February 5, 1999

“I have great respect for Jim Colletto and his family. I appreciate all the effort and hard work Jim has put into the program over the past two years.

“It’s obvious Jim has a tremendous reputation around the country based on the teams that have pursued him in the offseason. I always hate to lose a football coach, but I understand that when you hire good coaches there are going to be other attractive opportunities made available to them.

“Baltimore could have hired a lot of different offensive line coaches. The fact they’ve hired Jim Colletto is a great compliment to him and what he has accomplished.”