Q: Talk a little about what it means to play Michigan, the tradition they bring to the ball game.
Miguel Merrick: When you play them, obviously they have a lot of talent. Their back-ups are 5 star players, they have a lot of talent, a lot of tradition. They've been 1 or 2 in the Big Ten for about 30 years. You know they're going to bring a certain swagger and bring a lot of confidence when you play them.
Q: It means something to play them, from your perspective, it's a measuring stick.
Merrick: Definitely. They're the #2 team in the country. Whenever you get a chance as a competitor, you always want to play one of the best teams in the country. There's a reason why, they've been doing it for so long. It's a great opportunity.
Q: What worries you about Michigan's offense?
Merrick: They have a great offensive line, they have a great QB, a great RB, a great group of receivers. There's not anything you can just single out. They just have an explosive offense.
Q: Does it feel like Ohio State part 2?
Merrick: Exactly. They have the same caliber of athletes, they have another great QB, he has a very strong arm, they're able to do some of the same things.
Q: Talk about the weapons, Henne, Hart..
Merrick: Those guys have been starting in the Big Ten for three years. Obviously they have a lot of experience. They played us, they know what we're going to bring, we know what they're going to bring.
Q: Talk about the intangibles Hart has. Do you see that?
Merrick: That guy, obviously you see last year when he was hobbling, he's just a warrior out there. It takes more than one person to take him down, he's always pushing a pile. He's not a big guy, he's not a 225 back, but he definitely runs like he is one. He brings a lot of things to the table. He's able to catch out of the backfield. When he's in, he definitely brings a lot more to that offense.
Q: I got in here late, talk about the wide receivers and the coverage of them.
Merrick: They have a great group of WRs. Even with one of their starters out, they're still producing. They're all producing. We're expecting their best.