"We're obviously very impressed with their football team. There is a significant difference between them from last year to this year, which I had anticipated. They're doing a great job with that program."
"When I got here, the first 50 people I met said, 'How are you doing,' and, ‘Beat Kansas.' So I figured it out real fast. I think it's important for the older players to explain the rivalry to the younger players, and to help them figure out the importance of the game. It's a very, very big football game because you're playing for a lot more than just yourselves. It's for the fans and alumni too, and we understand that."
On Kansas QB Bill Whittemore:
"He's really playing well. He runs well, he has great quickness and great pocket awareness. He's one of those guys that everything can be collapsing around him, and all of a sudden he senses it and he's gone - not just in the sense of running the football, but also getting out onto the perimeter and making a lot of plays. They have a very good offensive scheme, they try to present lots of problems to you. It's a very well thought out offense."
"I thought it was a pretty good hit. We have a big hit award that we give to our players, so we gave him one and told him I never want to give him another one for hitting."
On J.D. McCoy's fourth-down catch during the last drive of regulation:
"I've been in this business a long time, and I've been fortunate to have been around a lot of come-from-behind victories. I've seen a lot of 4th down catches made in the process, and that was one of the best 4th down catches I have ever seen. The ball was thrown behind him, so he was going the other direction and someone else was going through his knee. To hold on to it was a remarkable catch. He had the whole program in his hands, because if he drops that, it's all over."