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Brookhart's press conference quotes

By mrasor Published: November 19, 2007

Football

    Notable quotes from today's press conference...
    J.D. Brookhart analyzed what went wrong this season. The most amusing passage is, "Are we missing some things? Yes, two NFL receivers who didn’t find it important to go to school."
    He also said it hurts your chances for success when you have to suspend two quarterbacks.
    Brookhart suggested Jabari Arthur doesn't necessarily have the speed, hands or flexibility to be a great receiver, but has become one through his will power.

    Other notes...
    Zippy trails Hairy Dog from Georgia by more than 200 votes as of 4 p.m. Monday. She beat Goldy Gopher last week. Vote here.
    Akron reeled in a recruit whom the Michigan schools really wanted. Norman Shuford is a small, speedy and strong running back from Farmington Hills, Mich. He is the Zips' first commitment at running back. Rivals.com actually has a video of him burning his future teammate and fellow Zips recruit Nate Schuler.
    The Zips also got a soft verbal commitment from Kevin Funches, a two-star cornerback from Coffeyville Community College in Kansas, which is the same junior college as another Zips cornerback: Miguel Graham.
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