Q: How would you assess what is going on in this weather and how all of the quarterbacks fared today (Saturday)?
Jake Christensen: With the weather, I think we did pretty good considering we haven't thrown in the rain all spring, it was the first time we had a wet ball and when they get wet for the first time they are slick. The receivers did a good job catching the balls.
Q: Kirk said last week that the quarterback position was open. In your mind, where does it stand?
Christensen: In my mind, there is no question. I don't think you can ever doubt yourself or have doubt in your ability. I am sure the other guys are the same. In my mind, I am the guy but I don't make that decision. I just do my job.
Q: Did you take steps forward this spring?
Christensen: Yeah, I think overall we all did. We have done a good job. It went by quicker than it usually does. We all want to get to the season, because we ended on a bad note and the season will be here soon.
Q: As you look back on last year, what were some of the things you wanted to improve on?
Christensen: There are a lot of things, but I think the most disappointing thing is not making the makeable plays. That is something that I want to improve on as much as anything.Rick Stanzi
Q: How have things gone this spring?
Rick Stanzi: We have been working real hard as a team, and our strength program has gone well. This spring, we all had a pretty good showing and we just want to focus on that this summer and into the fall.
Q: Coach Ferentz talked about the quarterback competition being open. Do you see it that way?
Stanzi: That is up to the coaches; I just go out there and play. As a team, we just go out and play as a team and let everything fall into place.
Q: Did you get any charge when you threw that TD pass?
Stanzi: A little bit. It was mostly Trey making that play, he made a great play.
Q: How have you progressed from last year?
Stanzi: I have had a lot of help from the coaches, defensive players and just being around football more, you learn more about it and that has really helped me a lot.
Q: What has Coach Campbell's impact been like with the receivers?
Stanzi: He is a high energy guy. He brings a lot of that around. I think that feeds off onto everyone. Everyone feeds off of what he brings to the table, and he came from Michigan. We are really happy to have him.
Q: Have you seen strides in the play of that group?
Stanzi: He has his way of doing things, he has the receivers working real hard running precise routes, and you saw the big plays today.
Q: Is it nice to have more than three or four healthy bodies to throw to?
Stanzi: Yeah, if a few guys go down, you work with what you have. We always plan for that. We are not too worried if a few guys go down, we feel confident with what we have.