? Fred Taylor, Ohio State basketball coach, asked why it was he could penetrate to midcourt and stand for a full minute and not get a technical foul while Indiana Coach Bobby Knight got two for just sighing: "Bobby sighs a little more profanely than I do."
? Cotton Fitzsimmons, coach of the Atlanta Hawks, on his use of rookies: "I wait until I see a rookie doing a shaving commercial on TV, then I figure he might be ready to play."
? Alex Karras, ex-Iowa and Detroit Lion tackle and now a TV personality: "I never graduated from Iowa, but I was only there for two terms—Truman's and Eisenhower's."
?Jim Katcavage, new Philadelphia Eagle scout who had commuted 18 years to New York as a player and scout for the Giants: "My relatives don't have to root for the Eagles behind my back any more."
? Kyle Rote Sr., after his son won the Superstars contest: "It's not easy to follow in the footsteps of a famous son."
? Earl Williams, Baltimore Oriole catcher, on his troubles with the press and fans last season: "There was an overmagnification of the circumstances, and the communications media created issues. But I'm not blaming anybody."