Today, it was the TCU offense's turn to address the Rose Bowl media. Co-offensive coordinators Jarrett Anderson and Justin Fuente spoke, along with Jeremy Kerley and Jimmy Young. Later, Andy Dalton, Jake Kirkpatrick, and Marcus Cannon answered questions.
COACH FUENTE: I'd like to echo what Coach Anderson just said. We all at one point were kids growing up watching football, and most of us watched the Rose Bowl. It's just a true honor to be here. Everybody has been wonderful, very hospitable to both our family and our team, and we'd like to thank everybody for that. We are certainly looking forward to Saturday.
Anderson described the way Coach Fuente has tried to explain teams like Wisconsin:
Justin has coached over there in the Midwest before and said, they're going to look large. One side of the field is going to tilt one way and the other side is going to tilt the other way. Our kids will see it, and they've been there before, and playing at Clemson last year is a big motivation that they can handle the atmosphere.
Kerley was asked if his experience playing quarterback in high school has affected his versatility in his college career:
Tremendously, and not just in football, the sport of football. I've been doing it in every sport since grade school. I like the pressure, I like that coaches have faith in me, so it's something I love to carry.
Kerley was also asked what football players he looked up to growing up:
Reggie Bush by far is my favorite present football player, the versatility that he brings to the game, the flavor, if I can say, that he brings to the game. Growing up I didn't watch much football. I was a big baseball fan. My favorite baseball player I would have to say is Ken Griffey, Jr.
Young was asked about the challenge presented by the Wisconsin secondary and if he has faced a similar opponent this year:
Well, just watching them on film, they're really physical. All their DBs have really good footwork. They have a safety that can really come up and hit you, so you've got to be worried about that.
But as far as comparing them to a defensive backfield that we've seen, our DBs, you know, I haven't really thought about that, haven't really done much comparing. I just want to prepare for this game differently, I guess, and just go off what we see on film and then just go off of that.