KC: There's something special about Kellen Moore out there at Boise State. The way he continually wins, puts up video-game type numbers. I spent a week with him at another camp, and he was really impressive in terms of his knowledge of the game and his ability to make great decisions.
Can you keep up with all the conference realignment discussion?
KC: No. I think the landscape of college football is going to change over the next five to 10 years. When I'm telling my kids about college football, it will be a completely different scene from what I grew up with. But it certainly looks like there will be two, three or four superconferences that are loaded with the main teams.
Have you ever had a professor ask for tickets?
KC: They've never asked for tickets, but [after the win over Wisconsin on Oct. 22] a professor said, "Kirk, I don't want to embarrass you, but that was one of the most exciting games I've ever seen." She made the whole class applaud. I felt bad if there were some kids in the class that didn't want to applaud; she made them.
Are there Wisconsin fans in your class?
KC: You never know. There are kids who come to class wearing other Big Ten schools on their shirt. You never want to offend anybody.
What was going through your head as the game-winning Hail Mary against Wisconsin was being reviewed?
KC: Because they didn't rule it a touchdown, I thought that we were two or three yards out and were going to have to go to overtime. I ran down and realized the ball was spotted on the one-inch line. When it was spotted that close, I knew we had a chance with review. I went over to some cameramen on the sideline, and they told me they were hearing it was going to be a touchdown. That's when I started to feel good about it.
Did you pray when the play was being reviewed?