On Jim McMahon: “One of the great stories about Jim was in the Holiday Bowl. Somewhere in the fourth quarter with about seven minutes left, it’s fourth down and we’re behind 20 points and had no chance to win it, so I sent the punting team in. Jim was in the huddle and he looked up and saw the punting team coming in. He stopped, stepped out of the huddle and motioned for them to get back. The team stopped, turned around and looked at us. We were saying, 'Get in there. Get in.' He didn’t want to, so finally we called a time out. Jim came over to the sideline and in his own [special] way he said something like, ‘Golly gee guys’ or something like that. He made the point, ‘You coaches have quit.’ He really got into our faces, and we said relax, go back in. We let him call the play on that fourth down. We went on down the field and scored.”
"On one moment of his career that stands out: "If I had to pick one play, it would be my senior year, when we played Utah… They radioed down to me and said I was six yards away from the NCAA single game passing record. They actually sent me back in the game to get six yards to get this record. We weren't trying to run up the score… It was third down. We called the play, and it turned out to be a touchdown. We broke the record and for 40 years Utah has been mad about it."
On coach Edwards' impact: “Without coach (Edwards) there is no way I would ever play quarterback. There is no way I would have ever played football. His vision for me gave me a chance, and I’ve said this to anyone whether it was Bill Walsh, Mike Shanahan, Mike Holmgren or Sid Gillman, ‘coach Edwards knew me better than I knew myself.’ That’s one of the best compliments I can ever give him.”
On having fun as a team: “One of my favorite memories is playing Wyoming, San Diego State or even Utah, and they couldn’t fathom that they were getting beat by this group of guys. They were like, ‘Who are these guys?’ We were just so cohesive and such good friends, and we played so well together that we couldn’t get beat. We made people really frustrated. ‘How can these guys be beating us and beating us pretty good too?’”
On Robbie Bosco: “My senior year I got knocked out of a game against Utah State, and Robbie Bosco went in there and I realized very quickly that I needed to get back in the game or I’d never get back in the game. I ran back on the field and Robbie was like, ‘Go rest, we’re fine.’ I was like, ‘No way buddy, I’m not giving you any luck. I love you, but you got to take your turn here.’”