Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel and defensive end Bjoern Werner talked about different aspects of the Irish team Tuesday.
Here are some of their comments:
Manuel on Notre Dame's defense: "They are good. I think it is going to be one of those games we have to execute. If we do what we are supposed to do, we will be fine. Those guys make plays. The good thing about it is that they are going to be where we expect them to be, a well coached team. Not to say that as a slight, they are disciplined. When they drop, they will drop where they are supposed to be because they are well coached. They are big. They fly to the ball. I think it is going to be a good matchup for us."
Manuel on Notre Dame's secondary: "I think they do a good job as far as trying to disguise coverages. At the same time, it's not so much about them as maybe us. I feel like if we go out there and do what we need to do, we will be fine."
Werner on Notre Dame's offensive line: "They are very athletic. They use their feet really well. They keep you away with their hands. I was really impressed when I watched them. It's going to be a great challenge."
Werner on Notre Dame's offense: "It's going to be very difficult to stop their running back and receiver and tight end. They are NFL prospects. It's going to be a great challenge for our defense."