I think that this team has played so well together that they've played themselves into being a good team. I told the team before the season that we weren't going to practice to win six or seven games. Now, fortunately, things have worked out for us.
The thing about Wisconsin, you've got to beat them. They're not going to beat themselves. They're not going to give you the ball. They're not going to do stupid things. If we're going to win, we've got to win.
I think Michael Robinson is developing into a really good quarterback.
This team believes it can be good and has chosen three guys they can rally around to get there,
You take him off this team and we are not nearly as good as we are.
We haven't done a particularly good job in being alert in the kicking game or the turnovers,
If somebody (in the Big Ten) is better than he is, they've got to be awfully good.
probably better suited for the outside. He can run. He's a good athlete.
I hate all the publicity that high school kids are getting,
Those kinds of things all kind of pop into your head, and you try to rectify them by looking at it, making some changes and stressing certain things in practice, but there's no hard and fast rule to get it done.
I told the squad, this is the first Big Ten team we're playing this year. They're physical, well-organized, well-coached. They do things in the clutch. I think head coach Brian Kelly's done a heck of a job.
I need another big game like I need a hole in the head. I'm sure Bobby feels the same way.
I think he was great. To be honest with you, for a kid to go in there and do what he did was great.
I just hope no one gets hurt. If I had things my way we wouldn't practice, but I can't turn all these people away.
I hope it doesn't come down to where it's Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno because he can't run and I run slower.
That (darn) mule would go up and down the sidelines ... and they're not house-trained, you know. Well, I stepped in something and I told the (Penn State) school president that we were never going to let that mule or anything else on our field.
They're not house-trained. And neither are horses. I stepped in something the mule dropped.
I think they got a little tired, ... It was like in 1994 when former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky would come over to me and say, 'Please don't score in a hurry we'll get tired.'
We tried to tell him he was a guy who could help us get better in a hurry.
We should've just power-kicked it to the other side. He hurt us.
I feel for Paul. He's one of those kids that's never been hurt. He's not only a great player, but he's a great person.
We have a pretty good idea of where we're going with the defensive personnel. Whether they can get to be good enough, we'll see.
I think we have a pretty good idea where we're going with the personnel.
Basically, all we want is for the kids to win the game we don't want the officials to lose the game. And the officials don't want to lose the game. We put them in positions sometimes where it's impossible now for them to be on top of every play.
I think Kelly has a little something about him. If I said to him, 'Go out and try a 55-yarder,' he wouldn't look at me and drop dead. I really do like Kelly, even if he is Irish. I think he has done a really good job for us.