Coach and Player Quotes from 2009 Pac-10 Football Media Day

July 30, 2009

Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh

Opening Statement:
'We are ready to start this season and I couldn't have a better guy to do that with that Toby Gerhart. He's got tough offensive lineman around him and great receivers. Those guys really lift Toby up. He lifts those guys up as well. We feel good about where this team is and what they have done in the offseason. It was as good of an offseason as the Stanford Cardinal could have had.'

On teams challenging USC for the Pac-10 Championship:
'There will be nine teams challenging them. It's going to be a physical conference. You better be ready to stop running games in this conference. The Pac-10 had five 1,000-yard rushers last year. The team that is going to win this conference is going to be strong and tough.'

On running back Toby Gerhart:
'He's got great balance. He's got great feet and great vision. People don't take a lot of notice of his speed, but you will see him run away from linebackers and defensive backs.'

Stanford running back Toby Gerhart

On whether he will pursue a career in professional football or baseball after college:
'Whatever opportunity presents itself. If I have the opportunity to play professional football I would do that in a heartbeat. If that doesn't work out I can come back in the spring and play baseball. I have a passion for both sports.'

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