VIDEO: Hundley on Monday

Brett Hundley talks about the slow start against Nebraska, how he liked the white uniforms, and whether it'll be difficult to stay motivated this week...

Brett Hundley on Monday:


On moving from Nebraska to New Mexico State:
This team just has to take it one game at a time. I think to win championships, you have to win those small games and take games one game at a time. Last week we had Nebraska, it's the 24-hour rule, now it's on to New Mexico State, we're over it.

On if it's a different mindset given NMSU's lack of success:
We tend not to look at the record of an opponent, because obviously, any team can beat anybody, and as long as you take it one game at a team.

On if he has to remind the younger guys of focus on the opponent:
Yeah, but I think that's where the leadership comes in. With all the leadership we have on this team, myself, Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks, there are a lot of people on this team doing big things, stepping up and helping out and I think just us reminding the younger guys, knowing that college football isn't what you expect but it's different. All these teams are big time people. They may not look the best, heir record may not show that, but at the end of the day you have to take it and play hard and come out with the victory.

On tempering expectations:
It's a blessing. It's pretty cool to be up there, but at the end of the day we're trying to be No. 1. Our goal is not met yet, we're trying to win the national championship. We've got to keep winning games and we'll take it from there.

On the difference between the offense after two games this year compared to last:
It is technically the same offense, but I feel it's more advanced this year. I feel with my progression and maturity that I've come a long way with this offense. Just knowing the schemes of things and just how things are ran and what we want to run against what defenses and what check plays. The offense has picked up more of an advance from last year. Same offense, but we're just building upon it.

On how Jordon James is doing:
Everyone was wondering whether our running backs would step up to the plate. Jordon James is an amazing running back. Not just him, we have Paul Perkins, Steven Manfro, we have a lot of great running backs doing great things out there. But Jordon James is picking up a lot of yards for us.

On how the offense progressed from Nevada to Nebraska:
Pretty much maturity and growth. After game one, you start to get the jitters out and then coming in to Nebraska, we were able to come up with a game plan and make it work.

On being more comfortable behind this year's offensive line:
A lot. I think a big thing is trust and last year, we were almost all freshman, and this year we're all sophomores. It's not just feeling comfortable with them, it's me making sure I'm comfortable in the pocket and know I have to do certain things and knowing where they're blocking and trying to create the pocket. I feel a lot comfortable back there.

On if UCLA is becoming the Oregon of the South because of the offense:
Oregon is a great team but I think we have our own unique swag to the offense, we bring something unique to it. We'll just stick with UCLA and keep it from there. Oregon is doing great things and their offense is known around the nation and UCLA's offense will be soon enough.

On the all-white uniforms:
They were pretty sweet. I like them. Everybody was like 'oh, all white' but I like them, the team liked them and we came out and did what we needed to do.

On dealing with frustration as a true freshman after being an all-American:
It's a humbling experience. Like I said, it all deals with leadership. We'll sit down and have a talk. You come from being the top athlete, to playing in college, where everybody came from being the top athlete and now you're competing with the best of the best and once you get to that next stage, it gets even higher. You have to understand that not everything will be what you want it to be, but at the end of the day, you have to make the contribution to the team like the coaches need you to.

On being impressed by the true freshman after he redshirted:
Huge. Coming in as a freshman, I just know how star-struck I was, coming in to the offense, how fast everything was. Those guys have really come in and done a great job. Alex Redmond, Myles Jack, all of them. We have a lot of great freshman doing a great job out there and they don't look like freshman. Myles Jack is a straight monster on the field and he's going to be a fun one to watch.

On what the difference was in the Nebraska game:
We came into the game with a lot of emotions and it was a big game for us and it showed in what happened, but at the end of the day, we just sort of settled down and understood what we're doing and played football. At the end of the half, we took a deep breath. Honestly, Coach Mora came in and told us to take a deep breath and said 'lets roll' and that's what we did.

On the difference in leadership this year:
It's hard to compare this year to last year. Last year, there was its own unique set of leaders. You had Johnathan Franklin, Joe, a lot of seniors. This year, it's almost a whole new team. The leadership is different, but it's almost the same, it's getting what needs to be done.


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