You tell them [the players] it's a very dangerous opponent because they have nothing to lose. What do you have to lose? Seriously, you go out to play -- you go out there and it's 4th and 10 on the 40 yard line, if you want to go for it, you go for it. What's going to happen? You're going to let him go? That's already taken place.
I think it's a very dangerous situation to be in our spot right now. A team that the coach got let go, they played one of their best games for the entire year, very easily could have won the game. So obviously they played hard and they're coming up here trying to validate their season. It's a very dangerous game.
Well, that's a good point. I still think the Irish won't have much difficulty in this game, but of course this team can never afford to look past anyone.
Other good quotes from this presser . . . On Brady Quinn agreeing, in Sunday's 60 Minutes interview, that Weis can sometimes be a jerk: "He's right. That's my reaction. [But] you know what they say about pay back, Tom. As a matter of fact, he's already been paid back, I think. I don't think we have to wait on that one. He's gotten the worst end of that deal." On Aldridge and Prince: "James and Munir [are] really improving on a daily basis." On the way he swears a lot on the sidelines: "I can tell you this, that some of the things that you might have said or heard, you know, on the football field, are not tolerated in the Weis house by Maura Weis." Heh.