Cincinnati-USF Postgame Quotes

GOBEARCATSDOTCOM
GOBEARCATSDOTCOM

GOBEARCATSDOTCOM
Football |

Oct. 16, 2009

Recap |  Final Stats |  Notes |  Photo Gallery 

UC Post Game Quotes

Cincinnati Head Coach Brian Kelly

On not missing a beat with Zach Collaros It is obviously disappointing to lose Tony [Pike]. Again, Zach Collaros came in and he did what we asked him to, except for one time. He tried to do too much and got an interception. That changed the momentum a little bit, but he is a gamer. He is a competitive. He is athletic. We did what we had to do with Zach in the game. That was obviously to run him and to control the clock and play good defense and get out of here with a win.

On Tony Pike's injury We are going to get a specialist to look at it. The plate that is in there has shifted. So, we don't know exactly what that means until he gets seen by a specialist tomorrow. It may mean surgery. It may not mean surgery. It is really going to be a situation where we will probably have good information tomorrow. I would say that definitely, he is going to be out for a little while.

On having to change the offense on the fly Well, you are reaching back and doing some things. I don't want to bore you with the details, but I have been down this road before. We had some things that were prepared for the worst case scenario. We got it again today in an environment that you don't want to have to do that. Again, we played good defense. We were solid in all phases that allowed us to get a really good win against a really good [team]. That is the best defense thaat I have seen in a long time.

Cincinnati QB Zach Collaros

On what he was thinking when Tony Pike went down "I didn't even see Tony [Pike] go down. I was sitting there looking at coverage on the sideline. Coach put me in for a play, but I didn't think it was going to last. We came in the locker room, and he said to be ready. I was just thinking, go through my reads and take care of the ball and we should come out on top.

On the 75-yard touchdown I actually didn't see the signal [the play before], so we had to call timeout. We got the plan, and Jake Ramsey and the offensive line opened a big hole. Jake Ramsey crushed the linebacker. I just cut off of his butt, and I guess I split two, and just tried not to get caught.

On having the open field to run on the touchdown It was a good feeling, but I got tired around the 10-yard line. It was a great feeling, but I just didn't want to get caught.

Cincinnati Safety Aaron Webster

On how the interception affected the game I think it had a little affect on the game. Overall, the whole defense played a good game, and that picked up the offense for the game. With the defense, we did our job and we helped the offense do their job.

USF Head Coach Jim Leavitt

The first half, we weren't really playing. The mistakes with a couple of penalties - I think one drive had two penalties. We made a few mistakes here and there, missed a field goal, but we battled so well using the clock extremely well at the end of the first half. And then Schwartz hit a 49-yard field goal and made it 17 to 10, I thought we had some momentum.

I felt good about things. I thought we'd come and play great in the second half and win the ball game. Obviously, I was wrong. Cincinnati out-played us in the second half, that's all there is to it. Too many mistakes, you can't make that many mistakes and win a football game, especially a football team that's a good football team.

Some penalties here and there - we didn't stop the running game up inside. You know that, you gotta be able to stop the running game up inside or you're not going to have much success. That was the biggest problem on defense. We had the pass interference call, we thought we'd be off the field. I'm sure it's a great call, I can't tell until I see film, but I'm sure it's a great call.

They had third down and completed a lot of third down plays, a lot of them. We couldn't get off the field, and that's credit to them and not to us. B.J. forced the ball a little bit, but he's a young guy. He's trying and he worked hard, and I thought they did a good job scheming defensively. We didn't have the answers, but we are trying a little bit there.

I thought our offensive line did a pretty good job protection wise. And until you see film, you hear different things during the course of the game, but you don't really know until you see the film. You can't - we turned the ball over too many times. Did we get two turnovers? I think we got two, or just one, just one. So you know they won the turnover battle.

Delbert had a couple really good punts, a couple of them were not as good. I knew field position was going to be a really big thing. Your last few questions about the field goal. The reason I didn't go for the field goal the first time was 4th and 3. It was into the wind, and I didn't want to hit a 50-yard field goal into the wind. And that was why I didn't do it. Fourth and 3, I thought we could get it.

