Highlighting some postgame quotes from Michigan State after its 21-6 win against South Florida:
Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi on the defense picking up the offense:
”Our guys don't even think about it. They're so locked in, they got blinders on. Our guys don't care. Just go out and play defense. Our job is to stop them, we don't worry about that stuff, we try to stay locked in to what our job is. We start worrying about other things, we'll have problems. We did a great job last year doing that and we'll continue to do it. They will get the rhythm.”
Defensive end Shilique Calhoun on if the thought he could be leading the team in touchdowns after two weeks:
"Definitely. Definitely with my defense I believe that anything would be possible. I definitely would agree with that and I would have said I look forward to the challenge."
Quarterback Connor Cook on if this is an audition to be the starting quarterback:
”I don't think there's any audition. I mean, I know for me, every time I get an opportunity I'm just doing whatever I can to help this football team win. Whether it's running the ball, throwing, creating — I'm just doing whatever I can to make our team win.”
Offensive coordinator Dave Warner on his frustration level:
“You’ve seen me right after the last two games, so certainly there is frustration there, but at the same time, I’m going to remain absolutely positive. I still totally believe in us as an offense, as our players as an offense. There’s frustration there, but at the same time, we are going to get it taken care of because our defense is playing so stinking good, we’ve got to find a way to help them along.”
Quarterback Tyler O’Connor on his confidence in leading the team and the possibility of being the starting quarterback:
”Uh, I'm very confident in myself. I told Coach D that my confidence is as high as it's ever been here. But not only that, today I didn't show what I need to show to move the ball and get the team to win a championship. I'll watch the film. Like I said, getting that first experience is great and then we'll improve from here and see where we go.”
Head coach Mark Dantonio on if fans booing bothers him:
"It doesn't bother me. I wish I guess they weren't booing, but I understand where they're at. I'm just trying to stay positive. I think it's important we stay positive and reinforce it to our players, attack this situation very … what the word … tactically. And you think I don't have a good sense of humor."
Linebacker Max Bullough on if it feels like they are 2-0:
“It’s hard to go to Kellogg the night before, get warmed up for a game, sit for 45 minutes, go back and play a game against a quality opponent. It’s harder than people think. We come out of both those games on top, that’s good for us.”