-- “We’ll get a little more time together. They won’t have class on Thursday and Friday, and we’re busing to Troy instead of flying. We’ll have a two-movie trip — that’s sort of how we judge the length of the trip, how many movies you get to watch. … We’ll have a chance to spend some time together and reflect on what we’re thankful for, because boy, we’ve got so much to be thankful for. It’s unbelievable. I’m just very thankful to have an opportunity to be the coach here, and these players are thankful for their opportunities to play this great game, get a great education and live in a great community.” — Coach Mark Hudspeth

-- “I’m just thankful that God’s put me in a situation to be successful. I’m thankful that I came down here to UL. There’s so many things to be thankful for. I got to wake up this morning, I’m thankful for that. I’m thankful I have a healthy daughter. I’m thankful for this opportunity.” — Senior tight end Larry Pettis

  • “I’m going straight to Breaux Bridge, get a home-cooked meal. I’m ready to go home to my family. The turkey has to be the best thing, but I like the gumbo too. I’m thankful for my son, he’s the best thing that happened to me.” — Senior defensive back Trevence Patt, whose son, Trevence Jr., is 1 year old

-- “My wife is cooking. She’s not cooking (the turkey), we aren’t trying to burn down the house. We’ll be ordering that from some place down here, but she’ll be cooking everything else. (I’m thankful) just for being alive to be honest, having the opportunity to play my last regular season game ever.” — Senior quarterback Terrance Broadway