Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Daniel told Columbia Tribune beat writer Dave Matter that both remain close and communicate often during the season.
"Actually, I just got a text from him," Daniel told Matter in his weekly "Cut to the Chase" segment on his Behind the Stripes blog. "He's goofy. A lot of people don't realize how funny and how goofy he is."
Sanchez's on-camera attitude is a marked contrast from how the USC quarterback usually acts, Daniel said.
"He acts so serious in some of his interviews and clips on ESPN. But he's a fun-loving guy," Daniel said. "He's having a great time. He realizes he has a monumental task at hand with all the Heisman winners there. What he's been able to do these first two games, I think he's in pretty good standing."