Given that offensive coordinator Charlie Weis has been head coach at a major program, are you worried about butting heads with him?
WM: You want to hire the best. I don't want a bunch of guys who are going to agree with everything I say. I don't have all the answers—especially on the offensive side of the ball. I want guys that want to disagree.
Will Weis's offense look dramatically different from the Urban Meyer offense?
WM: There will be some sets that are similar, but there's a bit of an evolution in what you've got.... You can't take a system and throw it on your players and say, 'This is what we are.' You'd better find out what your players can do best.
SI: WHAT CHALLENGES DOES THIS TEAM FACE?
WM: WE'RE NOT AS OLD OR AS DEEP AT CERTAIN POSITIONS AS WE'D LIKE. BUT NO EXCUSES. IT'S OUR JOB TO PLAY AT A CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL.
You dismissed cornerback Janoris Jenkins, perhaps your best returning player, following a second legal scrape in three months. Were you trying to send a message?
WM: I don't look at it as sending a message. I look at it as doing what's right for the program. Guys are going to be expected to act a certain way. If they don't do that, then they aren't going to be a part of our team. Janoris and I sat down, and we decided it was best that he move on.