On the Pistol formation:
“We had that formation a year ago, we’re just diving into some things other teams across the country have tried. We’re doing everything we can to improve the running game. It gives the defense some more things to do and it allows the quarterback to be a run formation that’s also a ready-made throw formation, so that he can survey the field and decide what’s best for us.”
More on the Pistol formation:
“It’s Nevada’s name, so we’re borrowing it. We’ll have to change it. ‘Revolver,’ that’s what we’ll call it. I don’t want anyone to think we’re trying to be plagiarists, but that’s exactly what it is. It’s an experiment that needs to be given a certain amount of time to mature, or you’ll never going to know.
On the offense having continuity, experience…
“All that, and add two shakers of confidence. It’s just a huge confidence thing for these kids to know each other and know they can play. That’s when it gets to be fun.”
On Norm Chow:
“He still loves to coach. I think he’s energized by the challenges of a new year, excited to be in Southern California, and I’m thankful he feels that way.”