Chip Kelly wary of complacency, Malzahn not emotional, Randy Edsall "could care a less"
- Published: Thursday, 14 October 2010 07:57
- by Administrator
Chip Kelly wary of complacency: "We can improve on blocking, we can improve our tackling, our kickoff-return team needs a lot of work. We've got to clean up ball security in terms of fumbles lost. We've got a few holding penalties, because fundamentally our hands are getting outside the framework. So we need to get them back inside the framework.”
"We don't look at this as a bye week, we look at this as an improvement week."
Randy Edsall frustrated at 3-3, but “could care a less what the outside world thinks” : "On defense, it's guys that blank out, lose focus, lose their concentration. Offensively, it's sustaining blocks and getting onto people — and not converting on third down and being able to possess the ball.”
"I don't know if anybody is criticizing me or not because I don't read anything. I could care less. I could care less what the outside world thinks. I really could."
"Those people don't know my job. They don't do my job. They're fans. It's great that they're excited and they want us to win every game. That's great, but it's like anything else, I'm not going to sit and criticize anybody else because I don't exactly know what it entails. I'll criticize myself more than anybody else will criticize me."
No extra emotion anymore for Gus Malzahn going against Arkansas: "This year it is different. It’s just a game we’re playing here at home. I still know a lot of the [Razorback] seniors and recruited some of those guys. It’s a football game and all the extra emotion that first year is not there anymore. It’s just a football game right now."
Jeff Tedford had Lane Kiffin as a player: "He was always very interested in the coaching part of it. Schematics and so on, so forth. I recruited him and then brought him in before his senior year. It was evident he wasn't going to play, so it was just, 'Why don't you start as a GA (graduate assistant) right now?'"
Bowling Green head coach Dave Clawson say game against Ohio was most disappointing in BGSU career: "That was a really bad day for our football program. It was a really uninspired effort. My staff and I have been here for 19 games, and that was our most disappointing effort. We played with little emotion; our energy level was terrible. You have to play with emotion, with energy, to be able to compete in a game like that, much less win a game like that."
Purdue rushed 3 and dropped 8 against Northwestern, Pat Fitzgerald reacts: "Yeah, they played a fence technique. Yeah, I hope they (future opponents) drop eight people. I really do. Because we will pick people apart. Danny still is able to scramble. If he can't outrun a nose guard, then we have problems."
Paul Rhoads say his Iowa State team is fragile: “We still are fragile. You get shellacked by a 41 point spread, there’s doubt in your mind.”
“Just being aligned right isn’t the easiest thing to do against Oklahoma. We could see 12 different formations from the same personnel.”
Dave Wannstedt ready to make it physical at Syracuse: "This is going to be tough sledding this week, and we know it. It's going to be as physical a game, without a doubt, as we've had all year. You start getting ready for a game like that yesterday. Every week is a new test for you in some fashion from a game-plan standpoint. This is going to be from a physical standpoint, we'll find out how tough we are this week."
San Diego State DC Rocky Long calls Air Force triple-option the “best offense in football”: "The biggest problem with triple-option teams is you only see them once a year. And you usually can't get a good look in practice and you can't get the speed in practice. And the execution by the (scout) offense isn't close to what you see in the game."
"I think it's the best offense is football. If they read (the coverage) correctly, there is no way to stop it."
Mark Dantonio reflects: "When you get into those situations, you think about two things: You think about your faith, and you think about your family. Your work becomes a little more secondary. What you do doesn't define you. I don't care what you do for a living. When you're out, whether it's a broken leg or something else, you're sort of renewed when you've got another opportunity, and you gain even more appreciation for what you do. I don't care what you do."