- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
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BS: Not much during the season.
I don't really talk to anybody.
DP: You guys have some interesting combinations [48 possible] to choose from for your uniforms. Who picks them week in and week out?
MG: We allowed three or four of our seniors to make all the decisions in August. The last thing I wanted was someone asking in a meeting what uniforms we were wearing that week.
DP: I like the gray helmets.
MG: I like all of it. I'm a pretty traditional guy, but we've had so many different uniforms over the last 20 years, I said, What the heck. The players love the black and dull gray. I'm in the market for a dull orange helmet if they can do that next.
DP: Did your famous 2007 postgame tirade help or hurt you with recruiting?
MG: It helped us a lot. When I'm on the road recruiting, I'll go into a home and there will be somebody in the house who will bring that up and say they appreciate that. Parents want their sons to go to a school where the coach is going to stand up and fight for them, no matter what. The intentions weren't that, but it certainly panned out that way.
DP: You were saying, If you want to take a shot, take a shot at me, not an 18-year-old.
MG: I have three sons of my own. You hurt for your own children. I felt that this young man was nine hours from home. It wasn't justified that he was treated like a professional athlete. Somebody had to say, That's not right. What I meant was, Come after a coach. We get it all the time. I get it at the grocery store. I get it at Little League games. I get it from my wife when I get home. What's the difference? I didn't mean to use my age, even though it's [made me] a YouTube superstar.