"Sure, if I see him on the field I don't see why not. He's my old coach, he's a great guy and if there is an opportunity we'll speak. I haven't talked to him since he left really – it's been a long time."
On his impressions of Amato
"I thought he was a good coach. I liked him as a person, he recruited me. I don't really have anything negative to say about him."
"He was a fiery guy, passionate guy. He was really into what he was doing."
On being named mid-season MVP
"It's the first half so that means there is a second half to play. I look forward just to keep getting better, keep improving. I'm thankful for that but we have more season to play."
On how to get the offense back on track
"We just have to get on the same page. That bye week, that's what we used that for, just timing things and fundamental things. We are getting back to where we need to be." On not being able to get a running game established after falling behind
"I think it's frustrating just the fact that we are losing. I don't have any control over [running more] and it really doesn't matter, it's just a matter of winning. That's what's frustrating and we are trying to get that turned around."
On how to turn things around
"Just realizing that we can still have a great season. That there is no quit in us – that we just need to be consistent and to keep working. I try to do that by leading by example as well. I think everybody took the roll that they needed to and that we are heading in the right direction."