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Ohio State's Urban Meyer knows Michigan State's defense is good, but he is also impressed with their offense, according to the team's official website.
"From game 1 to game 11, they are the most improved offense, certainly in the Big Ten and maybe one of the most improved in America."
Michigan State's Mark Dantonio thinks beating Ohio State would elevate Michigan State's profile, according to the team's official website.
"I would think it would send a message throughout the country right now. I think we're sending that message. We're doing all we can to send the message."
Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman is very high on Michigan State's defense, according to Bill Rabinowitz of The Columbus Dispatch.
"Probably the best-coached defense we'll have played in two years. They're like fine wine. They get better with age."
Michigan State's Max Bullough explained why playing Ohio State is such a big deal, via the team's official Twitter account.
"When we played at Ohio State, just as much emotion as when we play Michigan here because we've got so many guys (from Ohio)."
Michigan State's Isaiah Lewis had a simple prediction for the Big Ten title game, according to Kevin Gehl of WLNS-TV.
"We're gonna win that game."
Ohio State's Corey Linsley talked about how excited the team was when Auburn beat Alabama, but also how they need to focus on Michigan State, according to Zack Meisel of The Plain Dealer.
"It was a moment of intensity there for a second, but now it's a level of focus. Our dream is here. 'The Chase' is real."
Dantonio, who was Ohio State's defensive coordinator in 2002, talks about the Buckeyes' case for a national title, via Eleven Warriors.
"A lot of people were saying in 2002 that we didn't belong in that football game and we won it. 'Nuff said."
Michigan State's Denicos Allen talked about how hard losing the 2011 Big Ten Title game was, via the team's official Twitter account.
"Two years ago against Wisconsin was rough, looking at those seniors' faces, seeing how close we came to Rose Bowl."