Post Game Quotes, No. 8/9 Oklahoma 31, Cincinnati 29


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Sept. 25, 2010

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Post Game Quotes

Cincinnati Head Coach Butch Jones

Opening Statement
"It was a great college football game with two teams going at it. I want to thank you our fans and the city of Cincinnati for everyone coming out. Our kids feed off the atmosphere and venue. Our moto was to sustain, our passion and our emotion. They’re a great football team the number 8 team in the country. We knew we were going to be challenged, but we wanted to sustain our emotion and passion. We had a chance at the end, with the onside kick. Overall we can’t turn the football over. They capitalized on our mistakes, especially in the red zone. They forced us to kick field goals early and held us on touchdowns. They made more than we did. But I think you saw a team with heart. I think we have come of age. There are absolutely no moral victories. But you saw a team with a little bit of will."

On how he feels about the team
"What I saw tonight was leadership step up. Leadership from some of our seniors. I thought they came out tonight and fought against a very good football team."

On Oklahoma Offense
"Their offense and tempo doesn’t allow you to substitute. Their offense comes at you all the time. They never let you stop."

On Pead
"We were going to get the ball in his hands and we were going to challenge him and he answered the call. Also when they get into a rhythm, we feed him the ball more."

On Woods
"He gets injured and comes back. It shows a lot about his heart. He made some big plays for us. Its an individual trying to make a play. It was one of those things that happen’s I will live and die with Dj Wood, I love that young man, he gives us everything he has each and every day."

On the week
"It was business as usually. It was preparing your team both mentally and physically. You don’t pay attention to anything outside. I just can’t say enough about our kids tonight. You have a locker room that has individuals that are hurt right now and they  should hurt but I think you saw a lot tonight."

On Paul Brown Stadium
"The atmosphere was great. Our fans were great. Our players love the atmosphere of Nippert, but this was  tremendous venue."

Cincinnati Players
JK Schaffer
"I wouldn’t say that I had a big game. I mean we did lose but it’s a team effort it doesn’t matter what I do individually. I’m just out there trying to do what I can for the team and whatever that is I will do it. I wouldn’t credit myself to anything."

On Maalik Bomar:
"Maalik always has a big game. Maalik is a great player. He is a guy that I would go into battle with any day. I love that he has stepped it up so much and become a great player."

On Oklahoma Offense:
"It’s their tempo. We knew they were going to do the tempo but their tempo is something special. I think that is their best asset."

Zach Collaros
On having a lot more time than in previous games:
"I thought they did well and that against them is being able to run the ball. Isaiah {Pead} did that for us and the offensive line did great blocking and running and passing for them."

On the defense performance:
"I thought they left it on the field like always. They are always going to give you 100%. They fight to the end. I thought they played great."

On the atmosphere:
"It was a great atmosphere but there is nothing like Nippert Stadium. Paul Brown is a great venue for a football game and we really appreciate the Bengals for letting us play here and all the students and fans that came out to support us."

Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops

Opening Statement
“My compliments go to Butch Jones, his staff and his team. They played an excellent game today. It was really hard fought tonight. We had some definite good fortune at the end of the game to give us the opportunity to win. I am proud of our players. They still made some plays in the fourth quarter to give us the opportunity, along with good fortune and making a few plays when we had to. In the defense before the last drive, we had the fumble, the quarterback sacks, and those types of things, and offensively we were able to get it in the end zone after having it down on the seven. Those kinds of things were positive. Obviously we’re not used to playing defense this way. We’re having too many missed tackles and too many fundamental plays that we’ve got to get ironed out. Offensively, I thought Landry Jones, outside of the one play, had a great night. We had some dropped balls and a dropped touchdown, and we have to keep improving on those things. I was proud. I thought the receivers still stepped up and made some nice competitive plays and are making good improvement. “

On the coverage unit coming up with big plays…
“Yea, but it’s been inconsistent. I wasn’t pleased at all with it early in the game. I also thought Tress [Way] didn’t kick the ball with any hang time for the first time all season like he usually does, and it hurt us. At the end, we were there when the ball was bobbled, and we were able to get to it.”

On losing focus as the game went on…
“I wouldn’t say that [we lost focus]. I would say that Cincinnati outplayed us at some areas and times. We never had time to lose focus. We didn’t have any kind of lead that you felt comfortable with. I wouldn’t say that at all. I would just say that we got outplayed at certain times of the game.”

On some of the true freshman coming up big in the game…
“They’re really good players, we keep saying. We feel good with them out there, and that, for me, says a lot with young freshmen. They’re good players, and they’re just getting better and better the more they’re out there.”

On having close games this season…
“Hopefully not [every game will be this close], but it’s been that way for three of the four [games]. That doesn’t mean they all have to be. We’re just going to take every one as they come.”

On how Cincinnati defended Oklahoma…
“I feel like we should have been able to run the football a little bit better than we did with the way they [Cincinnati] were defending us. They were in two-deep coverage most of the time, and that should lend itself to being able to run the ball a little bit better.”

On why Isaiah Pead was able to run the ball so well…
“I thought, first, he’s an excellent player, which everyone got to see, so give him credit. He was able to find spaces, cut back, and break tackles. I thought, for us, there were a few times execution-wise that we didn’t squeeze him out when he was bending it back, and there were times we missed tackles. We had backers there to make tackles a time or two, and he’d [Pead] either break the tackle or go right by us.”




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