Tracking the Longhorns: Oct. 23
K RYAN BAILEY
On his kick against Nebraska last year: It all happened really quickly on the field and I don’t remember much that happened because I try not to think about the pressure or anything like that. A lot of things have happened just to keep my position and contribute to the team and it's been really fun to help out the team.
On if time has flown by for him since that kick: Football is a year-round thing and you don't have time to relax, especially with school as well, so the time has just flown by.
On if he still gets asked about the kick from last year: Oh, not really. It was a year ago. I got it for a little while, but not that many people ask me about it anymore.
On if he can separate his career into two halves since that kick: When I came to walk-on, I was just trying to make the team because that has always been my dream. I tried to come in and just be on the team with some of the players here because that would have been a dream come true. I wasn't expecting anything like this. I just worked at it, progressed, and now it's worked out for me.
On his social life improving since then: I had friends at home and friends on the team that I still have, and nothing has really changed. My phone was pretty filled up after that game though.
On the biggest difference in the past two years of his life: Just being able to be on the field again. I wasn't on the field for a couple years after high school, which felt pretty weird. It feels good to be back on the field though.
On his mom's reaction after his kick at Nebraska: She was blown away, I'm sure. I think she cried in New York and when she got back here she was really happy for me.
On when he found out when he was going to kick in the game: The last extra point that Greg Johnson kicked, he came off the field and said that he heard a pop in his groin. At that time, Trevor Gerland and I both knew that we were taking his role for the rest of the game.
On wanting to come to The University of Texas for the advertising program: That's my major, and I was from Austin, so I always wanted to go to Texas. My dad went to Texas as well. I just wanted to take things one step at a time and not think too far into the future.
On being calm during the Nebraska kick: I learned to tune everything out except for what I was doing at the time and that's all you can really think about. I learned to do that just from playing in a lot of sports growing up. I played baseball, soccer, football and basketball, and every sport you learn to do something different.
CB BRANDON FOSTER
On playing Nebraska this weekend: You can throw out records this year in college football. We know that Nebraska is going to come out here and give us 110 percent and we have to be ready for that. All we can do is practice hard this week and play the game this Saturday.
On what they have to do to win this weekend: First of all, as a defense, we have to stop the run. Once we stop the run, then we can worry about the pass and move on from there. We're not looking to shut any particular player down, we just have to play our defense.
On Mack Brown possibly getting his 100th win this weekend: It's going to be great. I don't think Coach Brown cares that it is going to be his 100th win because he just cares about winning in general and that's what we care about as well.
LB JARED NORTON
On if he ever hesitates on a blitz: No, I'm pretty confident as far as when I go against any lineman. It's not much different for me from high school. If you can't take on blocks as a middle linebacker you shouldn’t be in there.
RB CHRIS OGBONNAYA
On the styles of Jamaal Charles and Vondrell McGee: I don't think they are extremely different. I think they both hit the hole extremely hard and they're both very fast. They're both very talented runners and they do what they do very well. They can catch the ball and block the blitz. It's definitely good to see them both doing well and I am enjoying watching them. We're all really close so it's good to see that.
On Nebraska’s record: I think it's just college football this year because anything can happen on any given Saturday from what I have seen. But I do know that Nebraska is going to come in here and play hard. Every time that I've seen Texas play them since I was young, they've played very well against us and it's always been a very competitive game so we're going to prepare that well and hopefully come out with a victory.