? Dave Bliss, SMU basketball coach, formerly at Oklahoma: "Football was No. 1 there and it should have been. The football team outscored us."
? Forrest Gregg, Cincinnati Bengal coach, defending his team's dress code: "We're getting paid executives' salaries and we should look like executives."
?Dale Clayton, Vanderbilt assistant basketball coach, on the effect of the three-referee system employed by the Southeastern Conference: "It just gives you one more to yell at."
?Kyle Bartee, Lubbock ( Texas) Christian College athletic committeeman, after the firing of Football Coach Jerry Don Saunders, who had a 1-18 record the past two seasons: "Let's face the facts. You can only take so many of these great lessons in humility."