Matt Kroul: Winning and losing usually correlates to turnover margin, but this year is not. You keep pushing and trying to force turnovers and the offense will do something. I think it will eventually turn into wins. The offense will make something of it at some point.
Q: It seems like Charles Godfrey is always around the ball.
Kroul: He is a great player. He has really stepped up this year. He is a senior and it's good that he is playing well.
Q: Is it hard for you to face an option attack?
Kroul: I just play my guy. They are going to run and you get out of the box and make the tackle.
Q: Is it tougher on the defensive ends?
Kroul: It depends on what kind of scheme. The ends or the outside backers will have a tough game and hopefully we are ready.
Q: Is it different without Klinkenborg back there?
Kroul: Gattas has stepped in well. He is the same kind of player back there making the call. All three of the seniors that are rotating, it's not a factor
Q: Jacody Coleman seems like an emotional spark.
Kroul: That is the word. He is a spark plug. He is a freshman and excited. He is chirping and getting after it. We really feed off of that.
Q: Does he have a vocal presence on the sidelines?
Kroul: I think he knows his position. On the sidelines, he still learns as he goes. But on the field he lets it loose and gets after it.
Q: Is it nice to see Klinkenborg on the sidelines?
Kroul: He has been a leader of our defense for two years. He was coming up to us and telling us what we needed to do.
Q: Is it harder for the younger guys to keep their confidence up?
Kroul: They are all young, and they are learning as they go. How things work, how does the team take the losses and take it in stride and turn it into a positive. They should play a big part in getting us back on track.