Larry Porter Signing Day Press Conference Quotes
Feb. 2, 2011
We also signed six junior college guys; five of them are already enrolled and going to class and working out. Three of them have three years to play three, so we expect them to have an impact, be productive and give us what we want in terms of quality play.
I've continued to talk about speed and athleticism. We have a number of guys that can play multiple positions, which is critical. Ideally, we'll know exactly what we want to do with them as they come in."
As I look at this class, I think it settles our program, because we've addressed all our needs. We've had some attrition but it's allowed us to focus on those things we know will push us forward. As we've cleansed our program, this class serves as the foundation and strengthens our program as a whole.
I'm excited about it, and I'm excited about the style of guy we bring in. Not just about things like talent level, speed, or athleticism, but things like character, leadership, discipline and attitude."
Assessing his class
On Looking Ahead to Spring Ball
"I don't want to get too far ahead of myself. We've got what we call "Coach's Station" starting next week. Those 6 a.m. morning workouts; that's where it all starts, and we've got to put ourselves into position to come together as a team. A lot of the things we're going to be doing from the drill perspective are going to be all about competing and competition and having a winner and loser and some consequences behind it; just to have that competitive spirit throughout this whole spring. Be it in the weight room, in coach's station workouts or in spring ball, we've got to put ourselves into position to truly come together and compete for 60 minutes with attention to detail, effort and toughness."