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JEFF TEDFORD
RYAN HATCH
August 10, 2011
ON STAFF RETURNS, THE NEW TITLE GAME AND A SUPER ALUM
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August 10, 2011

Jeff Tedford

ON STAFF RETURNS, THE NEW TITLE GAME AND A SUPER ALUM

SI: Did you talk to Aaron Rodgers after the Super Bowl?

JT: Yeah, we texted back and forth. You can imagine his schedule got real intense afterward. I tried to leave him alone [laughs]. I congratulated him. I knew he was busy, but hopefully we'll have the chance to catch up pretty soon.

SI: How's it been having some familiar coaching faces back in the program?

JT: Getting [former offensive assistants] Jim Michalczik and Eric Kiesau back, it's kind of like reassembling the band. We spent so many years together, there's a lot of familiarity there. We can be in a meeting, and we can say, 'Oh, remember when this happened in 2002?' and everyone knows exactly what we're talking about.

SI: WHAT'S THE OFFENSE'S BIGGEST STRENGTH?

JT: OUR RECEIVING CORPS: KEENAN ALLEN, MARVIN JONES AND MICHAEL CALVIN ARE ALL REAL GOOD PLAYERS. I'M EXCITED TO WATCH [THEM] CUT IT LOOSE.

SI: How do you feel about the conference expansion?

JT: I'm excited. [Colorado and Utah] are two great programs that are coming in. And the whole conference championship game will infuse some enthusiasm for the conference and on the West Coast. It's going to be very competitive.

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