PASADENA, Calif. -- Some quick hits from media day.
Coach Paul Wulff with fifth-year senior DE Kevin Kooyman. The Cougars finished last in 2009 and were picked last in the media poll.
Wulff: "We're a very young football team but we have experience.... I think you'll see a dramatic improvement out of our team."
Wulff called the Cougars "a surprise team."
Wulff noted the Cougars have been to the Rose Bowl twice since 1997, which is more trips than any other Pac-10 team besides USC: "We feel we are on the same path."
Wulff said RB James Montgomery has been running around. "We anticipate he will make a recovery and will be able to play." But not in tip-top shape yet.
Wulff on QB Jeff Tuel: "He's gotten bigger and stronger."
Wulff on hanging with other coaches in New York: "You find out they're pretty good guys when you thought they were not."