Brian Kelly Media Conference Quotes|
Nov. 6, 2007
Randy Edsall has done a great job of getting his football team to play really sound and smart football in all phases. His kicking game is very strong, his field goal kicker is tops in the league. Defensively, they are very strong upfront; they do a great job of tackling. They're just a fundamentally sound defense. On offense, you have Tyler Lorenzen who has really taken care of the football. He's only thrown four interceptions this year.
I think they show that if you don't beat yourself and you play sound and fundamentally, you have a chance to win football games each and every week. Every game they've played, it's clear that they are the more consistent football team.
(Andre) Dixon and (Donald) Brown are two very good backs. Brown came back this week to rush for 154 yards, and Dixon is a guy that can take it the distance. I think we all know the last time we faced two very good backs, we struggled mightily (at Pittsburgh). It's very important for us to do a great job against the running game of Connecticut.
We're playing against the third-ranked scoring defense in the country, so we have our hands full. It's another challenge, another elimination game for us, but our kids have gotten to November with a chance to win a BIG EAST Championship."
COMPARING CONNECTICUT TO CINCINNATI:
ON GETTING BACK ON THE WINNING TRACK: