Monday afternoon one-liners

Posted by: Pete Roussel on Monday June 11, 2012


Posted by: Pete Roussel on June 11, 2012

dooleymtnDerek Dooley climbed 6,593 feet with 40 players on Saturday: Members of the Tennessee Volunteers football team climbed to the top of Mount Leconte on Saturday morning. Mount Leconte has the third-highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 6,593 feet, but when measuring from its immediate base to its highest peak, it can be considered the tallest mountain in the Eastern United States, rising 5,301 feet from its base in Gatlinburg.

Dooley didn't wear orange pants, but he did rock an orange shirt. (See photo)

- Justin Fuente must be happy about the redesigned team meeting room inside the Memphis football facility.  The Tigers have new lockers, as well.  See the team meeting room photo, right here.

- Brady Hoke questions media coverage of recruiting.  Hoke told AnnArbor.com writer Nick Baumgardner, "Tom Brady probably would have been a two-star guy. He turned out OK, I think."

- Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank urges Maryland fans to rally behind Randy Edsall.  Plank told the Baltimore Sun, "Randy Edsall is a good, strong, decent man who is working his tail off on behalf of the University of Maryland. And there are more people that want to spend their days burning things down than building it up. At least just stop rooting against him. You know, give the guy a chance."

- Barry Switzer sure did speak his mind to SBNation. Switzer believes you better be able to run it to win the national championship.  The former Oklahoma coach added, "Oklahoma doesn't have a play in their playbook designed where the quarterback carries the football. That's their philosophy. They've got an I-back to handle the ball back there. If they had a misdirection or option play where the quarterback carried the ball, it would really help their rushing offense, but they're not committed to that. They don't have that quarterback. 98 percent of their offense, he throws the football or hands it off to someone. He better be on that day, though, or else they've got problems."

- Brian Kelly was one of the driving forces behind the development of the course called, "Career Development through Community Engagement." A ton of Irish football players are enrolled in the class this summer.  See the video for details.

- Here's the latest on the Coaching Search Ticker.

Photo credit: UT Athletics

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Monday's one-liners

Posted by: Pete Roussel on Monday June 25, 2012


Posted by: Pete Roussel on June 25, 2012

- Jim Mora Jr. has reportedly offered a scholarship to sophomore-to-be Cordell Broadus, the son of Snoop Dog.  Broadus' high school coach broke the news via twitter.

- Todd Graham has embraced the legacy of Pat Tillman.

- I met with Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson on Saturday morning in New Orleans.  Everything is "We're going to..." not "We've got to..."   If Johnson's confidence rubs off on his players, the Green Wave may have a swagger for the first time since the Tommy Bowden era.

- Brian Kelly says the herniated disc that bothered Kelly's back is "all cleaned up and we're ready to roll."

- Ron English is pumped about the new uniforms at Eastern Michigan. Here's the photo gallery. The Eagles will have green, white, and gray jerseys.

- Mark Dantonio told the Detroit Free Press that he'll meet individually with every player for 30-40 minutes in the next few weeks.  Dantonio said, "I want to empower them to make sure they have an opportunity to set the world right in their mind. If we're not doing something that's helping them, if we're doing something that hinders them, that comes out on the table."

- Randy Edsall admits the negative press was tough, but thinks Maryland 'could have an outstanding year this year.'  Edsall told the Associated Press, "If I was this so-called tyrant or militaristic person, then how did we attract this outstanding class? It's very obvious that the incoming freshmen and the parents really like the message, where the program is going and the principles and values that we have."

- Southern Miss athletic director Jeff Hammond is hoping to see an increase in season-ticket sales from 10,000 to 12,000.

- Mark Dantonio told MLive.com that student-assistant Andre Rison is really going to help the Michigan State wide receivers.

- Gary Patterson likes the expected playoff system.

- Video Q&A with UNC offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Blake Anderson:

 

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