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"The dramatic difference is when you take your defense and try to get ready for this type of offense. You have one guy not where he needs to be from an assignment standpoint against this type of offense, and it can be a disaster for you defensively."
Preparing for Ohio offense a chore for most teams
Des Moines Register

"I'm pretty excited for this opportunity. As soon as I was finished with college, the next thing I wanted to be was a world champion. This is my first chance. Everything else during the year has been to get ready for this."
Sanderson takes on world's top competition
Des Moines Register

"We love all our players, but we're not playing favorites. We're trying to win football games and Wags was the best one out there Saturday night and that's why he's earned the chance to start."
Veteran Wagner returns to starting role
Ames Tribune

"I was a defensive coordinator, a defensive coach for most of my career before I got this job. If you've got a freshman over there at quarterback, you're not going to sit and let him settle in on the looks he's going to see."
Defensive game plans meant to confuse Flynn
Omaha World Herald

First-year starter Flynn keeps his perspective
Cedar Rapids Gazette

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