"That helps out a lot. When you've got guys that are young, they don't quite understand and tend to make small mistakes because of the crowd factor. With older guys in key positions, maybe that can help."
"I think as far as football
"I don't want to point on anything but sometimes they get it wrong. Inaccuracies and just a lack of knowledge.
"Maybe this will help out the program, as well as individuals a lot."
"It would help them if they could play. But obviously they can't. They have to play with the 11 guys they have their on scholarship."
Former OSU great and Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas came to last year's homecoming to see the new Pokes in action, it left an impression on Woods.
"I got knocked out of bounds one time, and Thurman Thomas picked me up and was like, ‘Way to go, son.' I was like, ‘Thurman Thomas, What's up?' It's great to see guys that you go to watch and that have successful careers.
"Definitely come back (10 years
down the road), see how
Pregame jitters can cause many players to be almost too focused leading up to a game. Some will lose sleep.
"I've gotten a lot better at not worrying. I think about it before I go to bed or something like that, of making the play or something. When I was young, I couldn't stop thinking about it. Now I think about it when I'm supposed to think about it."
D'Juan Woods will get a lot of playing time opposite his brother, and he could have a big weekend and year.
"I expect him (D'Juan) to have a good game. Considering how we think they're gonna play, he should do very well."
Rashaun isn't concerned about how big his stats are, as long as they win games.
"I'm pretty sure I'm not just gonna have 20 catches, but whether or not I have 50 or 100 or 150, it's about winning. It's about going out and winning because as long as I'm out on the field I'm gonna do what I'm capable of doin."
In one year, after the bowl, the team has improved tremendously with summer workouts and recent practices.
"We have more talent. A consistent level of talent. We had average players earlier that are good players now."
Elbert Craig (Okay, so he isn't exactly one of the captains...but, still, it is good readin')
Rumor has it that
"I don't see them airin' the
ball out like that.
"You would never imagine
The rebuilding season could be even tougher for the Cornhuskers than last year.
"Take advantage. Everybody has their year. This is a rebuilding season for them, so we're just gonna take advantage."
"We haven't seen much of it (NU
passing). As far as
The Pokes' secondary improved much from last season, and they are ready to prove that this team will not lose because of a lack of pass defense.
"I don't see that happenin this year. As a secondary I think we have matured a whole lot. So, I don't see us getting beat cause of the pass. I don't see that. More experience, faster, smarter. But overall when you look at the defense, you don't just look at the secondary. Everybody plays a part. You've gotta get pressure on the quarterback. Everybody's gotta get back in their zone. I think we just have a better feel for the scheme, and everybody knows their responsibilities even better now."