Al Borges Quotes

Alan Anthony Borges (born October 8, 1955) is an American football coach, currently an offensive analyst for Auburn University. Borges is known for quarterback development having mentored Cade McNown and Jason Campbell, both first round NFL draft picks. Borges has been described as "one of the best offensive coordinators I've ever seen," by former Auburn head coach Pat Dye

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Al Borges


“He still needs some refinement in his blocking, but he's every bit of the receiver we thought he'd be. That jumps out at you. He's easy to notice because he has that kind of capability.”

Al Borges


“The last few practices, he looks like the CT (Taylor) of old. This is an unfortunate season for him because he has never gained a lot of inertia. I hope to be able to use him in this bowl game like we've used him in the past and hopefully get that kind of carry-over where a year from now he can have a phenomenal season, because he's certainly capable of doing that.”

Al Borges


“I'm out of my head about this. I cannot believe we got all these guys. We got basically everybody we wanted. We got some really great players. This is going to be fun.”

Al Borges


“He's going to be a guy when we get to game-planning, we're going to make him more of a part of it. I think his receiving speaks for itself. He's got to develop as a blocker and he's not half bad.”

Al Borges


“That's always in our plan once in a while, just to keep the safeties from coming down. Sometimes it works, sometimes it don't.”

Al Borges


“Early on, the plan was to try and take as much pressure off as we possibly could by emphasizing the running game. We felt like we could run the ball pretty well. Once he got his feet on the ground, got set a little bit, we started opening up and letting him throw it.”

Al Borges


“(Trott) can catch a ball. When he becomes part of our depth, we're going to tap that. We're going to see what he can do. He's a very highly skilled receiver. If he comes around like I think he can come around, I see now reason why.”

Al Borges


“He did a wonderful job considering he found out less than an hour before the game. We tried to keep it as low maintenance as we could.”

Al Borges


“He really is a selfless player. He does things that don't show up on the scoreboard sometimes, but coaches appreciate more than sometimes fans do. The fullback in our offense is a blocker. We are trying to get him in more into receiving.”

Al Borges


“It's a little atypical of Wisconsin because ... they've always been so stout on defense. They're a really good schematic team defensively and they'll have a good plan for us, I'm sure. With a lot of time to prepare, they'll come up with something. Never underestimate a Barry Alvarez-coached team.”

Al Borges


“That was my intent. We weren't going to come out and start flinging balls all over the lot. We're not going to put it on him to win the game, particularly early in the game.”

Al Borges


“We were up 14-0. (We wanted to) see if we can't maul them a little bit, find out who our running backs are, maybe narrow it down. We didn't accomplish it and that is the disappointing thing.”

Al Borges


“I remember what it was like to be a young coach. Sometimes you get caught up in how many points you score or how many yards you can gain. Let me tell you, it doesn't matter if you score 60 points and they score one more than you.”

Al Borges


“We rushed the ball better this year than last year when we had two top five (NFL) picks. Why? Partly because the guy we replaced them with is pretty good. But they also understand the system better now.”

Al Borges


“We lacked rhythm. We dropped the ball or we made a bad throw or we had a protection breakdown — seemed it was something different every time.”

Al Borges