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Jim Tressel, Ohio State head coach
On the spring practices
“You want to leave practice 15 as healthy as you can. We banged pretty hard this spring. All in all, we had a good spring. It was a different type of spring game today. Those offensive linemen had a workout today. We ran somewhere in the neighborhood of 90 plays and those guys played about all of them.”

On the quarterbacks
“In this scrimmage situation so much has to do with what the other 10 are doing. Braxton probably played more relaxed and had a little more fun than he has had. Joe and Kenny showed that they have been around and can manage our offense. And, we have to learn as young quarterbacks, that you can’t get sacked in the red zone. We’ve been giving those four equal reps. When we figure it out we are going to play whoever we need to.”

On the wide receivers
“We have young guys at receiver and they really came along this spring. They are starting to understand. First, they have to know where to line up. Then they have to understand what to do. Then they have to figure out how to it against the best guys.”

Nathan Williams, senior linebacker
On the spring game scoring
“We really didn’t pay much attention to it. Our focus was on doing our jobs and exciting the coaches when they turn on the film. Our guys did a good job responding this spring.”

On adjusting to the different quarterbacks
“We definitely pay attention to who is back there. With a guy like Braxton [Miller], you never want to give up leverage. All of the defensive line does a good job with noticing who is back there.”

On improving his game
“I want to improve on my entire game. I want to get better every day and help these guys as much as I can.”

DeVier Posey, senior receiver
On the young receivers on the team
“They’re just out there practicing hard. It’s difficult since they haven’t even been here for an entire academic year yet, but like I told T.Y. Williams, it’s not about just getting through practice, it’s about how much better you’re getting with each practice. The older guys are getting them to understand how everything works here and just leading by example. I felt like a proud dad today seeing three of them score touchdowns.”

On the young quarterbacks
“I think handling situations is key for all of them. Having Braxton [Miller] in with the first team or Kenny [Guiton] in with the second team, it’s just about handling situations with anyone you’re on the field with. As they get older and get more experience, they’re going to be able to take a step forward. I was really happy with the quarterback play today.”

On a rusty start by the offense
“For a lot of the younger guys it took them a while to get into the flow today, getting used to the crowd and the stadium. But after the first hit and the first pass, everyone was able to relax and play well.”

John Simon, Junior defensive lineman
On the play of the defense
“To see the second team go against the first team offensive lineman and compete and make plays, it was great. I think everyone did their one-eleventh.”

On starters for the fall
“I don’t think we’re counting anyone out at this moment. A lot of guys were playing well in the spring and we’ll see what the summer holds.”

Michael Brewster, senior offensive lineman
On today’s game
“It was a little crazy. You take a lot of reps, which is different from practice. I was really pleased with today. Guys were relaxed and we got flowing. The quarterbacks relaxed and it makes you feel good.”

On Braxton Miller
“The quarterback-center relationship is a hard one to learn in three weeks. Today we shrunk the playbook and I think he felt more comfortable. He has a really quick release and it was great to see him relaxed. He improvises and he can find guys. Today was the best I’ve seen him play all spring.”

Joe Bauserman, senior quarterback
On overall play
“We’re all battling hard to make strides. We made some mistakes and there were some good plays and some bad plays.”

On improving
“I feel good about what I did today. We made some strides and got better as a team. I have no control if I’m going to be playing; it is up to Coach Tressel. Today is about getting better.”