Postgame Quotes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 08, 2011

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  Head Coach Bob Stoops

Opening statement:
"I'm very pleased with the overall play and preparation. I want to compliment the players. They're the ones that got it done and made the plays when they had the opportunities, and they made a bunch of big plays today. I thought they really played smart and hard, and did a good job of taking care of the ball. Defensively we adjusted with them and tackled well. Did a good job of being strong and taking away the run game. Got pressure. Got turnovers. So really it was an excellent day. The players deserve the credit. The assist coaches did an excellent job in having them prepared, so I'm proud of those guys as well and the job that they were able to do. It's a great win. To come down here in that situation, and to win like that is really pretty special."

On getting pressure on the quarterback:
"We've worked all those blitzes at different times through the year, so really we were just doing what we do. I thought the guys did an excellent job executing them, and then forcing turnovers and making the plays that they did. We played more of a four-man front this week then we have the past couple of weeks, but other than that the pressures that we used were the ones we've been using."

On the three defensive touchdowns:
"Yeah, that's really pretty special. To me there is nothing more fun than a defensive touchdown, especially when you're on that side of it. It is an OU record. They just told me that. I was actually on the good end of that my first year in Florida when we had three defensive touchdowns. Coach Spurrier later bet me that the next week he would out score me. But anyway, they are pretty special."

On getting recognition from the BCS:
"I don't know that that's necessary. It is certainly not on my mind. Don't get me wrong, we want to come here and play as absolutely well as we can, and I thought we did that. My point is we aren't sitting here saying we have to win by this or that, we just want to play the best we can. We have a lot of confidence, and were building. It's only our fifth game, and we feel we still can be better."

On the big play of Kenny Stills:
"I recognize his competitiveness. As a coach that's one of the things that sticks out to me. And Kenny is really a great competitor."

On Travis Lewis wearing Austin Box's number 12:
"Travis has been a great leader, and kind of an assistant coach on the field. He's a smart player who really works hard, and he always does a great job. I know he took a lot of pride in wearing Austin's number. He and Austin were very close coming into school at the same time together and both playing backer, so it meant a lot to him and really inspired the team."

On the score only being 6-3 at the end of the first quarter:
"I felt fine. We were working the ball really well, but unfortunately we had to settle for field goals. But I had a good feeling we were executing well and eventually we would put ourselves in position to make big plays, and that is what ended up happening."

  Junior QB Landry Jones

On Kenny Stills' recent improvements:
"I think it's his hair. No, he's grown as a receiver. Man, he's gotten in the weight room and gotten a lot stronger and he's using his body pretty well right now. I'm putting those balls up for him and he's making plays."

On the third down play of Jaz Reynolds:
"Jaz [Reynolds] just made a really good play right there--got past the corner. I put the ball out there for him and he made a pretty good catch. Just the way he's been coming along, as well, being that third guy and playing some really good ball. [He's] making competitive catches."

On Jaz Reynolds and the other wide receivers today:
"He just makes my job a lot easier. I don't have to be as accurate as I need to be. I can miss a throw every once in a while and they're going to make the play on it. So, it just takes a lot of pressure off me knowing that I have receivers that I can put the ball up to in tight coverage and they're going to make a play."

On today's tempo:
"I felt like in that first half we played pretty well. The second half kind of slowed down a little bit, but all-in-all, a pretty good game. No turnovers, which is huge for a quarterback."

  Senior DE Frank Alexander

On preparing for Texas' trick plays and shifting offense:
"I felt like the biggest thing this week was preparation and not getting caught up in all the shifts and trades that they do."

  Senior WR Ryan Broyles

On preparing for potential mismatches today:
"We watched the film. We felt like we had a pretty good game plan coming in. They like to isolate their corners out there and we felt like we had athletes to compete with them."
  Junior CB Demontre Hurst

On preparing to match Texas' shifting offense:
"The main thing for us this week was to prepare well and just focus on what we had to--just keep our eyes on the right spots. We went out there and we competed well today. We came up big for the defense."
  Junior RB Dominique Whaley

On playing in this rivalry game:
"It was exciting. I enjoyed it. The rivalry-I can't wait until the next one."

  Sophomore WR Kenny Stills

On preparing for potential mismatches today:
"You know, I just kind of got to the game plan. I felt like the coaches prepared us well for the game and we just went out there and made plays when Landry [Jones] put the ball up for us."

On Texas/OU being 'just another game':
"It definitely is just another game, I feel. But you know, just coming down the tunnel before the game, it is totally another atmosphere. There is totally a different feel out there. It is just so exciting. It is a little bit overwhelming. We love it. I cannot wait until next year."



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