Q: How close were you in college to [Chargers RB] Branden Oliver?**
Mack:"Bo [Oliver]? Me and Bo came in on the same visit. We were roommates for three years and we're pretty close. That's my dog."
Q: So you saw what he did against the Jets?
Q: Your thoughts?
Mack:"I texted him after that and let him know he did a good job, great job."
Q: You weren't surprised?
Mack:"No. I wasn't surprised at all."
Q: Can you talk about that, just seeing what he did in college? You practiced against him a lot so I'm sure you knew what he was capable of.
Mack:"Exactly. I let everybody know during the draft process that he was one of the best running backs that I've played against, even though it was practice."
Q: Have you talked any trash this week?
Mack:"Yeah, a little bit."
Q: What did you tell him?
Mack:"I told him a little something. We're going to keep it between us."
Q: You're not going to let him run over 100 [yards] on you, are you?
Mack:"I mean, there was a little bit of that in there too. Yeah, we talked."
Q: Have you helped on the scouting report at all?
Mack:"Just a little bit. I feel like everybody can see that we have to contain him."
Q: Antonio Gates compared him to [Darren] Sproles, but said he's more powerful. What do you think about that?
Mack:"I mean, that's very accurate. He's a wiggle guy, but don't be surprised when he lowers his shoulder."
Q: Can you just describe his style?
Mack:"His style? He can play any type of style, that's what makes him one of the best that I played against. He can be physical, a bruiser on third down and one, but even then, yeah, we're going to be ready for him."
Q: You haven't recorded your first NFL sack yet, how hungry are you to get one?
Mack:"Super, super, super hungry. Super hungry. We can leave it at that."
Q: How close do you think you are?
Mack:"We'll see. We'll see; I'm still itching. We'll see. I can talk, but I have to do it."
Q: How has the coaching transition been for you?
Mack:"It's cool. Certain things you have to leave in the past and I'm just looking forward to playing San Diego."
Q: Can you speak to just the opportunity for a fresh start now, for everybody?
Mack:"Yeah, that's the thing. It's a fresh start, starting new, forgetting those last four games and getting ready to climb this mountain."