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What others are saying about Linehan
"Before Scott joined the Dolphins, I considered him to be one of the most innovative coaches in the league, and after working with him this past season, I also came to appreciate his work ethic and organizational skills. I have a great deal of respect for Scott, and I knew he is well-qualified to be a head coach in the NFL."
Dolphins head coach Nick Saban
"Scott is a player's coach with a good side to him, but he could also be very strict. He'll make a heck of a head coach. Scott listens to all the players. He does a great job of keeping the tempo up and calling good plays."
Dolphins quarterback Gus Frerotte
"His speeches and simple directions at a team meeting on Wednesday makes you feel like it's Sunday before you go out on the field. You love it because that energy he brings as a coach keeps you involved and interested."
Dolphins tight end Randy McMichael
"He definitely does not leave any gray areas on plays. If they show us a look, I know what to do. If they do this, I have to do that."
Daunte Culpepper, Vikings quarterback
"I hired Scott three times. He's not afraid to gamble because that's the way he played, and it's a carryover of his personality. Scott's not a yeller. He motivates with his energy, telling his guys how to attack the defense, and they get excited. He's a teacher."
John L. Smith, Michigan State head coach
"Linehan is in a special class for creativity, in my opinion. He sees things, finds a way to get defenders to move that guys with other teams aren't finding."
Paul Wiggin, Vikings director of pro scouting
"I've coached a lot of quarterbacks, and none were as inquisitive as Scott. He was always asking questions and understood the game as much as anyone Iíve ever coached."
Former ***** coach Dennis Erickson, who coached Linehan at Idaho
"When he explains a play, he's very exacting. He explains it like it's the first time he's ever talked to you about it. So that's how you learn it: It's explained every day the same way."
Shawn Hill, former Vikings quarterback