We're getting healthier, and our defense has done a terrific job all year. It should be a good game.

If Blake (was) not a soccer player, he'd fit in on the football team as a wide receiver or defensive back because he's that athletic and, quite honestly, that tough.

They're a veteran group, for the most part, with great strength. Since they are an experienced group, they're able to make adjustments on the field.

We had some good battles. I knew Scott but not really all that well. I think it was more of a mutual respect thing. I'm very, very happy to have him with me rather than coaching against me.

I've been trying to tell everybody for years that Stephen Geller is a Division I receiver, and people just don't understand it. He's a big-time player. He has great speed. He can catch anything you throw at him. Plus he's as good a cornerback as I've ever had. I don't know what it is they think it is he doesn't have. He can flat out play.

We just go with the flow. We want to disrupt the things that they do well and the things they're comfortable with. From a defensive point of view, we want them to do things out of their comfort zone.

He took a shot on a kickoff return at the end of that game. He was sore enough that they felt as prevention, it would be best to hold him out.