Iowa State game quotes
On the game: The only bad thing about today is Gene Chizik was on the other sideline and we care a lot about him. After last week, you want to get your confidence going. We started the season over after Oklahoma, and they got a good start today.
On Coach Chizik: They caught us today after Oklahoma, and we played really well. They are getting small victories and the longer Chizik stays here the better they will be.
On the losing streak: [The four-game losing streak] is a farce, because those are two different teams, talking about last yearís team and this yearís team. We are just trying to get back on track.
On Colt McCoyís run: We didnít want Colt to run it anymore. We wanted him to keep throwing and get in rhythm and get his confidence going into the rest of the season. He has [scrambled] all year. Heís made a lot of plays off of his feet and we have worked on the scramble coverage a lot.
QB COLT MCCOY
On snapping Big 12 losing streak: It was really important for us. To come out of the week and get turnovers and not give them up was really important.
This week in practice Coach said weíre starting a new season. We didnít feel like we played at the standard we could play at. If we can build on that weíll have a great second half of the season.
On the spread offense: We hadnít executed very well in the past two weeks. The spread is a big part of our offense, so when Coach Davis said weíd throw the football around, it put a smile on my face. We executed that well and thatís what won us the game.
CB BRANDON FOSTER
On Coach Chizik: It was not about beating Coach Chizik. We were just looking to get a solid win. This was a business trip. We love Coach Chizik.
On his touchdown: We kept getting hands on the ball, and we knew it would fall our way eventually.
HEAD COACH GENE CHIZIK
Texas has great athletes and great coaches. Mack Brown is a classy man. He is a phenomenal football coach, one of the best if not the best in the country. Most programs would aspire to be something like them. Today I thought that was evident. They coached well and they played well. I have to give him a lot of credit.
I really donít know what to expect. Every time we lose itís difficult. Today was especially difficult in the way we lost. They executed and we didnít.
On Coach Brown: I wish I would have been able to shake hands in a different venue. I knew he didnít enjoy today. He means everything to me. He could of made that a lot worse. Heís all about class and character.
I thought we did a poor job with the coaching and starting with me. We had some pass rush on Colt (McCoy), but he got out of some things. I just thought today on defense we didnít show up. We werenít even in the ballpark.
A missed field goal right now is disappointing. We felt we were in field goal range and thatís one he (Culbertson) should hit. We covered punts well. We didnít always kick them well. When you play the field position battle with a team like that, then they score 60 on you, which is exactly what happened today.
Weíre analyzing everyday. Bret (Meyer) didnít have a good day but that doesnít always equate to Bretís fault. Weíre going to go back and evaluate and see what our next step is. Iím ready to play the guys that give us a chance to win. Everything we do as a coaching staff will be in the best interest of our team, not one guy.
On talking with Coach Brown after the game: He just said hang in there and things will get better. Iím sure weíll talk again soon.
QB BRET MEYER
T DOUG DEDRICK
They were quick on the ends and they were definitely more speed rush kind of guys.
On the locker room mood: We lost, so it wasnít happy. At the same time, everyone stayed in it until the end. We really fought all the way up to the last whistle. We have to make corrections. We have to figure it out and get back to work tomorrow.
OLB ACE BOWEN
They had some talented receivers. Itís going back to playing our defense and being fundamentally sound. If weíre not, then that is what is going to happen. p>
It is never hard to get motivated, itís football. If itís hard to get motivated, youíre doing the wrong thing.
On next week against Oklahoma: If we donít play harder and smarter, then weíre going to get blown out again. We have to come to play every game. I donít think we came to play today.
We have the athletes to make plays. Weíre not doing anything scientific, weíre not doing anything major, weíre playing football. People need to realize that and step up and make plays.