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Al Groh Quotes

If the coordinator can be the secondary coach also, then he's working with the position that every coordinator should always give the most attention to, ... Plus, most of the (defensive) adjustments that get made during the course of the game are secondary adjustments.
Al Groh
#Coach

Marcus has really matured as a player, ... The way he went about preparing himself for that game last week was very impressive.
Al Groh
#Game

It's not for sure, but I'd say it's probably moving in that direction, ... Some of it's moving in that direction; some of it's not going as fast. There's no sense speculating. Who we talk about now might not be there Saturday; who's not in the mix right now might be there Saturday.
Al Groh
#Direction

It gave us consistent difficulty, ... and really brought [Syracuse] back into the game. Obviously, we'd like to play those plays better.
Al Groh
#Difficulty

He doesn't panic. He took control [at safety] in the early minutes of the first day we tried him there. He knew the calls and was very confident in them. He'd heard them for two years.
Al Groh
#Control

Really it's not the secondary that's being tested, ... it's the pass defense.
Al Groh
#Defense

Now, we have certain positions that are rich in experience, but across the board it's the most inexperienced team that we've had,
Al Groh
#Experience

That's blue-collar work in there. Sometimes that has to be developed, and he's making good progress towards that.
Al Groh
#Progress

From an experience spectrum, we're on both ends of the spectrum, and we have little in-between.
Al Groh
#Experience

He's earning our confidence, and he certainly earned more of it today.
Al Groh
#Confidence

He's had two years of developing a very clear picture in his mind of how a really big-time linebacker performs. He had a real plan and a real intent about what he wanted to get done this year.
Al Groh
#Mind

Are you familiar with the movie Risky Business ? What the heck!.
Al Groh
#Business

He's done a real nice job with it.
Al Groh
#Job

This has given those promising young players an opportunity for some more turns that we're hoping will bring them along a little faster.
Al Groh
#Opportunity

He seemed to have been very comfortable [at safety] from the start,
Al Groh
#Safety

That's a very positive thing for Boston College, too. I'd like to be able to say the same things about our circumstances every year, but in this particular case, because they have all shown themselves to be effective, it really doesn't make a great deal of difference who plays.
Al Groh
#Boston

At safety, we tell them three things. Get the rest of your defense lined up and ready to play, defend the deep ball and be a good open-field tackler.
Al Groh
#Defense

At safety, we tell them three things, ... Get the rest of your defense lined up and ready to play, defend the deep ball and be a good open-field tackler.
Al Groh
#Defense

Last year, we had a veteran team with a lot of proven players, and we won by some substantial margins early,
Al Groh
#Margins

There are a number of offices that have an interest in the circumstances with whom we've had conversations.
Al Groh
#Circumstances

Brad crossed the line and for that he must take accountability, ... We have talked in detail and he has assured me that his actions on the play at issue were a result of over-aggressiveness and over-exuberance to block a challenging opponent and without malice. His intent was to take the player to the ground, not to inflict injury. In any case, we regret that the incident occurred and apologize to Mathias.
Al Groh
#Accountability

One of the Walsh tenets that he says repeatedly in his book, is that in his offense 50 percent of all the passing yardage should come on yards after the catch. So, if that's what you're banking on, if there's not much yards after catch, then you have a lot of short throws, a lot of catches for minimal yardage that don't amount to a great deal of production.
Al Groh
#Books And Reading

I've learned over the years in this position that in most circumstances, it's not a question of the old saying that there are always two sides to every story. There are usually about 17 sides to every story.
Al Groh
#Circumstances

I really hesitate to say it because he hasn't played a game yet, but he's really looking like what we're looking for there. For what he's had to learn and do in a short period of time here, he's been impressive. I would expect that he's going to be a good player this year and increasingly better in the future.
Al Groh
#Game

Al Golden is a very engaging, energetic coach. He has contributed a great deal to our program which hopefully gives him a good model on how to do things right. His coming to Temple is a real plus for the Owl program.
Al Groh
#Coach

We preached all week for our guys to be prepared to go the long haul. We knew this game would be decided well into the game, late in the game. That helped see us through a tough start.
Al Groh
#Game

If you've seen us play over the past five years, you know that we're pretty tight end-oriented, so we're always looking for opportunities to get the ball there.
Al Groh
#Past

If you watched us over the past five years, you know we're pretty tight end-oriented, so we're always looking for opportunities to get the ball to them. Obviously we had an idea we could catch some, and Marcus did a great job of getting the ball to them in those spots.
Al Groh
#Past

If we get into (injuries), then it's like we're setting a scene for not doing well. We believe in the players and we trust the players we put in the game. ? When you start talking about how badly you miss certain guys, then you're doing a disservice to those kids battling hard for you, as if what they're giving you isn't enough.
Al Groh
#Believe

It is a privilege, and not a right, to wear a Cavalier jersey and to represent our university community. There are certain things that are vital to putting your team together every year, and those things become in sharper focus and multiplied when you're in a rebuilding circumstance.
Al Groh
#Community