"I think that is all overrated," Rodriguez said. "Once the ball is snapped, if it helps motivate them in the offseason, that's one thing. For the games, once the ball is kicked off, last year is the last thing on anybody's mind I would think."
"Probably a little advantage for them up to this point," Rodriguez said. "For the quarter schools that have nothing but football for the first month or so, I do think it probably gives them a little bit of an advantage early in the season.
"Not a great advantage because you are still only supposed to have 20 hours a week with them, but the players will be more rested going up until this point."
"They are very athletic," he said. "They are active. They have different substitution packages where they can bring extra nickel backs in and extra pass rushers and they have the guys they can do that with and they seem to understand their schemes even better this year, so they're doing a good job."
"I usually take three, sometimes four," Rodriguez said. "Nick Isham is both a quarterback and a holder, so if we take four, it'll be because of that, but he might be our third right now too.
"We have the limit of 70. I wish we had a little bit more because I would like to take 75 guys, maybe not play them all, but I would like to take them."
"Still waiting for him," Rodriguez said. "It is really frustrating because he would probably be traveling."