| 6 years ago||
Richardson, on choosing a starting RB:
"If they wanted more carries I told them to either study harder or work harder and beat the guy out in front of you. That’s the way it has to be, we’re not in the business of stroking egos. The best guy is going to play."
Golden, to a recruit's father (Finnie Sr.):
"Sir I apologize for the old staff. We have a whole new staff."
Finnie Sr., on Golden's recruiting ability:
"They always said he was a heck of a recruiter. He can go get 'em and he showed he could do it."
Carroll, on his recruiting pitch:
"It’s hard to find negative things about Miami University. With a great education, private school, top school in Florida in terms of education, great location Miami, South Beach, Coral Gables all that and we always have a great talent pool to recruit from."
Golden, on the Sun Bowl performance:
"I didn't see a team that executed with a high football IQ."
"We’re going to create value in that game by not burying it in 2010, but rather by showing it to our players as a kind of a paradigm if you will of what we need to do and what needs to be fixed, because talent alone is not going to get it done."
Golden, on past and future recruiting:
"To be quite honest with you, we’ve got to get back to being hungry, and I think that’s what we’re doing right now in the recruiting trail."
"We’ve kind of become a clam in the recruiting trail, which means we open up and let all the food rush in. We’re going to go back to being an eagle. We’re going to go back to being hunters."
Golden, on rival Florida teams:
"Just understand one thing. They can’t survive without South Florida. Those schools that you mentioned, I’m not going to mention them but they can’t survive without South Florida."
Golden, on Swasey staying:
"I evaluated and I will continue to evaluate but I’m very excited about the staff that is down there and the commitment they have toward student-athletes. I’m also excited about the interaction that I see between the student-athletes and them, and that shows me something. And again our approach is going to be different. Coach Swasey gets his marching orders from the head coach. Our approach is going to be different."
Golden, on commitment:
"Certainly, there’s going to be a price to pay in terms of wearing that ‘U’ and putting on that uniform again moving forward."
Golden, on recruiting strategy with two coordinators:
"Terry Richardson will be our Florida recruiting coordinator and Brennan Carroll will be our national recruiting coordinator. So we’ll have two. We’re looking to focus all of our energy here in South Florida. If we go out of state, it’s going to be for the best of the best and Brennan had done that in a similar capacity at SC."
Golden, on what a recruit should consider:
"I believe that one of the biggest mistakes student-athleties make in the recruiting process is identifying with only one of the three aspects that you’ll encounter, that you’re seeking in a college football program – either football, academic or social."
"You better evaluate academically, socially and athletically because you’re only in that stadium seven times a year and the other 359 days you better like where you’re at, you better like the school that you’re going to."
Golden, on offensive style:
"I think if you get to know me and my philosophy evolves here, I don't believe you can do anything without being tough and disciplined. So, we have to start eliminating the things that cause you to lose before we can start to win -- the penalties, the sacks, the turnovers, those type of things. So, we want to be a physical football team, we want to be a dynamic, shock team, playaction team. And obviously we want a guy that can stand in there with the offensive line we have and throw a three-step in a drop back setting. Obviously, we're asking the quarterback to do a lot but we want to go back to having year after year after year guys that fit the pro system, that want to be pro system quarterbacks and come in here and learn that as an apprentice as they move forward. That was a staple here for decades and we have to get back to that."