"It's very exciting. It's been a long time. Saturday can't come fast enough."
"I feel like we have good chemistry, and we have a pretty good idea of what each of us is capable of doing. We're pretty excited to get out here Saturday and let it all out."
"I feel like I got all of that out of the way during spring and training camp. I've been talking to a couple of the freshmen to let them know becaue they waill be able to contribute."
"This is not a little boy's game. You're out here, you're going to have to play, play ball... just do what they can for us and help contribute to wins."
"Just a better understanding of how they want us to play the defense and what type of attitude they want us to ha e along with it also."
"I feel comfortable with the defense now. Coach Hux has been doing a good job of teaching us and all the other defensive coaches, we're all in it together."
"I feel coach Hux will have us well-prepared for it, and we're going to be ready."
"I love Zach. He's a good kid to be around... competitor, works hard. We have a chemistry out there and it's real fun playing next to him."
"We push ourselves through hard practices and the game can come easy to us. We feel that way also."
"We have different groups of guys who never had a chance to know each other before. Everyone is blending in... we're really a big, happy fan. We got each other's back and we're there for each other. It's real fun to be around."
"There are many words to describe coach Doeren. I can't choose one, it's hard to choose one. You have energetic, caring, coaching... he's everything. He's a good father figure, honestly."
"It's a little just by him being involved with every aspect of our lives. Everything he says he's going to do he'll do."
"Everything he does for us is for the best of our team."
"You want to do good things for him also, that's how I feel."