?Carl DePasqua, Pitt football coach, on team discipline: "Football is not a democracy. There's nothing to debate. The players can debate in political science class."
? Charlie Tate, University of Miami football coach, on his plans to take his squad out of town the night before home games: "After the final practice before a game last year we would take them directly from the dressing room to the Faculty Club for a nice sit-down dinner. Then the entire squad would go to a movie together. But as soon as the team would get back from the movies, females would swarm around. It was unreal. You just got to do something drastic to keep their feet on the ground."
?Fred Abbott, 6'3", 233-pound University of Florida middle linebacker and "potential All-America," explaining his decision to quit football last week: "The game has been exploited and has evolved into a business."