Price was back in familiar territory at the Cotton Bowl Stadium where he finished his college career as a defensive end for Texas A&M.
"I love winning here," Price said with a big smile. "The last time I was on this field we beat Notre Dame. The last two times I have been on the field they were big ones--one as a player, one as coach. I am excited about both of them."
Price, who had friends from the state of Texas in Dallas to support him at this year's Cotton Bowl game, noted that there was plenty to like in Auburn's 17-14 victory over the Cornhuskers on New Year's Day.
"The kids came out in the second half and shut them out," Price says. "We knew it was going to be a defensive game, a game of field position. Anytime you can shut your opponent out in the second half of the bowl game you have a good chance to win. Our kids played extremely hard."
The Tigers held Nebraska to just 73 yards in the second half and the Cornhuskers finished the game with 230 yards, almost 200 yards less than Nebraska's season average of 428.8.
"Nebraska has a good offense," Price says. "Their quarterback is very good. He is the triggerman for the offense. They are a physical football team, but the bottom line is that we played physical football in the second half and won the game."