? Lee Corso, on why he left Northern Illinois to become coach of the USFL's Orlando Renegades: "I promised my wife 27 years ago that I'd take her to Florida."
? Bill Fitch, Houston Rockets coach, on the team's gregarious guard John Lucas: "John was born talking. He slapped the doctor."
? Howie Long, Los Angeles Raiders defensive end: "My job has become one of a decoy. I draw the attention, and the other guys make the plays. I should show up painted like a duck."