Postgame Quotes

Oct. 13, 2007

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Head Coach Guy Morriss


On the game:

"We've just got to execute our plays or we're not going to get any better. All the wishing and the hoping is not going to get it done. You just have to go out and make plays, and we didn't do that today. Our kicking game other than David's (Gettis) return, the kicking game was pretty bad. Our offense was poor and couldn't stop the run. We didn't have a lot of anything going today. What started it was the first ball thrown to Brad Taylor. If he catches it, we can make a first down and then maybe keep going. It's not good when you get the ball in the first series and can't throw and catch to get a first down. Then we mishandled the punt and it went downhill from there."


On Kansas' improvement from last year's game:

"Quite a bit obviously. There are sitting here 6-0 now. The thing about Kansas is that they are playing hard and they absolutely do not beat themselves. I think that's been the key for them."


On the weather delay affecting the game:

"I don't think so. It's the same for both teams. That's just something we have to learn how to handle. They told us it was about a half an hour so we went in and talked about what we had seen and tried to get everyone to calm down. We talked about the importance of going out there and trying to execute and doing what you are coached to do."


On running up the score:

"They are just running their offense. Mark said something about it. I told him it was our fault. I told him it was our job to keep you out of the endzone. He was running the football. If he was throwing the fade three times in a row, that would be one thing. I've never complained about that. What do you tell your kids? Tell them not to score after you program them to execute your offense? That's on us to get them stopped. I don't have a problem with that at all."



Sophomore Linebacker Joe Pawelek


On the game:

"Obviously Kansas is a great ball club. We found ourselves in a lot of holes. We came out strong and then the kickoff was returned and things went downhill from there. Kansas has a great team but we are doing things top to bottom to keep ourselves from being competitive. There were plays all over the game (that contributed to the loss). The offense put us in bad spots and we couldn't stop anything to save our lives. It is not one side of the ball that is struggling and the other side is doing great, top to bottom we have to find a way to execute to where we can be successful."


If the delays affected the game:

"I don't think so. It was something a little bit different that we had to handle. At the same time when the whistle blows it is a Big 12 football game and we've got to be ready for it."


On bouncing back from today's loss:

"We have to come in tomorrow and put that film on to figure out what we're doing to hurt ourselves and things that we need to get corrected. Nobody's given up on anybody. We have five more chances to get out there and play and to win."



Sophomore Wide Receiver David Gettis


On his kickoff return for touchdown:

"It was one of those special plays where everything happened that was supposed to happen. The other 10 guys made it easy for me to hit the hole and run for a touchdown. I've never kick returned before so I've had to learn to let my blocks develop. I just want to let things happen and then use my speed.


If the delays affected the game:

"It didn't really affect us. Football is unpredictable. You never know what is going happen. It was unfortunate that we were not able to come out until later, but it did not affect us."




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