On the defense:
I’m confident with our young guys and our front seven and the linebackers. They always take the extra step to make sure they get the defense down. They make all the checks and get everyone lined up.
On Shaq Quarterman:
He’s very aggressive and knows the game. He takes the coaching good. He’s football all day. Michael works hard and plays fast. I like how he plays. McCloud is aggressive. He loves to hit, will run into a wall if the coaches asked to. Gordinier is smart and moves well.
On Romeo Finley:
From the scrimmage it looks like he wants to play and has been working hard.
On why the secondary has improved:
Our knowledge of the game. We know the receivers and how the offense is trying to attack us so we can be in better position to make plays.
On UM’s new DB coaches:
They’re great. They push us every day. It’s tough love. You can’t slack off and we have to treat every day like a game day situation. That’s how it is out here with those guys.