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Fitzgerald: I reminded them it's a $60,000 scholarship

A 2-0 start has Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald expecting more out his team. Much more.

In their 23-13 win against Vanderbilt last Saturday, Fitzgerald noted that there were some areas where they "didn't bring their big boy pads."

One of those areas was the pass game. Through two games the Wildcats are completing about 62% of their passes, and Coach Fitz has made it known that the receivers should be catching every ball that comes their way to make sure that number rises as the year progresses.

‘‘We’ve got to catch the football. I don’t care where the ball is thrown, that’s what we put them on scholarship for, and I reminded them it’s a $60,000 scholarship. Catch the ball.’’

This weekend the Wildcats welcome a team from ACC country in as they take on Boston College. A win would give the Wildcats victories against teams in three of the major conferences. So far their wins have come against teams from the Big East (Syracuse) and SEC (Vanderbilt).

Kelly: "We try to maximize our coaches"

In years past, Oregon's offensive staff has done an impressive job finding ways to utilize a unique player's entire skill set by lining him up at multiple positions.

Chip Kelly touched on how they go about coaching that during his press conference yesterday.

Kelly noted that in their offense it is important to maximize their coaches, which is why he takes the hybrid position players during individual position meetings.

"We try to maximize our coaches so that we don't have a kid that has to go the wide receivers meeting for 15 minutes and then run over to the running back meeting for 15 minutes." Kelly explained.

Butch Jones on Pitt win: I never felt more confident going into a first game

Well produced video here from Cincinnati's win over Pitt last week.

Some good locker room and sideline footage mixed in with the game highlights.

Butch Jones tells the team after the win, "I never felt more confident going into a first game than I did (this week)."

Leach: "That's a sure sign of a bad football team"

Last season, Washington State handled UNLV 59-7. The Cougs face the Rebels Friday at 9 on ESPN.

Leach was asked yesterday if the win last year makes his job more difficult from a motivational standpoint because of the way that they dominanted the Rebels in 2011.

"Well it shouldn't. First of all, any team that doesn't give the other team credit is out of their mind." he explained.

"That's just wrong, and short sighted, and a sure sign of a bad football team."

Wednesday TV - No games

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