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Jeff Quinn took time in late August to answer questions from alumni and other fans
A. In rank order: We look at character, coaches’ recommendations, scholastic ability, athletic ability, goals of the potential recruit and the difficulty of the player’s schedule.
A: Repetition is the mother of learning. We did it at Central Michigan and Cincinnati, transitioning from a conventional offense to a fast-pace, no-huddle offense. It comes first with every single coach and player being “locked in”—having a tight-minded focus. Each play properly executed develops consistency, which, in turn, breeds confidence. The best type of players for my system are guys who are passionate and competitive every single day! We have guys who understand what I expect.
A: Our offensive line has really stepped it up this summer with their efforts to drop body fat and develop their lean body mass. They are very excited to execute our offense this season. The running backs have a much more dynamic role in this offense; they are asked to be more developed skill-wise. We have a nice running back group and look for them to have a great year.
A: Conditioning is a big part of my offense—also being able to think quickly and display proper decision making without much time.
A: Yes, there are plans to play teams in both conferences. We are looking for recruits in the defensive secondary, where we have five seniors graduating.
A: We will always begin our search for future Bulls in the Western New York area and fan out from there to the rest of New York State and our other areas of recruiting focus. We are always available to share ideas on the great game of football.
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