At this point, every game is a must-win. We are focused on improving to get to where we need to be for the national championships, but we are not overlooking the fact that we need to take it one game at a time.

We are more than teammates, we are best friends. We are completely there for each other. We sweat and bleed for each other on the field.

We are focused and prepared. The older guys know that it isn't going to be an easy road, but we are taking the right steps and pushing ourselves harder [in practice and conditioning] than ever before.

We have quite a rivalry with Navy and, honestly, we just want to beat them. The seeding is a consolation and will give us a confidence boost going in to the tournament, but we want to beat them.

I think we got more beat up during the game than we did in the wreck.

It certainly added to the weekend. When something catastrophic like this happens, and everybody is safe, it makes you grateful and thankful and sort of pulls everyone together.