Do you get worried when an A.D. stands up and says this is a business at a college?
Flynn: No, because that is just how it is. Money is involved and this is a business. You may think it is just a game, but it really is a business. And that is unfortunate sometimes.
How tough was it to practice after you heard the news?
Flynn: It was tough. We got in our stretching lines and it was dead silence. Usually, everyone is joking around and laughing a little bit. You could just tell that something was just missing. It was just a terrible two and a half hours.
How much does this hurt?
Flynn: As a senior and a captain, you put a lot of blame on yourself. It is a terrible experience for me right now. I feel bad and terrible for all of the assistant coaches and their families and Coach Mac and his family. It is just a tough situation tonight.
What did Coach mean to you?
Flynn: He is a father figure. I have family 16 hours away and coming to play football here, he's the one I look up to. He has always motivated and stayed positive with me even when I was 2-10 in my redshirt freshman quarterback days. He stuck behind me the entire time and that is something I will never forget.
Did you have a feeling this was coming?
Flynn: I really didn't. The only time I had a little doubt in my mind was Sunday at the team meeting. I felt his tone was a little different, a couple of words were a little different. I thought maybe he knew something or they had been talking. I still didn't think it was possible.
Where is this program at?
Flynn: I really
don't think it's very good right now. We just lost one of the best head coaches
in college football. I just don't see another guy that can come into