"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."
Lloyd Carr, 20, of Grimsby said: "We played quite well but I think we are sitting too deep. When we have pushed higher up we have caused them problems. We need to get Marshall on the ball because every time we have he looks a danger. It's starting to look like a one goal match so it's vitally important we come out second half on the attack."
"I think he was nervous. Who wouldn't be?" Griese said. "As much as he gives off the stoic exterior, I think he was a little nervous leading up to the game. But at the same time, he didn't give off that to his players that week."
"I think he's got a coaching staff that is very motivated -- very young in some instances, but they're a veteran group with him. He brought basically his whole staff here from San Diego State. They will know this fall because they played so well, and had such a wonderful season a year ago, there's no doubt the expectations are going to be very high."