Coaches Quick Hits
Quoting Gary Patterson: "I could stand up here and tell you we'd like to be 12-0, but I would tell you that's what I would have said the last nine years. Those goals have not changed. For us, it's going to be business as usual."
"Last year was a lot of fun because that team was hungry. That group really wanted to grow up. The key will be: does this one?"
"We've got to be the best TCU team we can be. I'm not talking to my team about [the Oregon State] game. We need to beat TCU. That's all a coach can do. As a coach I have a good feeling about what our potential could be and no, I'm not going to answer that. I'm going to find out if we can live up to it."
Quoting Colorado State head coach Steve Fairchild: “Yes, we’re playing harder, we’re finishing better than we did last year. There’s going to be some mistakes with a young offensive line and young quarterback. It’s going to get sloppy at times. I could care less. I just want to see the effort, the finishing drills and the playing hard even as practice wears on. And it gets a little tougher when you get tired, but I thought we did a nice job today.”
Quoting Tulane head coach Bob Toledo: "We need to get better, and it starts with coaching and playing and recruiting and all those things. We need to get better, and I honestly believe this is the best group.”
"Every year I've said it's the best group, and it has been. It has always gotten better. This is the best group we've had since we've been here. We're just so much better than we've been. Hopefully, that equates to wins as well."
Quoting Jimbo Fisher: “We’re going to try to be perfect every day, knowing full well we’ll never reach it. But in the meantime, we’ll find excellence.”
Quoting Buffalo head coach Jeff Quinn: “We’re going to toughen up and play this game the right way. I don’t drive in the right lane at 55. I like to press the pedal. That’s just my style. I’m a very passionate man, very intense, and I demand. And that’s how you win. You have to go out there and you have to push these young men to competitive greatness.”
Quoting Mike London: "I can't even begin to tell you how many races I've started, how many different things, I mean, chicken dinners and just all that stuff. But I think it's necessary that, given the fact that when you say: 'Listen, we want to be open. We want to be accessible. We want to be available.' Well, if you're going to start down that road, then you better make yourself open and available and accessible and include the fan base."
Quoting Mike Gundy: "Most bad things happen after midnight. (However), I am not a firm believer in saying to the ... guys on our team, 'You can't live the normal life of a college student.' Maybe that's wrong, but right now, I just don't feel like you can do that. How can I punish the other 119 guys (as a result of) one guy making a terrible decision?"