Q: First game, you can't ask for anything more?
Austin Signor: Just trying to step in and help out the team. Coach Ferentz stresses next man in, and I'm just trying to do my job the best I can.
Q: Any nerves out there?
Signor: I was really nervous when we went out to warm up early. We came out, the stadium was packed. I started feeling good and the nerves went away.
Q: Did you ever expect in your first game, you'd kick the football like that?
Signor: Like I said, I'm just trying to step in and be the next guy, just trying to do the best for the team.
Q: How would you rate your performance?
Signor: We won by a lot, so I think our whole team performed pretty good. Everyone executed well, that's how I'd rate it.
Q: Kickoffs, you kicked most of them into the end zone. Are you happy with that?
Signor: Yeah, I was pretty happy with that. I need to get them a little higher, but we'll work on that as the season goes.
Q: Did you ever expect to be playing this year?
Signor: Not really. There really wasn't a backup last year, and now I just got thrown in as the starter, kind of a big deal. If you'd asked me last year, I definitely would have said I wasn't playing.
Q: When did you find out?
Signor: Probably, I think, Wednesday or Tuesday this week, right before the game is when it really got decided.
Q: Schlicher's injury, how serious is it, and how long do you expect to be the starting kicker?
Signor: He should be back by Sunday, tomorrow or Tuesday. He'll be ready to go by Syracuse, I would imagine.
Q: It gives you some confidence that you can step in if something happens to him again.
Signor: Yeah, it was a good game today.
Q: Even for the future, this has to give you some confidence.
Signor: It feel good, but like I said, just trying to do my job out there for the team.
Q: You kick with a lot of confidence. Do you feel like you should have an opportunity?
Signor: Schlich is my "role model" in the kicking game. I'm just trying to make it all look the way he does it. I don't think I'm there yet. I'm kind of his apprentice, just trying to replicate what he's doing out there.