Countdown to Kickoff
After practice, Coach Mendenhall told the media that the team is ready to play.
"I think our guys are ready," he said. "Right now, a game is what our team needs to improve and grow."
Where there are two or more guys battling for playing time, Coach clarified what it would take for one player to beat out another.
"We're looking for who we can really trust. Whoever is the most trustworthy will play.
Asked if he was nervous, Coach said, "I'm not nervous yet. Right now, I see the things we need to improve. That window is closing. I enjoy the day-to-day preparation a lot -- more than the actual game day."