OL Dave Molk
On being a senior in this game
"Your last game at Michigan is the game you will remember forever. It's the end of college football. It's the end of all your friends and all you know. It is special to go out with a win."
On making up for the past couple of years
"It will make up for the past. Going into the season we did not know what to expect. We had a new staff, new defense and a new offense. We had no idea what to expect. We tried to control this team as best we could."
On the difference this year
"There are differences in coaching and there are differences in leadership. The senior class, especially the captains, had more power. We were able to connect to the team in a way we never could before. We were able to help the coaches lead. I thought that was really productive."
On turning point this season
"The Illinois game was a big turning point. That pre-game was absolutely terrible. Nobody was ready and nobody was focused. We underestimated Illinois and what they could do. They were a great team with great athletes. But, we took our offense to the side and spoke with them. It just needed to happen. We played great that game and we played great the rest of the season. It led to great performances by the offense for the rest of the season."
On Michigan struggling in high profile games
"I don't really think about that. It doesn't matter what happened in the past. It is about what that team did. I think about what my team is going to do. I will do everything in my power to help my team win this game."
TE Kevin Koger
On the cohesion of the first-year coaches and their growth this season
"I think our success can be attributed to them. It definitely rubs off on the senior class because they came in and are all on the same page. They imposed that on the seniors and we [the seniors] took the same mindset and I think that's a big part of why we've been so successful this year."
On the success the team has had this year
"I think the biggest thing with having success in the [coaches'] first season is everyone buying in, especially the seniors. If the seniors don't buy in then the underclassmen won't buy in and it becomes a bad situation."
On his first memories of Offensive Coordinator Al Borges
"One of his main focuses was when we started a drill he wanted us to make sure we started right. First play you didn't want anyone lining up wrong, we didn't want any fumbled snaps. The kind of stuff that didn't really make sense to me at first but did as the season went along."
On his New Orleans experience
"It's been a lot of fun…lot of good food. I actually had an alligator po-boy last night which was phenomenal. I'll definitely try it again."
Dave Molk talks about this year's senior leadership and the crucial Turning Point of the season. Kevin Koger talks about Al Borges and the little details.
Molk on senior leadership and The Turning Point of the season. Koger on Al Borges