"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."
"He was certainly a guy you saw did everything. They blitzed him a lot, he guarded guys in the slot a lot, he played deep a lot and he tackled really well. He’s certainly a tough player to play against."