- "Kirk Cousins is a young man that is not only an outstanding player on the field, but also brings a sense of calm and confidence to our football team."
- "We have great team chemistry in our locker room right now."
- "Jerel Worthy sort of anchors our defensive line."
- "We need to stay healthy."
- The coaching staff is very strong.
Answers to questions:
- The team climbed one mountain last season and found out there's another mountain to climb after the performance against Alabama in the Capital One Bowl.
- "I think the championship game in this conference will be very exciting for everybody."
- Nebraska joining the Big Ten strengthens the conference's brand as a whole.
- The setup of the conference strengthens Michigan State's recruiting.
- Linebackers are a little bit inexperienced.
- Michigan State's offense can be "very, very good."
- The offensive line is pretty much set.
- "Edwin Baker is a phenomenal player."
- High draft projections for someone like Jerel Worthy helps with recruiting.
- On the Jim Tressel situation: "It's very heart wrenching for me and my family."
- Tressel becomes a "tragic hero."