Is there any difference going in as the favorite?
It's a different feeling. It's a different feeling when you turn on the TV and you're a higher seed and at home. There are some differences but there is no difference with the way you approach it, there is no difference in our mindset, there is no difference in the way we practice and prepare. The only difference is that you get to be at home and people are patting you on the back but we still have a mindset, we still have our goal set on the ultimate prize.
You have always been an "Us against the world team" but now people are out there picking you guys….
We still have that feeling. We have just enough people who pick against us that it gives you enough ammo and you still read some things and I'm not sure we're the favorites. We still have some fuel for our fire and we have tough opponents. When you get to this point everyone is so tough and teams are so talented that there is no part of you that wants to take it easy.
* Do you worry about everybody's interest in your defensive coordinator?*
No, I'm pretty sure he is going to be here through the end of this season and that's all we worry about. Spags will be a great head coach. He has all those qualities but for now he is our defensive coordinator. He doesn't talk about it in our meetings. He was the same old Spags today and practice went the same way so I might get a few text messages here and there asking about Spags but he has been professional about it so we'll follow his lead.
* What are those qualities that make him a good head coach?*
Just his attention to detail; he commands the crowd, he is a short guy but he has a big personality. He is a guy who I can definitely see filling that role.