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The nature of college football is that players …

The nature of college football is that players graduate.

The nature of college football is that players graduate.

I think there?s a lot of viable candidates and …

I think there?s a lot of viable candidates and a lot of times they look at somebody that?s done more, shown more ... It?s a real commitment for a kid, in the short term, to come back for a fifth year. And I think that makes an impression on (the players).

I think there?s a lot of viable candidates and a lot of times they look at somebody that?s done more, shown more … It?s a real commitment for a kid, in the short term, to…

In terms of front-line players, it’s the worst …

In terms of front-line players, it's the worst since I've been here. Last year, we probably had 10 more guys injured at this stage of practice.

In terms of front-line players, it’s the worst since I’ve been here. Last year, we probably had 10 more guys injured at this stage of practice.

It will be another great year of Ivy football w…

It will be another great year of Ivy football with a lot of close games. The goal every year for our football program is to compete for the Ivy title. We play in a league that is very balanced. Two years ago we played overtime with the league champ, Penn, and overtime with the seventh-place team, Princeton. Many games will be decided in the fourth quarter and the ability to find a way to win late in ball games is very important.

It will be another great year of Ivy football with a lot of close games. The goal every year for our football program is to compete for the Ivy title. We play in a league…

Our sideline erupted with that one. It was like…

Our sideline erupted with that one. It was like the weight of the world went off our shoulders.

Our sideline erupted with that one. It was like the weight of the world went off our shoulders.

We didn’t play the complete game we needed to p…

We didn't play the complete game we needed to play but give Holy Cross credit. They got the lead and played hard. Now we've got an opportunity to be 2-0 in the league. That's the way we've got to look at it.

We didn’t play the complete game we needed to play but give Holy Cross credit. They got the lead and played hard. Now we’ve got an opportunity to be 2-0 in the league. That’s the…

Being up just 6-0 that long was scary. When we …

Being up just 6-0 that long was scary. When we scored on that fourth-down play, our sideline erupted. That was a big weight off our shoulders. We finally made that big play. We were a pretty excited team in that huddle after the game.

Being up just 6-0 that long was scary. When we scored on that fourth-down play, our sideline erupted. That was a big weight off our shoulders. We finally made that big play. We were a…

Mike’s one of those guys. He’s going to make yo…

Mike's one of those guys. He's going to make you miss. You're not going to get Mike every time even with that safety coming down.

Mike’s one of those guys. He’s going to make you miss. You’re not going to get Mike every time even with that safety coming down.

We handled adversity well last week. Now we fin…

We handled adversity well last week. Now we find out how we handle success. Some teams don?t handle it too well.

We handled adversity well last week. Now we find out how we handle success. Some teams don?t handle it too well.

I thought our defense played absolutely phenome…

I thought our defense played absolutely phenomenal. We put them in a hole. We had three turnovers in the first half, [but] we were still ahead 6-0.

I thought our defense played absolutely phenomenal. We put them in a hole. We had three turnovers in the first half, [but] we were still ahead 6-0.

Obviously, the quarterback being elected the ca…

Obviously, the quarterback being elected the captain of the team shows that our players have confidence in him, they think he's going to be the right guy and a leader. He has lined up as the number one guy for 12 practices in the spring. I think our players have confidence in him.

Obviously, the quarterback being elected the captain of the team shows that our players have confidence in him, they think he’s going to be the right guy and a leader. He has lined up as…

He looks great. To be that big and run that tim…

He looks great. To be that big and run that time is pretty impressive.

He looks great. To be that big and run that time is pretty impressive.

We can?t get frustrated. We made a lot of big p…

We can?t get frustrated. We made a lot of big plays last week. There might not be as many big-play opportunities in this game. They?re going to back up and not let you run by them. They?re going to make you earn it.

We can?t get frustrated. We made a lot of big plays last week. There might not be as many big-play opportunities in this game. They?re going to back up and not let you run by…

We will miss Rory Hennessey, Rob Carr and Alvin…

We will miss Rory Hennessey, Rob Carr and Alvin Cowan, but other players are ready for their turn to play. Our success will depend on many juniors and seniors that are getting their first opportunity to start.

We will miss Rory Hennessey, Rob Carr and Alvin Cowan, but other players are ready for their turn to play. Our success will depend on many juniors and seniors that are getting their first opportunity…

Mike has picked things up very quickly — he is…

Mike has picked things up very quickly -- he is an excellent pass blocker, which allows us to keep him in the game in all our one back formations. He is still a work in progress.

