Postgame Quotes vs. Central Arkansas
Sept. 21, 2013
"Tough one to lose. I thought our defense played exceptionally well in the second half. Obviously, we gave up the long pass in the first quarter. Those guys played hard. That's a good Central Arkansas team."
"We're 0-4, but we start league play and we're 0-0 in the league. It's a great league that we play in, but we can be competitive each and every week in this league. I think we've demonstrated that by Central Arkansas, who went pretty deep in the playoffs last year."
"You hate to be 0-4, but there's a lot of character on this football team and it's the strongest character of a group that I've ever coached. Being 0-4 with this group is obviously not easy, but it's better than most because these guys will come out on Tuesday and they'll get ready to play Illinois State, and we'll try to go 1-0 in the league."
"We knew that they were a pretty heavy passing team and we put in some new coverages this week. They threw some short ones, but our corners made some really good plays and eliminated that for them."
"We're still a team. How we handle moments like this will define us as a team and who we are, and we have to stick together. It can't be one side or the other. We're all in it."
"Non-conference games set up conference and right now in conference we're 0-0, so next week is our conference opener and that's where we've got to start."
"We're frustrated. I mean, we're 0-4, you have to be frustrated. We're hungry for a win, but coach Allen [talked to us] in the tunnel. Like he said, there is no speech you can give an 0-4 team, but the reality is were 0-0 in conference and conference is what counts. We just have to learn from it and grow as a team."
"We have plenty of seniors on this team that have been through this program and it's nice to have someone to put you under their wing and just guide you through these times. It's nice to have that."
"I feel good since, like you said, it's nice to have the leadership. And I feel like they trust me and easy to trust them because they're mature players. But you can never be satisfied so I'm just going to get back at it this week and hopefully make myself better and make this team better."