December 16, 2017

?? Quick Quotes: Cotton Bowl Prep

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Dec. 16, 2017

Jalyn Holmes

On final game with Ohio State
“This is my last chance to leave my mark and show people who I am and why I’m a captain. This is my last chance to play in front of the fans.”

On matchup with USC
“We look at this game as an another opportunity to play again. Both teams have great NFL prospects. Both teams are going to come out and play and it’s going to be a great game to watch.”

Jerome Baker

On players sitting out of the Cotton Bowl
“I never even thought about it. That just shows the culture in the locker room. Our seniors… guys like that. We came in together, we go out together.”

On matchup with USC
“They have some great skill players. Their running back is blazing fast. They‘re USC; they have that ‘wow’ factor. They are fast and they can move. It will definitely be a test for me personally.”

J.T. Barrett

Reflecting on his Ohio State career
“When I look back, I’m just grateful for the opportunity to be at a place like Ohio State. (I’m) really thankful and grateful for it.”

On playing in home state of Texas
“It’s fair to say there’s going to be a lot of Barretts in the house.”

Nick Bosa

On All-America honor
“It’s pretty cool, I get a tree next to Joey’s. We already have the spot. It’s pretty awesome.”

On what got him to become an All-American
“Going against our offensive line is what really allowed me to be as good because they don’t go easy on you any day. They force you to find new ways to get better.”

On USC
“We’re going to have to help out our DBs and our linebackers because they have a really good running back. Definitely one of the best we’ve played right up there with (Penn State’s) Saquon Barkley. We’re not taking any of them lightly. Obviously the quarterback’s going to be a top pick. Their skill positions are going to be really good, some of the best we’ve seen.”

Parris Campbell

On bowl preparation
“Around here the grind never stops. We just keep on doing what we’ve always been doing: grinding, getting better.”

On his knowledge of Ohio State-USC
“For me, I’m an Ohio kid; grew up watching Ohio State. But at the end if the day it’s just a big-time game.”

Jordan Fuller

On challenge of facing USC quarterback Sam Darnold
“We don’t worry about that too much. We just worry about getting better every day. … [Darnold’s got] a great arm — he can make all the throws. He can run a little bit too.”