Monday afternoon news & notes
Posted by: Pete Roussel on July 23, 2012
NC State head coach Tom O'Brien didn't hesitate to put things in perspective about Penn State.
According The Chronicle, O'Brien stated, "They just became a D1-AA school. They went down to 65 scholarships, that's what a 1-AA school is."
Bobby Bowden reacts to becoming the all-time wins leader in college football history
According to SI.com writer Stewart Mandel, Bobby Bowden said, "There is no rejoicing in the Bowden household. Nobody would want to have a title given to him this way."
Dabo Swinney explained why he didn't wear his ACC championship ring today
According to Mike Maniscalco of 620 The Buzz, Dabo stated, "It says 2011 and only has 10 wins on it."
Tommy Tuberville says the program has doubled its talent level on defense side of the ball.
Tuberville stated at Big 12 Media Day, "The big thing I'm excited about is we get a little closer defensively. We haven't had enough depth to compete in this league with all the high‑powered offenses we've seen over the last couple of years. You need around 30 players that can go day in, day out and play in this league, and we've been about half that. But we've pretty much doubled our talent on that side of the ball."
Tuberville eloquently described the Big 12
Tuberville stated on Monday, "You're going to give up points in this league. This is a points league. I mean, we scored close to 40points a game last year and won five games."
Mississippi State AD Scott Stricklin to host his own radio show
The show debuts tomorrow night and has 19 affiliates throughout the state of Mississippi. It will also be streamed live on HailState.com, the Mississippi State official athletics website. Innovative and smart idea if you ask you.
Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder explained the difference in his team now versus a year ago.
Bill Snyder said during Big 12 Media Day, "I think one of the things that‑‑ and you might also recall, I'm sure that part of that answer was the need for the development of quality internal leadership within the confines of our players themselves. And I think in each of the last three years I have seen that grow. I think we were dangerously limited the very first year back in regards to that type of leadership. I think it's grown every year since then, and I would suggest right now that we probably have a strong leadership, player leadership within, demanding leadership, vocal leadership, quality, caring leadership than we have had at any point in time. And I caution myself about taking that for granted, that it will carry itself into the season."
You know times are changing when Tulane releases a video trailer with a little bit of swagger
First-year head coach Curtis Johnson is revived the spirit around the Tulane program. Locals are thrilled that 14 of 17 verbal commitments are from the state of Louisiana. Johnson's attitude is infectious. Did you see the recent quote from his quarterback? Today, Tulane released a pre-season video trailer. Swagger detected!
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