My all-time favorite Draft Day quote came in 1987, when the Cleveland Browns selected Duke linebacker Mike Junkin with the fifth overall pick. That day, head coach Marty Schottenheimer quoted one of his scouts, who said that Junkin was a “mad dog in a meat market.’’ The mad dog lasted parts of two seasons with the Browns, and remains one of that franchise’s biggest draft busts – and the Browns have cornered the market on draft busts. (Coming in a close second, Pagano’s insistence that Trent Richardson, who was acquired for a first-round pick, was a “rolling ball of butcher knives.’’)
Back Up Your Ideas As Well As Your Files. Most of us, including opinionated junior faculty members, lack the authority to back up our ideas on every subject. That's why we need to research the topic, and pool together the expert opinions that are available, together with some hard data to support or refute those opinions. You must clearly reference all substantial information in your paper, whether fact or opinion. If you borrowed it from someone else, you need to reference the source, even if it's not a direct quote. Direct quotations, by the way, are not only allowed but encouraged, as long as they are referenced.