Mike has picked things up very quickly — he is an excellent pass blocker, which allows us to keep him in the game in all our one back formations. He is still a work in…

Junior running back Jordan Spence played in a u…

Junior running back Jordan Spence played in a utility role last year and must become a prominent part of our offense.

Junior running back Jordan Spence played in a utility role last year and must become a prominent part of our offense.

I like our team speed.

I like our team speed.

I like our team speed.

It?s confidence. The confidence level of this t…

It?s confidence. The confidence level of this team built through the whole game on both sides of the ball and in the kicking game. You could feel it at halftime. We were just such a different team than we were last week. We were excited. These kids felt good about themselves.

It?s confidence. The confidence level of this team built through the whole game on both sides of the ball and in the kicking game. You could feel it at halftime. We were just such a…

The running part is easy. The challenge comes w…

The running part is easy. The challenge comes with picking up the system, learning formations, reading defenses and knowing blocking assignments. All indications are he has very good natural football instincts. But we have to be realistic. He is just a freshman, a very talented freshman. We need to put him in situations where he can succeed, not situations where he?s not ready. That falls on the coaching staff.

The running part is easy. The challenge comes with picking up the system, learning formations, reading defenses and knowing blocking assignments. All indications are he has very good natural football instincts. But we have to…

The bottom line is, their best player beat us. …

The bottom line is, their best player beat us. He made the biggest play of the game, and he beat us.

The bottom line is, their best player beat us. He made the biggest play of the game, and he beat us.

Getting Ryan (Fodor) and Mike (McLeod), two of …

Getting Ryan (Fodor) and Mike (McLeod), two of the most publicized kids in the state last year, the two MVPs, really helps us.

Getting Ryan (Fodor) and Mike (McLeod), two of the most publicized kids in the state last year, the two MVPs, really helps us.

It?s a neurological problem being evaluated as …

It?s a neurological problem being evaluated as we go along under doctors? care.

It?s a neurological problem being evaluated as we go along under doctors? care.

He brings a football work ethic that may be one…

He brings a football work ethic that may be one of the most detailed that I have seen. He?s got all these drills that he does for concentration. You always say when your best players do the most, it sets an example for everyone else.

He brings a football work ethic that may be one of the most detailed that I have seen. He?s got all these drills that he does for concentration. You always say when your best players…

The coaches have voted unanimously for the 11th…

The coaches have voted unanimously for the 11th game and for postseason play every time it has been brought forward at our meetings. It then has to go to the athletic directors, the policy committee and then the presidents. Neither proposal has ever gotten approval from all groups.

The coaches have voted unanimously for the 11th game and for postseason play every time it has been brought forward at our meetings. It then has to go to the athletic directors, the policy committee…

It’s the degree of the break that will determin…

It's the degree of the break that will determine if he plays again. It's the same injury Eric Johnson had two years ago. Jake Borden did the same thing in our championship year [1999]. He came back to play the last two games of the season.

It’s the degree of the break that will determine if he plays again. It’s the same injury Eric Johnson had two years ago. Jake Borden did the same thing in our championship year [1999]. He…

I think we?re one of those teams that questions…

I think we?re one of those teams that questions are going to be answered as we go along.

I think we?re one of those teams that questions are going to be answered as we go along.

We get more inquiries from California kids than…

We get more inquiries from California kids than anywhere else. California and Texas, I?d say, make up for almost 50 percent of the inquiries.

We get more inquiries from California kids than anywhere else. California and Texas, I?d say, make up for almost 50 percent of the inquiries.

They both did some good things. Ryan had the lo…

They both did some good things. Ryan had the longest drive and ran the ball better than he had. Matt has the quick feet. Ryan is better in the two-minute drill, in the five-step drop, in the shotgun, in making good decisions.

They both did some good things. Ryan had the longest drive and ran the ball better than he had. Matt has the quick feet. Ryan is better in the two-minute drill, in the five-step drop,…

Sometimes a player stands out when he is under …

Sometimes a player stands out when he is under adverse conditions. Chandler knew he couldn't play, but he took on a role of helping the younger players instead of feeling sorry for himself. He's gone above and beyond the call of duty, and that's something our players admire.

Sometimes a player stands out when he is under adverse conditions. Chandler knew he couldn’t play, but he took on a role of helping the younger players instead of feeling sorry for himself. He’s gone…

We called timeout and I actually walked out to …

We called timeout and I actually walked out to see if you could kick a field goal there. There was no way. It was an absolute quagmire. That was out of the question.

We called timeout and I actually walked out to see if you could kick a field goal there. There was no way. It was an absolute quagmire. That was out of the question.

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