No. 21/25 Cincinnati vs. No. 5/5 West Virginia Quotes

Nov. 17, 2007

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Cincinnati Quotes:
Head Coach Brian Kelly
"I am proud of our team's effort tonight. We gave maximum effort by the players. We played four quarters of football tonight. We can't go away from this disappointed. This is a starting point for us.

We are smarting a little now, but that's because we couldn't finish off the performance. We abide by the 24-hour rule. We will come back tomorrow and wipe this out of our memory. We need to focus on Syracuse (Nov. 24)."

On quarterback Ben Mauk's Play
He has become the heart and soul of the offense. After facing adversity, he continued to compete and the fans and everyone could see that on the field. He was at his best when we needed him."

West Virginia Quotes:
Head Coach Rich Rodriguez
"We make things interesting. I am proud of our guys, and I thought we played extremely focused. Pat (Patrick White) is a true warrior. Any win is a good win. We are playing for a BIG EAST championship, and we have to be focused. Enjoy it for a half a day, and tomorrow at noon we will be working on UConn. They have a week off, and so do we."

On Controlling the Game
The thing is, you cannot see you are controlling the ball until the game ends. We really are not conscious of it during the game. We did control the ball up front. Steve Slaton ran hard, and he was hitting it up in there pretty hard."

On quarterback Patrick White's Play
"Pat is a tremendous football player. He hits it up in there. Pat is one of the best football players in America, and he proves it every time. He is the first one to admit a mistake. I am glad he is on our side."