The reason I went with Delbert the second time is that we had been working and Delbert has been hitting long field goals in practice, and we made a decision. Any 50-yard field goal or longer we would let Delbert hit it, and Delbert missed it and missed it poorly. And so that changes things for me. Schwartz went in there and hit a 49-yarder, so you know you would have to go with Schwartz, you would think right now until he just doesn't get it done, whether it be long or short. But that was the reason behind that.

Again I thought we used the clock extremely well. I was trying to work those timeouts and how to do it and you gotta be careful because their offense is explosive. But we just didn't play good enough and that's all there is to it. Am I disappointed? Yeah, I thought we'd play better now. I can't imagine us being - I thought we were ready to play. I don't think you can say we weren't ready to play, because we came out playing with some energy. And halftime 17 to 10, I really felt pretty good. We were getting the ball in third quarter right away.

And we had our chances, but we just didn't take all of them. It's just like anything, you gotta have a short memory, and it's always difficult when you lose. When you win you wanna have a short memory and move onto the next game, and when you lose you gotta be able to do the same. So we will look at the film tomorrow and make some corrections to see if we can get things back on board.

 

 

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Gunner Kiel impresses at UC football's spring game

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Youthful UC can make its own history next season

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC's defense makes statement in latest scrimmage

    FanIQ.com

    Remember Gunner Kiel? He's Ready to Dominate

    SportsIllustrated.com

    Hank Hughes Q&A

    New York Times

    Growing as a Player, Beaming as a Father

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    NCAA Tournament is 'Cincinnati vs. the world'

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Kiel comes out strong in Bearcats' spring scrimmage

    Sporting News

    2013-14 Men's Basketball All-Americans

    Fox Sports

    Cincinnati made me a believer

    CBS Sports.com

    Former redshirt Sean Kilpatrick finishing out historic career

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Q&A with UC AD Mike Bohn

    ESPN

    Brennan's Wooden Watch: Week 14

    MLSSoccer.com

    Fit and healthy, Omar Cummings offering a new dynamic up top for Houston Dynamo

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Men's soccer signee Clark named Gatorade Ohio player of the year

    ESPN

    Munchie Legaux and Shaq Washington gain extra year

    Denver Post

    Mike Bohn eager to point Cincinnati Bearcats in right direction as AD

    The Washington Post

    No. 7 Bearcats have highest ranking in 10 years

    Yahoo! Sports

    How Sean Kilpatrick willed UC past Louisville and back into the nation's consciousness

    SI.com

    Cincinnati takes over AAC with win at Louisville

    ESPN.com

    Tough Bearcats don't get rattled

    ESPN.com

    UC staves off Temple to stay perfect in AAC

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC looks to 15-year sports admin vet Reed-Francois for interim AD

    CBS Sports

    No. 15 Cincinnati stomps UCF, wins 11th straight

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats take down USF 61-54, win 10th straight

    USA Today

    Why Cincinnati is not a team to sleep on

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Short-handed Bearcats cautious about ranking

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC's goal: win them all at home

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Cronin: Not easy, but Cats got through fatigue

    The News Record

    What you missed in UC sports during break

    FB Schedules

    Boise State, Cincinnati Schedules 2019, 20 Home-and-Home Series

    Forbes

    The Best and Worst College Football Teams for the Money

    USA Today

    Report: Colleges doing poorly at hiring women coaches

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Randolph named AAC Player of the Week

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC women's basketball knocks off Ohio State

    Bleacher Report

    Belk Bowl 2013: Cincinnati-North Carolina

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Belk Bowl: UC vs. UNC

    ESPN

    Belk Bowl Breakdown

    BelkBowl.com

    The Showdown is Set

    ESPN

    Cards, Bearcats set for defensive battle

    CBS Sports

    Louisville-Cincinnati Preview

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Thursday is UC's fight for perception

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Don't let UC's next opponent fool you

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC jumps to No. 23 in USA Today football poll

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats break into USA Today Top 25

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    McKay turns in monster game against Rutgers

