You know what it is that struck me most about Persa, what's stayed with me? He had fun. Up until the injury obviously, he was having fun and playing with passion and we were not. More than any scheme or decision or real time error, our lack of passion frustrates me most.
I will be at least a 17% happier person for the next ten months if we come out, play hard and for chrissakes smile a few times against OSU. It doesn't have to be superswagger, we don't lay claim to that anymore. But I never want to see that pseudo-stoic, afraid, disoriented look again. I was at last year's game in Columbus, I left with my head held high. Let's do this.
We can't change the past, but we can play with intensity and passion and leave it all on the field at Kinnick Stadium, the scoreboard and the torpedoes be damned.