're doing. I couldn't have come in here and just been a running team with the type of personnel that was already here.”

"But I still believe in running the football. More than what they did in the past. That's the biggest difference. We want to be a bit more physical and be able to run the ball, which will help throwing it down the field, too."

"The problem in doing this offense is it takes awhile to recruit to it. It's a process. A lot of people don't want to take that time and sacrifice to work in an offense like this."


East Carolina offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley reflects back on this week – one year ago at Texas Tech: "It was just a circus after that (Leach leaving). Just about the worst week you can imagine. It was hell."

Dwayne Walker sends a clear message: “I'm a head coach now. Despite the struggles and challenges we've had here the last two years, that doesn't mean it's not going to work out. I can't control the rumors. It's like putting a movie together. You have to put the pieces together before it's complete."

"I think some of this stuff is worth fighting for, but I don't want people to think it's all on resources. At the end of the day, (the coaches) have got to figure it out. It's not a pity party." 


Larry Coker describes year #1 at UT-San Antonio: "It has been tough. You practice all week just like if you were preparing for a game. Then you get to Saturday and there is no game.  But it has been fun. We've found some players and it has been interesting to say the least."


Syracuse AD Daryl Gross (a former USC assistant AD) describes difference in West Coast recruiting vs. East Coast recruiting: "On the West Coast, frankly, recruiting is sometimes more about, 'Who's the last person you talked to?' Here you have to be familiar, you need credibility, you have to develop the relationships, you have to be respected. People here appreciate that. It's more about building trust over time."

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