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Live-Blogging Gene Chizik (Mr. 13-24)

8:50 a.m. CT -- There are fewer reporters than there have been in the past. Part of this is that Chizik -- as we're seeing again -- is not known as a dynamic speaker. But also, many of the teams have already presented, and some of those beat reporters have gone home. The herd has been thinned.

8:52 a.m. CT -- Big-play offense vs. resting the defense. On offense, just wants to sustain drives, not get rid of big plays. On defense -- COACHSPEAK ALERT: "I think we just have to play more disciplined football, and we've got to continue to build the depth of our defense."

8:55 a.m. CT -- Cameron Newton -- COACHSPEAK ALERT: "He's done everything we've asked him to do, both on and off the field. ... He wants to be a great football player."

8:57 a.m. CT -- On recruiting: "We've got to sell our product." Um, GROCERSPEAK ALERT?

9:05 a.m. CT -- Chizik is done. Life has returned to the room.