OU media day quoteboard

Oklahoma players pass insight, comedy to attending media

There was a handful of moments at the Big 12 Media Days that didn’t quite make the cut in story form. Wise cracks and anecdotes were plentiful, but here are just a few of the highlights:

"I’m still a young guy, and I played one good game at the end of the year that every talks about. Now, it's using that baseline and using that foundation going in to next season. I’m going to make mistakes. Not everything is going to go as perfect as that game. I'm going to continue working as hard as I can and try to make a bunch of plays." – sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight.

"I don't really have a reaction. People are going to talk, that's what social media is for. It is what it is," outside linebacker Geneo Grissom on SEC fans claiming the Sugar Bowl victory was because Alabama wasn't trying.

“I don’t really feel like we have a weakness in our defense. When people say that, it makes us play with a chip on our shoulder. I feel like our entire defense plays with a chip.” – senior cornerback Julian Wilson.

"Chuck-uh En-duh-luh. ... I'm so proud of him. From my freshman year, he's come a long way." -defensive lineman Chuka Ndulue said of the first time Bob Stoops tried to pronounce his name.

“Oh man, he’s swollen. Cock diesel. … He looks like he’s been in college about two or three years” – senior corner back Julian Wilson on freshman running back Samaje Perine.

“First and foremost a national championship, Big 12, Outland Trophy winner and hopefully get drafted in the first round. Those are my expectations.” – senior offensive tackle Daryl Williams.

“That’s the goal: To get to the national championship every year. If we don’t get there, we didn’t make our goal.” – senior cornerback Julian Wilson.

“It gave me an opportunity to sit back and lead from a different perspective, face some adversity and battle through it. I feel like I’m more equipped to get through the hard times.” – sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight on splitting time last year.

“If you’re playing with confidence, you’re playing well. It’s also confidence in the guys around you. I think that’s what the Sugar Bowl did for us – give us that foundation, give us that starting point of how we want to approach this season.” – sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight.

“We don’t want to be good. We want to be great.” – senior cornerback Julian Wilson.

“We haven’t really played to our potential yet. We just got things going at the end of the season.” – senior cornerback Julian Wilson on Oklahoma’s potential this season.


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