"We're in one of the best talent-rich footprints in the country between our state, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida."
"The competition, to have right now five Division I schools and it's about to be seven with App. State and Charlotte, there is a lot of state competition and then the people from outside of the state that want to come in and get the guys too."
"You can say the same thing about Florida, Texas, and Georgia. Everybody tries to go down there and take their guys too."
"I've done the caravans that we do throughout the state."
"It's a great place to live. I feel really blessed. I know my sons have enjoyed it and me and my wife have been able to get out and do a few things together."
"It's a fun place. When you can be on the beach in two hours, be in the mountains in a couple of hours, be in a lake or a stream, or go see some good music... it's kind of hard to complain when you have that kind of place to raise a family."
"Everything is difficult. There are 120 Division I schools all fighting for the same thing. I do believe the way we do things we do them the right way. I think the results won't be determined for a couple of years until you see the recruits actually get on the field and play."
If you asked the high school coaches right now and follow our recruiting, we've made a lot of strides, particularly in our own state. They feel excitement about what's going on within our program, and with what we're doing and what we're talking about."
"I'm in the frame of mind of building a championship. I don't know how long that will take. We might be better than we think, we might be worse than we think. I really don't know."
"I inherited a team [at Northern Illinois] that thought they were great. I told them it's a lot harder to stay great than it is to get great. Once people know you're a good team they circle you on their calendar."
"We went 2-3 the first five games I was the head coach there and we won nine straight to win the league."
"I learned a lot in that because, your first year in any conference as a coach, you don't know how good the league is until you play in the league for real. You can watch as much tape as you want, but that was last year's tape."
"The teams are different and so I have to get on the field with our current talent and really see where we stand, make the correct adjustments and fill in the voids with recruiting and development to get us where we need to be."