"The amount of professionalism that he has ... there's probably not another guy in the country that would have handled it the same way," Durkin said. "He's not only one of the best coaches in the country, he's one of the best people. He absolutely has the respect of everyone -- coaches and players, alike."
"I don’t know if I’m trying to avoid (comparisons), but I have to focus on me,” Countess said. “I look at Charles Woodson, he’s a great role model, someone to model yourself after, but I have to worry about Blake. I have to worry about Team 133.”