Q: A lot of times we hear people say that
Pollard: I have always gone on record
saying that our two biggest challenges at
Q: Would you have bumped the assistant coach money even if Dan would have stayed and gone 8-3 this year?
Pollard: Well we had been on a track with Dan of trying to continually upgrade compensation of the coaches. That's a hypothetical question because we weren't 8-3 so I can't really answer that. But we had been on track. We upped the assistant coach compensation last year by $150,000. This time is was 1.2 and we took it up to 1.5.
Q: Do you honor the commitments of the recruits already committed here?
Pollard: We had decided to do that as soon as we made the announcement.
Q: When did you shake hands and agree that he would be your coach?
Pollard: We agreed on Sunday morning. We couldn't shake hands because we were in different cities. We offered him the job on Saturday night. He wanted the opportunity to go back and talk to Mack Brown about it one more time because Mack is his mentor. He called me on Sunday morning and said that he had spoken to Mack and he wanted to do it.