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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

How does DC Vance Bedford adjust expectations for playing defense when Texas has an offense averaging 47 points? Bedford says it's all about two key stats: points per drive and turnovers. The Longhorns rank 9th in the Big 12 and 92nd nationally in points/drive (2.3) and have yet to grab an interception.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas DC Vance Bedford says he takes full responsibly for his defense's problems against Cal. He believes he and Charlie Strong are on the same page about their defense. "There's a trust factor. We've been together now 8 years, I believe. We know we need to get things cleaned up and get some things done, it's just that simple."

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

I have so much work to do but Tennessee-UGA '92 is on ESPN Classic and I'm gonna wait for Heath Shuler on 4th-and-14.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Richt is no stranger to playing Georgia Tech, but he says he's not sure his familiarity with the Yellow Jackets will be much help to the rest of his staff when Miami plays in Atlanta this week.


Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

DeShone Kizer talks about Brian Kelly saying the coach needs to turn up the intensity on the sidelines:


Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

James Onwualu has been very honest and thoughtful in speaking about the coordinator change this week from Brian VanGorder to Greg Hudson. Onwualu came to ND as a WR before switching to LB, and he said he thanked VanGorder for the opportunity since he was the one who invested in him on that side of the ball: "Obviously everybody was talking about it -- even our student section seemed to have a strong stance on that. But it was shocking to me, this is the only defensive experience I've ever had. Really all I knew defensively. So it's difficult for some older guys, and me included, to put that aside and take the next step into something new. I'll continue my relationship with (VanGorder) and possibly still learn things from him but I'm on to the next step."

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

South Carolina coach Will Muschamp, when asked why he wears all black on the sideline, quipped "It makes me look skinnier."

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen on Les Miles firing: "I understand the pressure we're under in this league. We're [always] on the hot seat." You're judged on the last play you made and the last game you played. That's how it is in the SEC. "I don't think that's good for the game to have college coaches fired [during the season]. I don't think it's healthy of the program or the organization to do it at this time." Hurts stability for players and the program.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McGlinchey on Brian Kelly saying everyone's job is up for grabs: "We are a 1-3 football team and things need to change." The Notre Dame captain adds: "Guys are fed up. We've had enough. We've had enough losing."

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze on Les Miles firing: "When I heard the news, my stomach was sick. Les has been so genuinely kind to me and my family. I consider him a heck of a football coach and a better man. … He's the type of guy that every time you see him you see what you get. He's a genuine spirit that cares about people. That was difficult to see." Freeze's daughters are close with Miles as well. Freeze sat down and talked to them about Miles' firing.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema on the firing of LSU's Les Miles: "I think in this world we all kind of bunker down. I have tremendous respect for Les." Bielema said he had a lot respect for Miles before he got to Arkansas and it was reinforced over the years. He had a lot of conversations with Miles but the best he had was about Miles' son and his college recruitment. "That was a pretty cool moment." Said Miles' demeanor, character and personality "just a class act." … "My guess is he won't be on the sideline very long and I'm sure he'll take advantage of it."

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan DL Bryan Mone has been practicing this week. Coaches plan to decide whether or not he'll play against Wisconsin at the end of the week. Mone was injured in the team's season opener against Hawaii.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee coach Butch Jones said it's tough trying to make up for the loss of All-SEC cornerback Cam Sutton, who is out indefinitely with a fractured ankle, but hopes he can return this year. "You can't replace a Cam Sutton. Right now it's up to the body. We're anticipating that there's a possibility that he can get back for the last couple of games of the year. … It's really on how the body heels." Sutton is one of the league's top cover corners and had started all 41 games he had played in at Tennessee. He also ranks second all time at the school in passes defended.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans has been overshadowed in the ACC behind bigger name players, but there's no denying he has played exceptionally well over the last two weeks. That includes a 55-yard touchdown run against East Carolina, where he broke five tackles. "I certainly didn't anticipate the type of run that he had," Fuente said. "I'm not sure we'll get many of those duplicated." Still, Evans brings a different dynamic to the offense that Fuente felt he'd be able to bring as the starter.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama head coach Nick Saban on Les Miles firing. Evaluating the landscape of college football right now "I don't think things like this surprise me." Saban said that doesn't mean he agrees with it. He thinks that firing a head coach during the season "probably isn't the best way to go about it." Saban has had a lot of respect for Miles for a long time and thinks that there's a better way to handle that situation. Saban mentioned Miles' impressive winning percentage (77 percent) and added that "College football doesn't need to do these kinds of things, but what I think doesn't really matter."