Karl Klug: Iowa seemed real. The Minnesota coaches seemed fake Iowa just seemed real. (NOTE: Glen Mason and his staff were the coaches at Minnesota recruiting Karl)
Q: What does this rivalry mean to you, not being from Iowa,?
Klug: It means a lot. From all of the games past, it's a huge rivalry. I never understood it until last year, where I experienced the atmosphere and the hatred between the two teams. It rubbed me the wrong way last year. Hopefully we can get the ‘W'
Q: Have you noticed a bigger emphasis on this game this year?
Klug: Yeah. During the summer we had ‘Beat ISU' on the weightlifting cards. We have had more emphasis on this game.
Q: Who was your biggest rival in high school?
Q: What was your record against them?
Klug: I think we were 3-0.
Q: Do you use those memories when you play in a game like this, that you are not familiar with the rival?
Klug: Before last year, yeah, I related it to a school I hated. Last year when I saw the hatred between the two teams, now I have that to fall back on.
Q: You've talked about that a few times; what sticks out from last year that you think of?
Klug: After the game, their fans were a little chippy….I don't know.
Q: What happened?
Klug: No one said anything, but I was walking down the sidewalk after the game, as I didn't dress out for it. A guy shouldered me. I was wearing a boot, and I was limping along and a guy threw a shoulder into me.
Q: What are you learning from King and Kroul?
Klug: During camp, the hot days, they come to work every day. There is no off day. They are great leaders and that is what I try to take from them.