Transcript from Head Football Coach Tim Beckman's Press Conference
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“We’re excited about being here. It’s great to be back in the MAC, and my family is very excited about being here and being a member of the Rocket family and a part of something special.”
“Coaching is in my blood. I’ve had a lot of luck and blessings in my coaching career. Having the opportunity to sit in the staff rooms with national championships coaches like a Jim Tressel or an Urban Meyer was very rewarding. I was able to learn this game and how it affects our student-athletes today. I can’t give enough credit for my beliefs and this opportunity today to Jim Tressel and Urban Meyer. They have given me insight on how to build programs, how to be successful and how to graduate football players. Mike Gundy gave me the opportunity to be a Big 12 coordinator and we had an outstanding year this season. I credit Coach Gundy and also the players because if they didn’t play their hearts out I probably wouldn’t be here today.
“I had the opportunity to play some great teams in the Big 12 like
“You’re going to see an outstanding brand of football here. I can honestly say I competed against some outstanding offenses. There’s a lot of excitement in college football today and we’re excited to bring that here to
“I’ve been involved with defense my whole life. We’re going to be a very physical group with outstanding effort that you’re going to see week in and week out on the football field. One thing I want to stress to you is that when the Rockets are on or off the field we’re going to exemplify class because we’re privileged to be Rockets and play this great game of football. Whatever we’re going to do we’re going to do it with class.”
What do you think about being on the opposite side of the I-75 rivalry?
What will it be like going up against one of your coaching mentors in Jim Tressel next year when
“It’s a great opportunity to go to
Are you planning on using a spread offense?
“We are going to use a spread philosophy. To able to play against the No. 1 scoring offense in the county in
What are your plans for hiring a coaching staff and recruiting?
“We’re going to try to get a coaching staff together in the next couple of days. We’re going to look for the best players that fit the philosophies that we’re going to run on defense and offense. We’re going to find characteristics that fit the