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FERRIS FOOTBALL SPRING GAME QUOTES & COMMENTS

Head Coach Jeff Pierce
"We saw a lot of intensity tonight and it was a lot of fun. The defense played well early, but the offense got it clicking as the game went on."

"A number of guys stepped up their games this spring so it was nice to see them progress."

"I feel confident in our work ethic and the commitment they've shown. We have some talented players and we're excited to see what happens in the fall."

"This was the grand finale in terms of our spring season and our guys have shown a tremendous commitment since last fall. They want to win and compete for a championship next fall, which is great to see."

Offensive Coordinator Matt McCarthy
"We weren't focused offensively early, but really locked in and made some plays as the game progressed."

"A number of guys did well for us tonight on offense. Tom Schneider really quarterbacked well for us and is developing at the position. Aaron Olman also came on and had a good spring for us and Dwayne Williams kind of came out of nowhere but has done a nice job."

Defensive Coordinator Duane Wilson
"We started out well defensively and made some nice plays. A number of young kids got to play, which was important since we lost some guys up front due to graduation."

"We're pleasantly surprised with our defense even though we haven't had a few guys who are out with injuries. We've got some older guys in the back seven so I'm confident we'll be fine back there."

Sophomore Quarterback Tom Schneider
"It was a great to get a chance to go out and compete. They teams were split up, but for the most part everyone did a heck of a job."

"I've worked on staying in the pocket more as a quarterback this spring and I'm getting more comfortable in there. I feel like I can do a better job of preparing myself this offseason since I've got a year under my belt and I can use last year as a tool to evaluate myself on film."

"Our goal is to have as many guys as possible stay in Big Rapids this summer and continue to work in our summer program in preparation for the fall."

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