Its a great honor for the staff and squad. After last year I said if I can just keep my coaches together well be OK. Theyre the guys who have done a great job. Its a misnomer, selecting a Coach of the Year. It should be the Staff of the Year.
On playing in the Orange Bowl:
Its a great opportunity for us to feel like we belong. We want to play well against a very good Florida State team. Bobbys a good friend. Hes a great coach and has a great staff. It should be a fun game. Its still the Penn State football team playing the Florida State football team.
On arriving early at the bowl destination:
Weve always come a little early. We come down three or four days early. Its good because we can get the kids together without a lot of distractions. Well move to Miami on Saturday and the families will come in that day. Ill let them [players] go for a couple of days and then well get back to work.
On practicing at Florida Atlantic University:
Everyone at Florida Atlantic has been great. Howards [Schnellenberger] opened things up for us. Hes doing a great job there.
His thoughts on the season:
It has been a fun season. We have a bunch of kids who stuck together. Its been fun to see them stay together and have some fun."
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