Q: Are you ever going to play two snaps in a game?
Bates: Hopefully. Whatever they need me to do.
Q: Good week for you?
Bates: Yeah, it'll be pretty exciting going back home. My whole family is going to be there.
Bates: Nebraska is a great program, but Coach Chizik came to my house and I bought into his system here and that we can do great things and I still believe that.
Q: Coach Chizik tell you that you'll be playing everywhere?
Bates: I didn't know that, but whatever I need to do to help us win.
Q: You obviously committed to the previous regime. What did Coach Chizik have to sell you on to keep you committed?
Bates: Just what he was going to do here. I like Coach Mac, but Coach Chizik told me the truth about what he wanted done here. His history tells it all.
Q: Did you waiver much at all during that time?
Q: Does this game mean a little more? I know it's not supposed to and it's about the team, but is there a little extra edge about going into Nebraska, winning, and having those bragging rights all summer long?
Bates: Oh yeah. You always try to get bragging rights. It's my hometown and we always talk a lot of trash back and forth. It's going to be exciting.
Q: How important will it be…have you thought about not just going back and playing, but the possibility of scoring a touchdown? Have you thought about what that will be like?
Bates: It would be crazy. I would love to score a touchdown. If it helps the team win, I'll do it.
Q: Does Nebraska consider Iowa State a rival?
Bates: Right now…I don't know. I thought that every game for Nebraska was a rival.
Q: How many plays have you been in?
Bates: 6 I think.
Q: What do you think about all this attention just being in 6 plays?
Bates: It's exciting. It's fun. I'm just ready to play.