Dick Tressel, running backs coach
On Chris Wells
“We will be looking to get him the ball in many different ways. Well try to get some passes out to him and find him in the flats. When he has the ball big things can happen.”

On Chris Wells
“The way he runs so hard and the way he puts his body on the line it is the sign of a person that can lead by example. The fact that he is willing to want to contribute even when he is not 100-percent makes him special.”

On the season
“We will be trying to stay healthy and get better everyday. We all want to get bigger and stronger everyday.”

Chris “Beanie” Wells, junior running back
On the season
“I think that I can improve with everything. I can become a better leader on the field. There is always something that you can get better at on the field. I can always get more focused and improve every day.”

On his injury last spring
“It made me mad more than anything because I wanted to play in the spring game. I wanted to back on that field. I got hit by (James) Laurinaitius, (Larry) Grant and Kurt Coleman.” 

On injuries
“They happen sometimes. I have learned to just to roll with it and to just deal with it and move on. It is just part of the game.

Maurice Wells, senior running back
On the team
“We have a lot of depth and that is something that we are going to show against other teams. We have a lot of talented players.”

On the defense
“They have to replace Vernon (Gholston), but the rest of them are working hard and they have talented guys. They earned the award this off-season for the hardest working unit.”

Ryan Lukens, senior running back
On becoming a fullback
“It’s awesome. It’s kind of an unofficial switch. It’s a great opportunity. I have three guys to help me out and show me the ropes. They helped me with everything. It’s nice having three people to learn from. They’re still helping me. I know I can go to them if I need anything.”

On the season
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. I’m excited for the season to start. We’re all looking forward to that first game of the season. My dad took me to games since I was a kid (father Bill and Uncle Joe Lukens were Ohio State football captains in 1976).”

On Chris Wells
“He’s a hard working guy. The sky is the limit with him. He takes it one day at a time. He’s working hard to get over his injury. Coaches are having him do everything. I think he looks 100 percent.”