Nov. 14, 2009
On the running game: We needed balance. We felt like we found a few things this week. I am proud of Cody (Johnson) and Tre` (Newton), they both stepped up today. Our offense can be really good if we continue to be balanced.
On driving into the wind during the first quarter: We felt if we could move the ball and run the ball, especially into the wind, and be balanced then we would have a chance to get some numbers in the second quarter.
On the running game: (Establishing a running game) was really a point of emphasis this week. We were able to run the ball and that set up a couple of things for us. I feel like in the first half we played really well.
On the Texas offense keeping Baylor off balance: I think our up-tempo offense really got after them a little bit. We wanted to pick up the tempo and be fast, especially from the beginning of the game, and we were able to do that.
WR Jordan Shipley
On the offense: We do a lot of hurry up stuff at the line and I think sometimes that can tire the defense out. I think that is a credit to coach (Greg) Davis and his game plan.
LB Sergio Kindle
On Texas' defense: We see a bunch of good defenses, they were a good defense today. Honestly, I think Nick (Florence) got rattled a little bit and rightfully so. He took a hard shot from the corner blitz and had an interception early in the game. When you have not played a bunch and you don't have the snaps under your belt to where you are able to shake stuff off, that can wear on you a little bit. I think he pressed a little bit and when you press you think too much sometimes, so that's the great thing about experience, that it teaches.
On it being the seniors' last game at Floyd Casey: I'm glad you clarified that last part because they're not out yet, this is just the last game at Floyd Casey. Is this frustrating? Yes. Disappointing? Yes. Demoralizing? No, not in the least bit because we are going to turn around in six days and do it again and we're going to do it well. It's not like when they talk about their senior year of football, they're going to talk about November 14, 2009.
On there being a sense of urgency with two games left: There needs to be, yes. You don't have to use a lot of fingers to figure out how many we have left. It's right there and all we have to do is take care of business and there are other people on the other side trying to do the same thing too. That's what makes it interesting and inspiring to be a part of because it means something.
C J.D. Walton
On the first drive: The first drive was huge. We got the ball rolling. Moving the ball around, getting it downfield, it was huge. It knocked a lot of wind out of our sales. We have to be a better football team. We can't go down after the first drive if stuff doesn't happen how we like it, how we want it to. We have to bounce back on the second drive. We just weren't executing first half.
S Jordan Lake
On Texas' offense: They had some short fields, but as a defense you have to step up wherever you are on the field and pull them out. We just made a few mental mistakes, reads, assignments, checks and things like that. They had a good tempo offense. It kind of kept us off-balance a little bit and we had some trouble at first. We have to do a better job as a defense adjusting to that and getting ready to play wherever we are.
LB Joe Pawelek
On the message of the coaches after the game: We see the urgency here. Seeing as there are two (games) left and we have to go get those two. There is definitely no time to sit and pout about it. We are definitely not excited about the performance we had out there, especially in the first half. We need to come in tomorrow and learn from our mistakes and fix them and definitely be ready to go Saturday against Texas A&M.