Jenkins, Reid, Joyner Quotes

Three starting defensive players were made available to the media after Friday's practice. Read on to see what Brandon Jenkins, Greg Reid, and Lamarcus Joyner were saying.

Brandon Jenkins

On getting back to practice:

"Felt good. I got my body back, got my legs back and we're getting back to basics."

On getting an NFL evaluation:

"Yeah, just to see how people feel about me and it doesn't base anything off of my decision, but just to see where I am."

On the Champs Sports Bowl with ND:

"Big schools, great traditions, big teams, great players. We've got to bring our A game."

Greg Reid

On having time off:

"It was alright, I still did some conditioning and workout myself, but it was alright. Yeah anytime you have a ten day break you go out there and feel fresh."

On playing ND:

"Of course(I'm excited). Both teams hold a lot of weight with tradition. I'm ready to play."

On the defense playing well and what's working:

"I think that it's just we're learning stuff throughout the year and we just came together and playing right now. We're clicking and we're enjoying it."

On the NFL paperwork process:

"I kind of want to come back for my senior year. That's what I am looking forward to. There are still things that I want to accomplish yet."

Lamarcus Joyner

On his body:

"It's different from high school to college. My first year as a starter in high school, [you are] trying to tough it out for the team because you don't want to let the team down. You definitely need those days to get your body back right. It was a tough long season. We, as a team, appreciated those days off."

On if it feel like a brand new year:

"Yeah, we're just trying to set the tone. It's like a totally different new year. We just want to start this thing off, kick things right for this bowl game."

On playing Notre Dame:

"For me, it was great because I was recruited by them. Just to be able to play against them every once in while, I was excited."

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