VIDEO: Odighizuwa on Texas

SEP. 12 -- Defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa talks about Texas' offensive line and venturing to Cowboy Stadium...

Owamagbe Odighizuwa talks about the depleted Texas offensive line and going to Cowboy Stadium for the first time:

On the Texas offensive line:
They're big guys and athletic, but they're young, so it's going to be interesting how we match up against them and how they match up against us. It will be a good game.

On facing a dual-threat quarterback:
You have to put pressure on him and make him feel uncomfortable in the pocket. Knowing he can run, you have to stay in your rush lane. Keep him from escaping. If we keep him in the pocket and continue to rush him, I think we'll have a good day against him.

On if he's played in AT&T Stadium:
No. I haven't even touched that stadium, but I'm excited for it. I'll be star struck the day before.

On getting the awe of the stadium out:
I think it's important. Me personally, it will be cool to see it, but I don't think it will be anything, it's another stadium, white lines you have to cross. For the younger guys, it will be something big for them. My freshman year when we went to Texas, it was a huge experience for me. Having that day to check it out is going to be good for the young guys in particular.

On Texas' struggles:
I think a lot of things go in to that. Being young is one of them. The issues that they have off the field, a lot of things go in to executing as a team. Their O-Line is young and they're trying to gel as a unit. They're an athletic team. I think when we play against them, they'll bring their best.

On getting back to their underdog mentality:
For me, I'm looking at it the hype, the underdog, I'm a competitor. No matter where people view me, I think we always have a fighting chance, but it comes with the work we've put in. That's why we're coming out here and putting the extra in to our work so we can show everyone what type of team we are and what type of team we'll be. If they view as an underdog, that's fine with me. The main thing for me is to put my head down and work.

On if the younger players needed refocusing:
Absolutely, I think everyone did. We're 2-0 right now, but obviously we know we have a lot of work to do. It comes with eliminating the noise and continuing to work. It's not just for the young guys, it's for everybody.

On eliminating the noise:
It can be difficult, but at the end of the day, it's football. Not everything will be perfect. Sometimes it takes a while to gel. One thing I told our team, our number one objective is to win football games. It's not always going to be pretty, but that's our number one objective. And we've been able to accomplish that and our main focus is to build off that. Any outside noise, people trying to pat us on the back, we have to eliminate that. Coach Mora has told us countless times of teams he's been around that listened to that. We're just trying to eliminate all of that.

On if he feels where he wants to be:
I feel good where I'm at right now. I'm not satisfied, yet, I'm very competitive. I'm trying to figure out every edge. That's my focus, to get better for every game that comes.

On if he's surprised with something that didn't come as easily:
I wouldn't say I'm surprised, what we've seen is what we expected. When you put pressure on a quarterback, teams are going to figure out a way to stop you. Its frustrating as an athlete, you want to make all the plays. But football guys understand that it doesn't always happen that way.

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