Jake Christensen: It was the same type of play. I missed it against Indiana. But we worked on it the week after that and it showed that it worked out good for us Saturday.
Q: You might get Tony Moeaki back this week, but things are clicking with Brandon
Christensen: I think both of them are very capable. I think if Tony is cleared to play, we will see both of them in there quite a bit. Brandon has shown a lot of good things, so it will be hard to just replace him right away. We will have to keep him in the game plan.
Q: How good was it to see Doering in there?
Christensen: It's always good to see guys get playing time under their belt. It's good for him and Bulaga as well. Whoever practices better will play this week. I am not sure what the talk is about it. There is a lot of emphasis in practice around here.
Q: The rotation doesn't matter to you?
Christensen: We all have confidence on who they put in the game. A coach knows what he is doing with the offensive line. I am sure they will get the job done.
Q: They are four or five inches taller than Julian and Travis. Does that affect things?
Christensen: I don't even see that.
Q: Do you do anything differently after the games, when you win?
Christensen: You don't sit around and talk about what you could have done, you don't think about it, you sleep a lot better. Just a feeling of relief and happiness.
Q: Do you talk with your family during the week?
Christensen: I talk to all of my family, my dad, my mom and my brother, the same as every other college kid.
Q: Did you ever look at Purdue in the recruiting process?
Christensen: A little bit, but Painter was a year older than me. He was their guy at the time and I decided that it wouldn't be best for me to go there.
Q: Is that a fun offense for a quarterback?
Christensen: I guess. He gets to throw it quite a bit. I think any offense is fun when you are scoring points. Whatever works for them.
Q: Are there things that you can take from last year's Purdue game, as a team, into this year's game?
Christensen: I think so. I think our defense did a great job holding them down last year and we scored points early and often. The goal is to do that every week.
Q: Will you look at film from that game last year, or just focus on what they are doing this year?
Christensen: We look at everything. Every team likes to do certain things against certain teams. And they change it up. We will take it all into account.
Q: Did you get a chance to read the Des Moines Register article with Drew Tate last week?
Christensen: No, I heard a little talk about it, people saying he got interviewed.
Q: How do you view the role of the media, when we come out here to talk with you guys? Coach opened the press conference with a few comments on some articles from last week, including the Tate article, and one that mentioned why Doering hadn't played more.
Christensen: You have to report the news. It's your job to try and find things that we wouldn't want to talk about.
Q: We can't talk to any receivers, they are freshmen (laughs).
Christensen: That is probably a good thing, they need to stay focused (joking). Every time you guys get a scoop it sells more papers. I guess it's our job to try and silence those things. The thing with Drew, I don't know what it was about. Was it negative?
Christensen: He is misunderstood.
Q: One of the things he said was last year against Northwestern, they knew what you guys were going to do, that the offense is predictable.
Christensen: Hearing that, it leads me to believe it wasn't in the interview, maybe he was just talking. He is a very misunderstood person. Some people (outside the program) thought he was a jerk on the team, but he just wanted to win. He was very competitive. He doesn't hide his emotions and what he is feeling, that is no secret. I am sure that he realizes that he would call coach if something was off. You guys are just trying to get the scoop
Q: Do you have to bite your tongue if you get a stupid question from us?
Christensen: Yeah, all the time. We all do. (Laughs) You have to. You can't say anything out of line. Everyone has a question once in a while that they say something that they didn't mean or comes out wrong.