Montana Postgame: Mitch King

Mitch King spoke with the media on Tuesday. Read what he had to say on the defensive line's dominating performance, the progress of Ettore Ewen, and more in this premium transcript.

Q: Talk about what it's like getting out playing football again.

Mitch King: It's a thrill, obviously. That's what we've been training year-round for. It's great to be back on the field, playing somebody else for a change.

Q: There are going to be people that are going to say, "Oh, it's a Division 1-AA opponent, 17-7 in the 3rd quarter." But just from scouting and things, you had to know this was a good ball club.

King: They're leading their conference. Talent is talent, I don't care what level you're at. They fought hard and gave us a good run for our money.

Q: Your defense as a whole gave up only 144 yards, that's a good performance.

King: We tried shutting the run down early, and not giving up any big plays. That's what our main goal was, not to give up any big plays. Hopefully, tomorrow, the tape will show that we did what we were supposed to do.

Q: As a whole, the DL played pretty strong today. Was it just a matter of controlling the line of scrimmage, or was there other things going on?

King: We just went out there and tried setting the tempo for the whole defense. It all starts up front. We told each other, right from the beginning, we were going to set the tempo for the defense. That's what we tried doing the whole game.

Q: A lot of the guys got to play, but Ettore got out there and got a large number snaps. Is it good to see him out there as well?

King: Yeah, it's good depth. He's a great player, hopefully he stays healthy, and he'll show us what he can do for the rest of the year. He'll add great depth for us.

Q: Tell me what it was like looking and seeing that press-box? Any different, or just the same fans, different look?

King: I didn't really notice it. I've been driving by for a whole year, watching them build it, so it's not a real shocker to me.

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