We return the whole starting defense and added four players who can play right away. This group will be strong and deep. We always have great expectations for the defensive unit, and I am confident this group will keep up the tradition.

We spent all week talking about second-half intensity and performance. Our guys showed a lot of heart and guts to come back like we today. I'm proud of the way we played and how we stepped it up in the second half.

The addition of the turf can't be measured in words. We will be able to practice full field throughout the whole season. Our ability to prepare for games will increase dramatically. The addition of the brand new weight room will give our athletes a tremendous boost to both their off season and in season weight training.

We didn't play our best game of the season but we found a way to win.

This is the group that can make it happen for us. We are deeper, more experienced and more athletic than we have ever been in the middle. It's time for this group to emerge and dominate.

They beat us between the lines today. They made the key plays and out hustled us to ground balls.