Dye reflects on Chizik hiring, Ruffin singles out 2 coaches, Tubs is angry
- Published: Tuesday, 19 October 2010 09:38
- by Administrator
Former Auburn coach Pat Dye reflects on the day Auburn AD Jay Jacobs called to say he’s hiring Gene Chizik as head coach: "When he called me to tell me he had chosen Gene to be our next coach, I couldn't believe it. He said, 'I decided to hire Gene the day he left Auburn (for Texas).'"
Quoting former Minnesota Gophers head coach Glen Mason: “They fired Murray Warmath, they fired me, they fired Tim Brewster. They're not losing a lot of coaches to retirement."
Minnesota AD Joel Maturi say Gophers can pay at least $1.8 million: "We pay Tubby Smith about $1.8 million a year. If we can pay a head basketball coach that I'm assuming we can pay a head football coach that."
Ruffin McNeill compliments his coaches, singles out special teams coordinator Clay McGuire and offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley: “The next group is our coaches. I’ve been very lucky to have a group of what I call field house rats. But it’s not even lucky because I knew they would be. They’re here all the time. They love watching film, talking ball and the like. The defense gets together and offense gets together and talks all the time. Right now they’re upstairs watching film. I’m very happy for those guys. Again, it reaffirms the work they’ve put in. As a staff, we’re growing and jelling, just like our team is growing and jelling.
“Special teams have been a solid, solid product for us. They’ve been a constant. Clay McGuire and our assistant coaches have done a great job of developing those guys. Our guys are taking pride in our special teams’ progress.”
“I told Lincoln I thought he had one of the best scripts I had ever been a part of. I thought he blended his calls and mixed well. Dominique Davis did a great job of orchestrating it. He had 14 completions in a row to start the game.”
Tuberville hopes everybody’s angry: “I hope everybody’s angry. I’m angry. Our players are angry and disappointed. That’s what you want to feel. You want people that care about what you do and how you do it.”
“I like fans to be adamant on winning every game. We want everybody to be selfish. We want to win every game. I’m used to winning a lot of games. Our players like to win every game.
UTEP head coach Mike Price closing practice, won’t discuss injuries: "I'm not going to discuss any injuries and we're closing practice this week. I'm not being cute, I'm not being coy. I just don't see any advantage to discussing our injuries so the opponent can discover anything about us. I don't want to give any advantage to our opponent; to give out any advantage is not necessary. It's a little overrated that we can't have (the media at practice), we want to put our face out to the community, but the situation the way it is, we'll just leave it at that."
Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen unhappy with offense: "I add one more piece to the puzzle to try to come up with ideas. They're good coaches. They do a good job of preparing. Our schemes and things we're trying to do are sound. What we have to do is put our players in the best position for them to execute and have success, and that's been difficult at this point ant time. We're still searching for those things and refining those things. Hopefully we're going to start seeing the payoff from it."
"It's not going to drastically change what we're doing offensively. We need to generate more points. It's not all of a sudden going to explode and we're going to have this world-class offense that's scoring 50 points a game. We can certainly score, and we have to play better."
Northern Illinois coach Jerry Kill says it will all come down to quarterback play: “I don’t know how good we are. I really don’t. I don’t know if anybody knows this time of year. You’re an injury or two away from not being good because of depth. I think it’s great for our program. We’re certainly glad with where we’re at but we also know it’s one (loss) and you’re right back at it.”
“I’ve said all along it’s going to come down to quarterback play. Right now, our quarterback is playing very well. If he continues to play well, I feel like we have a good chance to be in all those games and have a chance to win in the fourth (quarter).”