More or less, this was our best against their best. This whole program is built on class and character, and we weren't going to leave anything up there. They had heart and soul to the end.
A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won't come true.
No matter where I have been, my coaches and myself will not settle. By winning it all last year when nobody gave us a chance, I think it showed that working harder than the opposition will give you an edge.
It's important to have a senior class with veteran players. It continues to help add balance to the program.