Tracking the Longhorns: Oct. 16
OL CHRIS HALL
Iowa State was a really great atmosphere. They do a great job with their game day and it was good to see Coach Chizik. Iowa State played hard and you have to give them credit as well. We're looking forward to taking the next step and we're focusing on Baylor and they look really good up front. They have a great defensive line and we're looking forward to Saturday at Floyd Casey.
On Baylor: Just like Coach McWhorter said, and watching them on film, they're really a lot better than maybe their record would show. They have great hands, they're really athletic up front, they have guys that really play hard, and it's going to be a good challenge for the offensive line this week. We're looking forward to it; it's going to be a fun game.
RB CHRIS OGBONNAYA
On not taking anything for granted: Our feelings toward that is how we treat every team. Here at Texas we want to play to a certain standard, which is the level of championship football we want to play at every week. But anything can happen on any given Saturday, and I think itís evident with this college football season. Teams that maybe looked at as not as good in the past have come to play, and itís no longer about who the team they are playing is, they look at everybody the same. Anything can happen and we are looking forward to playing Baylor.
On how Waco is so close to Austin: Itís right up the road and since I have been here, our fans have come out and supported us because itís only an hour to an hour and a half away. Hopefully we will have some good fan support, and we have a lot of fans everywhere in Texas, so hopefully that will work out for us.
On how many players are from Waco and the surrounding area: Quan [Cosby] is from Mart, Texas, so itís five minutes away, and he always talks about it. Like I said, itís his home, so for him, heís going back and wants to do well in front of the hometown and his home crowd and get a lot of that support. He wants to show them how he came to play. Itís kind of like how I feel about going home to play Rice, so he wants to do well at home.
DB RYAN PALMER
On the potency of Baylorís offense: Whoever is going to be the quarterback is going to be slinging it. We just have to be on our assignments and be ready to play every time we go out there for defense and get our third-down stops.
On Baylorís inside receivers scoring most of their TDs: They like to sit in zones and get open. We have to know our assignments and know when they sit down. We have to be right there with them to cover them. But like I said, the inside guys run a lot of ďmessĒ routes, as we call it, so we put together a little defense to compete with that and weíll see how we do on Saturday.
On the strong defensive outing against Iowa State: I think defensively, we played a solid game. We had three turnovers, one for a touchdown, one was a pick and the other was a fumble recovery. I thought we went out there and executed the defense, and we just went out there, played excellent team defense, and came out with a good victory.