"I don’t think it’s right to be a place one year and leave," said Graham, who has family in the Phoenix area and had been looking at retirement homes in the Valley before the ASU job came open.
"I think you deserve probably some criticism for that, but that wasn’t my intention when I went to Pitt. If I made a mistake, it was going from Tulsa to Pitt. If I had it all to do over, I’d have stayed at Tulsa, but I’d be right here at Arizona State."
Arizona State head coach Todd Graham opening mouth and inserting foot once again for our amusement
"Devin has the skill set to be a go-to guy, but I am looking for the mental and physical," Engram said. "So it is, 'What is his mentality, is he willing to do the extra work, do you want the ball?'
Pitt wide receivers coach Bobby Engram on Devin Street
''It feels good, but they got the most important win,'' ... ''We didn't look at this as some type of redemption. We just wanted to come out and get a win.''
Pitt point guard Tray Woodall after Pitt's CBI win over Butler
In the waning seconds of Pittburgh’s 64-52 loss to Georgetown, Hoyas fans began chanting, ‘NIT! NIT!’ Pitt fans responded with, "ACC! ACC!’
"Once I get warmed up, I keep playing," Robinson added. "I just go. I don’t think about it. Once I get rolling, my knee gets warmed up, I’ll be good. It’s stiff. It’s hard for me to bend it how I want to bend it. Once my blood gets rolling, I’m good to go.
"It’s painful. I’ve been getting it drained every other week; just fight through it, just keep playing. This is my last year. I just have to fight through it every practice and do what I can do to help my teammates."
Nasir Robinson on playing hurt this season
Marinatto on Pitt and Cuse: 'We would not be open to a conversation about 2012 .. I think our board might be open to a discussion about 2013
"I can't even explain it," Woodall said. "We just have to get up to play every game. It was a game nobody got up to play. As a leader, I should get my guys better motivated to play games, especially with them having no fans. I think I did a bad job of getting my guys ready to play."
Tray Woodall on Pitt losing to South Florida
When the Panthers actually begin playing in the ACC remains unknown, but athletic director Steve Pederson isn't ready to shut the door on 2012.
"I feel happy, because this is my decision. I felt like when I was in high school, going to Pitt was 50-50," said Birch, who chose the fast-paced Rebels over another up-tempo program in Florida.
"But this one was 100 percent my decision, so if I mess up, it's all me."
Khem Birch on playing at UNLV
"I’ve been nervous in all of the games so far, I don’t really know what it is ... I think it’s because I just haven’t adapted to the American-style of basketball. I feel kind of foreign. This style of play is different and hard, but the coaches are letting me get the feel by myself."
2012 Pitt basketball recruit Steven Adams