What they said: "It's kind of the old adage: If you're around it every single day, you don't see the changes; when you're away from it and come back, you see the changes. Well, I see myself every day. Not that I enjoy it, but I see myself every day. If I'm a little different, I'm not sure I know exactly where the difference lies." — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder
Reality check: After being away three years, Snyder seems funnier, kinder, gentler, nicer. If his team is the same way, the Wildcats could be in trouble.
What they said: "I don't think it's really that dramatic (losing receiver Michael Crabtree and quarterback Graham Harrell). A lot's been made of it, but there was a time when nobody heard of Harrell and Crabtree. It was a couple of years ago where the questions were a little more along the lines of how's this Harrell going to be any good? How's this Crabtree guy?" — Texas Tech coach Mike Leach
Reality check: How's this Taylor Potts going to be any good? How's this Detron Lewis guy?