"I think that Mike is going to do a great job filling in as the No. 1 quarterback now."
"I try not to worry about what the fans think about it. I think Mike is going to do a great job and I don't think he's going to worry about it at all."
"I didn't really try to get involved in it at all. I just tried to focus on what I needed to do."
"The thing is, Mike's no slouch. People act like Mike is some quarterback that no one knows about or no one thinks is good. Mike is a great quarterback."
"Everyone is going to be a critic until he goes out and proves it... the whole team is behind him. Everyone believes in Mike."
"We wish Russell the best at Wisconsin. I hope he wins a Big Ten title with them. It is what it is, and we're moving on with Mike. We're going to do good with it."
"Coach Tenuta has made it pretty simple for us. Coach Tenuta teaches the defense and not your position. He teaches the linebackers what everyone has to do... we can fit in wherever."