I know. Hadn't mentioned it before, but it's a pattern of forumn interaction I heartily dislike - literally putting words in other folks mouths. Probably needs to go into FAQ.
Unfortunately, that's part of my job description as a sports writer. Coaches and players give some really butchered quotes at times. My job is to make them sound intelligent and smart. Maybe I should go into speech writing.
It would explain why most High and Middle School coaches don't teach English. And to quote Holly (of "Red Dwarf" fame), "I got an IQ of 2,000. It's not much, it's only the combined IQ of 2,000 PE teachers."