"AJ is playing really well right now," Al Golden said. "He was the most physical he'd been all year. He has great command of the defense."
"We just have to be smart that we don't go backwards. It's out of my hands. They'll talk it over and we'll make a decision before the game. With how much experience he has, we'll give him more benefit of the doubt than others who don't have the experience."
* Malcolm Lewis was granted a medical hardship to redshirt this season. The talented young receiver will return in 2013 as a redshirt freshman.
"He's a wonderful human being," Golden said. "He's what we're trying to recruit here – an unselfish, hard worker, who will go to work every day. We miss him. I think he's going to be a dynamic player. He has great hands, runs great routes. He's been at every meeting."
"I keep telling Herb this could be it. He's ready to take that next step."
"Jontavious is outworking D'Mauri on the scout team and we're trying to push D'Mauri to respond," he said. "Jontavious is a little ahead right now."