    ESPN

    Kay throws for 408 yards, 4 TDs as Cincinnati routs Rutgers

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats won't lessen the pressure

    News & Record

    Pressure takes toll on NC State against Cincinnati

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats face variety of bowl scenarios

    The News Record

    UC weary of SMU's aerial attack ahead of AAC clash

    Bleacher Report

    Best College Football Moments in Cincinnati History

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Mark Barr returns to UC, gets ovation

    HoustonDynamo.com

    After frustrating year, Omar Cummings puts Houston Dynamo on his back with clutch playoff goal

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC's Shaq Thomas 'our version of Herb Jones'

    USA Today

    Cincinnati holds off Memphis for third straight

    ESPN

    Cincinnati's Mark Barr out of hospital

    TopDrawer Soccer

    Furman and Cincinnati men go nose-for-nose in College Goal of the Week

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Green seizing his moment for the Bearcats

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats' Jermaine Lawrence is new breed of forward

    UC Magazine

    Hostility to Hope: Feature on Men's Soccer Player John Manga

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats' Jermiah Davis III fights to be remembered

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats' Justin Jackson goes from energizer to example

    The News Record

    Cronin excited for new group

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC Bearcats' Sean Kilpatrick: 'It's the season now'

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats basketball will have fresh look

    The News Record

    UC Looks to RetainVictory Bell for Eighth Consecutive Season

    Miami Herald

    Kay Ready to Lead Bearcats into Rivalry Game

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Former Bearcat Thompkins making most of shot in NFL

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    New practice setup could benefit UC basketball

    ESPN.com

    Munchie Legaux out for season

    ESPN.com

    Cincinnati Rolls Past Purdue

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats defense puts up dominant effort

    American Athletic Conference

    2013 Team Previews: Cincinnati Bearcats

    Sports Illustrated

    Bowl projections: Cincinnati vs. North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl

    Cincinnati Business Courier

    Bearcats sell out football opener against Purdue

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Depth at defensive line still strong for Bearcats

    Bleacher Report

    Cincinnati Bearcats Football 2013 Team Preview

    UC Voted 2nd

    Coach Tuberville and his players discuss their reactions to being voted to finish 2nd in the inaugural season of the American Athletic Conference

    QB Timetable

    Coach Tuberville discusses his timetable to choose a starting QB with The Cincinnati Enquirer

    Thompkins at Patriots' Training Camp

    Former UC wide receiver, Kenbrell Thompkins, impressed many at Patriots' training camp 

    World University Games

    Sean Kilpatrick talks about his experience overseas

    World University Games

    Sean Kilpatrick talks about his experience overseas 

    Nippert Renovation Plan

    The Cincinnati Enquirer looks at the Nippert Stadium Project

    Cincinnati football's 'Crocodile Dundee'

    A former professional rugby player from Australia joins the Bearcat football team

    2013 Preseason 'Watch List' 

    Several Cincinnati Bearcats make 2013 national 'watch list'

    Sports Insider Today

    Young Cincinnati Team Looks to Improve in 2013 Amidst New Conference Setting

    ESPN Blog

    Cincinnati to play Pitt in December

    GoBEARCATS.com

    Former Bearcat Herman Qualifies for U.S. Open

    USA Today

    BearcatsTV Gets National Attention from USA Today's For the Win

    SportingNews.com

    Cincinnati Bearcats Baseball Earns Top Honors in Videobombing

    The Washington Post

    Cincinnati Bearcats Do the Best Postgame Interviews

    Fox Sports

    Bearcats Rock Postgame Interviews

    Philly.com

    Cincinnati Bearcats Revolutionize the Post Game Interview

    YardBarker

    You'll love this Cincinnati Bearcats Post Game Funny Business Compilation

    Philly.com

    Those guys having all the fun: An oral history of the Cincinnati baseball team's videobombs

    MSN Now

    This college baseball team wins the 'best interview' award

    ESPN.com

    Winn, Cincinnati run over Pittsburgh

    Cincinnati.com Bearcats Blog

    Cincinnati looks to sophomore RB Ralph Abernathy to increase production