On Brandon McKinney:
``Brandon played this week the way that Brandon can play. Brandon has
to get off and attack and get off of blocks and run. He's starting to
play, he played much better this week."
On Matt Haughey:
```Chips-a-Haughey?' What we do is we call him up at the end of practice
every day and we put the team around him and try to harass him as much
as possible and then we make him kick all over the field and the
harassment in brutual. It's kind of a ritual that we can't tell you what we
do, we'd have to kill you."
On shifting Wheeler and Kaczmarek out in the formation at tight end:
``[Kaczmarek will] catch the same number as Stefan (Wheeler) would have caught.
Didn't he look good? You see him come off the line? His arms moved
but his feet didn't! The guys practice that and you know everbody start
to laugh. You could almost hear the fans. When he shifted out there
and he's standing out there, it was almost a little bit of a buzz coming
from the fans. It's called two-point play and it worked."
On Purdue's lack of offensive productivity:
``I think they're much better than they've shown. I've looked at their
personnel and all I can say is I hope they continue to play the way
``I can't put my finger on it because I've not looked at them all of
that degree, game-by-game. You get 'cut-ups', so you know from this
formation this is what they're doing. I can't tell you where they're
faltering. I know I was able to watch the Penn State game in succession. It
seemed like they had a little bit of a problem - Penn State got some
pressure - and they had a little bit of a problem with some completions.
Scariest player for Purdue?
``[Dorian] Bryant. He's got exceptional speed, [he can ]make you miss. They
try to get the ball into his hands as much as they can. They throw it to
him, they bring him back into the backfield, they'll pitch it to him,
they'll give it to him on reverses, he's their return guy. So they try
to get the football to him as much as they can."
On a few empty seats in Spartans stadium:
``It's always disappointing when the house in not full as a coach, but
I guess it depends on where you are (in the standings). The place should be packed
regardless, but it depends on where you are."
Did Purdue coach Joe Tiller's success make JLS a more attractive candidate for this job?
``I don't know. I have no clue to be honest with you."
On cornerback/returner Demond Williams:
``He got Big Ten Special Teams player of the week, which was good for
him. I kind of took him aside yesterday and put my arm around him and
encouraged him that that focus has to continue to improve on the
defensive portion of it. He really did some good things for us on special
teams. That kickoff return, as you know, that was huge. And we can get
at more of that."