COLUMBUS, Ohio — Head coach Jim Tressel met with reporters Thursday while assistant coaches Luke Fickell and Darrell Hazell met with the Columbus media Wednesday afternoon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center to talk about Saturday’s game at Illinois (Noon ET, ESPN).

Ohio State, 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the Big Ten, can clinch at least a share of a fourth consecutive Big Ten championship if they win out. But first all the focus is on Illinois this Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Click the audio links above to hear what they had to say.