"Oh man it's a great opportunity," Floyd told GoBlueWolverine.com. "You know, two of the most winningest programs in the country. Michigan and Alabama, what more could you ask for in Cowboy Stadium. It's a big opportunity for us. We just got to take it one game at a time. Starting with practice later on today. Just get better man. So when Sept. 1st gets here will be prepared."
Floyd said the Crimson Tide wide receivers corps is one of the best coached groups he will face.
"They're coached well," Floyd said. "That's one of the things of Alabama, they're extremely coached well. That's one thing. I don't think the wide receiver coach--I'm not sure he gets as much credit as they should. Cause they run extremely good routes. It's Alabama, so they are athletic, so they get after it man. They bring a lot to the table. They got size, speed, and they can run good routes. They are a pretty tough crew."
After last season's defensive turn around, the secondary is looked at as one the strengths of this year's team. The unit returns starters Floyd, Blake Countess, Jordan Kovacs, and Thomas Gordon. And Floyd said the credit for the secondary turn around goes to secondary coach Curt Mallory.
"The numbers really didn't show it early on," Floyd said. "We are group that works extremely hard. And with coach Mallory, he turns up the tempo just a little bit. He makes sure we get after it each and every day in practice. He doesn't let us take a rep off. He stays on us constantly. So, man, he has just been great for us. He is just making sure we are working on that technique and making sure our eyes are right. Just doing the right things out there on the field."
With Countess, a sophomore cornerback, lining up at the other side of the field. Floyd said he calls the younger Countess his ‘little brother' and is confident in his abilities. He said Countess competes not only in games, but in practice too.
"That's my little brother man," Floyd said. "One thing I like about Blake, he is a confident guy. You know at corner you have to have a short term memory. Almost like a closing pitcher. Someone catches a ball on you, you got to forget about it, on to the next play. Same thing if you get an interception. He is that type of guy. He is a guy that if he gets a good play or bad play, he just bounces right back. He is ready to compete. One thing I like about him, he brings it in practice too. He is not only just a game time player, but he competes every day in practice. And it makes us all work harder."
But when it is all said and done, Floyd said he wants this season to be one to remember.
"It will be a memorable season for a lot of different reasons. One, it is my senior year. I have 12 guaranteed opportunities to get after it. Our team has 12 guaranteed opportunities to get after it."
And Michigan fans hope he gets after it too.
For the complete J.T. Floyd interview, click on the video below.