September 10, 2008

Klug surprised by Big Ten honor

Karl Klug says it almost didn't feel real when he found out from his coach that he was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for his work against FIU last Saturday. The sophomore defensive tackle talks about the playing time he saw last week, the honor he received, the upcoming rivalry game against Iowa State, and much more.

Listen to his comments here:

Link: Klug Audio

Or read the transcript below:

Q: How does a guy get to be the Big Ten player of the week, but not Iowa's player of the week?

KLUG: That's a good question. I'm not sure. I wasn't expecting it either. They both came as a surprise to me.

Q: Did you get a little bit of grief from the other guys?

KLUG: Yeah, when coach said that in the media room, I didn't really know what to do. I was just like, "What?" I just like looked around and it didn't even seem real, you know?

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