They really need to play the game, as you can imagine. Just for the mental health of their players and everyone else involved. They want to play a football game. Obviously, we want to play a football game.
Many people will say, Division I-AA, gosh, why did Indiana struggle? But this is really a good football team. They played very well. Their defense gave us problems, and obviously they ran the ball way too much.
We've had a rich history of success in national championships, not only in basketball but also in [men's] soccer. One of the perks is that I get to go to basketball games, and I can use that as a recruiting tool for potential players. There is no reason that we both can't be successful.
We knew we had to do it right now and not delay. So I threatened, cajoled and pleaded this winter, and our guys seem to have really responded. They spend a lot of time in the weight room and I think that shows.
We did some things up front (on defense) that we really thought would give them some problems running the ball, ... We played a lot of guys on defense and they came through. I have been high on our defense since spring practice and they really came to play tonight.