Tracking the Longhorns: Oct. 30
C DALLAS GRIFFIN
On seeing the reads: The (offensive) line is more concerned with blocking schemes. We see the front guys moving around and that kind of changes where we're going and how we're going to deal with the situation. So everybody on the offense has to be in tuned with what's going on the other side of the ball, and everybody is listening to Colt (McCoy) when he checks and changes up the play and then the line is listening to me, to the guards and whoever is in the position to make the particular call we need to in order to get into the right position.
On if he feels like an air-traffic controller: Sometimes, I guess, to get these huge bodies going in the right places. It's a pretty neat deal when it all works just like it's supposed to, and especially last weekend (against Nebraska) and in those situations that you rarely ever see where we're prepared for just about everything we saw and then (Nebraska) also brought some things that we hadn't seen. Through being "preachers of good offensive line habits," those are Coach McWhorter's words, we were able to slide into the right places and pick everything up.
RB JAMAAL CHARLES
On Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State has a really good team. They always have good people on defense so it's going to be a good game between us. I know they're going to come ready to play. They're on a winning streak so we have to bring our A game when we go out there.
On if he's able to relax now: I still have more games to play. I can't relax. I still have to go out there and play and I'm going to play hard every week.
On what he showed against Nebraska: I think I proved that I can run the ball and I can put points on the board. If my team needs me, I'm going to do anything for my team. I wanted to finish and I did.
On what happened during the fourth quarter against Nebraska: They were blitzing so much, so coach changed some of the offense around in the second half. We were mostly running the ball and helping Colt out, so he wouldn't get hit. The line did a good job and so did the receivers blocking.
DB DEON BEASLEY
On Oklahoma State not being one-dimensional: You can't just dwell on the run or dwell on the pass. Both are explosive.
On the defensive ends and the pass rush: We have some very good defensive ends, I can't name them all, but every last one has been doing really good as far as getting a push to the ball and getting to the quarterback.
On Oklahoma State QB Zac Robinson: He's a really good quarterback. I've watched him on film and he's not just a straight drop back pocket passer. He can get out and run on you also. He's a really good player.
On what not to do against a taller receiver: You can't get behind them and you can't think that you can't guard them. You have to be confident. All of our corners and defensive backs play with great confidence because we're undersized when it comes to opposing team wide-outs.
On how good the Texas defense is: We have the potential to be better. We have a really good defense, our secondary is pretty good, our linebacker corps is great and so is our d-line.