The latest from Mullen, Paterno, Fulmer, Dantonio, and Friedgen
Published: Friday, 10 December 2010 01:30
Dan Mullen says all the speculation is kind of annoying: “There’s speculation everywhere. The hard thing with speculation is that in the college football world, we have to deal with reality. My reality right now is dealing with final exams, making sure our kids are taking their final exams, making sure the last 30 kids turned in their books, getting a practice schedule ready and getting a bowl schedule ready. And, trying to hold onto recruits during a time of speculation.”
“It’s kind of annoying because I have to answer a lot of questions that don’t pertain to our football team. And that’s really all I have time for, to worry about, is our football team.”
Joe Paterno was on a roll Thursday: "I fought for expansion and I wanted an Eastern team. And we ended up with Nebraska, and they ain't in the East.''
(on facing Florida) “When I got to bed, ‘Hail Mary, full of grace, give me two touchdowns at least.' "
Phil Fulmer lauds Urban Meyer: “I think it’s just a huge statement that the pressure coaches nowadays are under. Good for him to have the courage to step down and do the things that are important to him.”
Mark Dantonio talks about the life of a coach: "You have to have a special wife and special children to deal with that, and I'm blessed with that, because it is a 24/7 job. If you can find the time you're together as a family and make it quality time rather than quantity time, there's a difference in that. We've tried to include our family in our football family."
Ralph Friedgen wants Maryland fans to “show up” : “Our fans need to really come out and support us. We have a chance to send a message to people that didn’t pick us for a bowl game that we can support a bowl game. East Carolina’s fans are going to show up. If people want to support this football program, they need to show up. We want to support the USO and make this a memorable experience. This is our backyard.”