“When your whole self worth is based on your team and how they play, it's hard.”
On the possibility of building a special package for Walsh:
“I'd think we'd have to use his athleticism.
“We'd like to, because he's what you want. He's what you want as a kid, as a tough guy … it's just a matter of where.”
On the biggest keys to OSU's historic 2011 season:
“Brandon Weeden was the No. 1 reason. When you have a great quarterback, it all works better. … He's one of the best I've been around.
“I do think Mike (Gundy) has developed a confidence level in our team, a character of our team … they're choosing to play here.”
On facing West Virginia and head coach Dana Holgorsen, who installed the Cowboys' current offensive system during his one season as offensive coordinator at OSU:
“They've got the same problem we do … we can't change everything when they know what we do.”
On the most common play the Cowboys ran in 2011:
“Inside zone with a screen. … But we ran that less than 10 percent (of the time).”