the same thing you're hearing.
If someone came up to Denard and said "I love your playing but I hope Michigan gets killed," he would presumably come back with something like "It's not about me, I'm here for my team-mates -- go Blue," which sounds to me like (the Wolverine counterpart to) where Cousins was going.
It also sounds to me like he forgot the KISS principle and let his public speaking chops lead him into the dark forest of obscure analogies, etc.; but well within the bounds of not-bulletin-board material. (Harbaugh guarantee of victory, OSU '86, anyone?)