"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've had a few (high school) coaches calling me lately," Michigan quarterbacks coach Rod Smith told FanHouse. "They're begging me to please tell Denard to tie his shoelaces, because all their kids are trying to emulate him by not tying their shoelaces."