"That really gave us a few pointers going into this year. They're a really good team, they're coming off a tough loss and they're going to be ready to play," Brissett added. "We've got to make sure we're ready to play. ... We can't go in there thinking it's going to be like last year."
Doeren has dismissed criticism of the schedule by saying he wouldn't apologize for winning games and that it allowed the team to give reps to young players, while quarterback Jacoby Brissett noted that his team "had passed every test so far."