Oct. 15, 2012
QB David Ash
On his having to leave the game on Saturday: Well, you know, I got hit and came off the field, and I was like, "Oh, my wrist kind of hurts;" And I sat down and I looked at it, and I just kind of said, "Oh, shoot." And then the thought crossed my mind, that's really big. But I feel like if it was broken it would hurt a lot more. Anyway, it looked gross, so everyone freaked out, and I had to go get it checked out. I feel fine. It's really not any big deal. I can handle the ball fine. I've regained almost full flexibility. I have all the range of motion I need as far as handling the football. It's fine.
On Saturday's loss: think what made it hard is we were better than that, and we prepared better than what happened. You know, I was just disappointed in myself. I didn't think I led well.
On getting back on the winning track: We definitely need to start winning again. That's the bottom line.
On how he felt about the encouraging words from Coach Brown: We've just got to remain positive. We can't let the negative things that have happened, that surround us whatever is negative - we can't let that creep into our team. We've got to remain positive and believe in each other and believe and trust each other that we can win.
On Baylor's defense: They're a good football team. They started winning their last few years. We're going to prepare for them like we would any other team. As a defense they're good. They've got a lot of really good athletes. They're getting better recruits, and we're going to have to execute. At the end of the day, every play is designed to score. It's just a matter of whether you execute it or not. I mean, you take what they give you, and we are going to look at Baylor's defense and try to see what they're giving. And we are going to try to take advantage of that.
On trying to move forward: I think that is what's frustrating is we didn't play like we're capable of and like we've shown that we are capable of playing.
On if negative criticism of Coach Brown annoys him: Yes. Yes, it does, because he doesn't deserve it. He's giving everything he's got, and he's a great football coach. He wasn't the one who was playing out there. I think he's a great football coach. I have all the respect in the world for him. I have no doubt he's going to help turn this team around, help us get over last weekend and help us get ready to win some ballgames.
On Saturday being a "must-win" situation: They're all must-wins, all of them.
OG Mason Walters
On negative criticism: You really try not to listen to too much outside. My criticism I take, I usually take from family and the coaches. Usually when it comes from outside of that circle, there's too much of it to listen to, and it's usually not reliable.
On the loss on Saturday: I mean, right up there with the worst of them. It wasn't a good feeling. I don't expect it to happen again.
On the reason for the loss: I think it kind of snowballed there on us from the beginning, and we just couldn't get back on track. Momentum and everything was kind of against us after probably the first two or three series, weren't able to pick it up, didn't respond well. So there's some things we're going to have to work on.
On if he was surprised by how the game went: I didn't expect the outcome to be that way at all. If I did, I wouldn't have showed up. Yes, I was surprised, and I was encouraged by the way we fought back. But there's more football to be played this season. There's a lot more football to be played this season. So we're going to have to get back to work. We can't feel sorry for ourselves, go back at it as hard as we can.
On remaining focused the rest of the season: I really think on an individual level the only thing you can do is attack everything you're doing football wise with more intensity than you were before and just give that example of, "I know it's not a good thing, but I'm not giving up on what I'm doing." We've got to get back and work, just stick to it.
On moving forward: I think before you can move on, you have to take a real, honest, critical look at what happened. You have to watch the game, evaluate yourself and hear your coach's evaluation of you with an open heart and not try to be defensive at all. Take it for what it is, and then only after you've done that can you move on and really look at the next week's opponent and get a game plan together and get some confidence back in yourself. Because that plays a big part into it.
On if they need to rebuild: I don't think so. Coach Brown sees a lot more of it than I do. I only have to deal with it on a real individual level, and maybe it's an offensive wide unit. But I think we've got some good things in place, we just need to continue to let them grow.
On the team's confidence level: After you take a loss like that to your rival, it does - and Oklahoma is a good team - but we didn't play well and we didn't get the game that that environment really calls for. I think we've got to have a good practice this week, feel confident in our game plan because we're not feeling confident in the way we played last week.
On if he feels the team quit: No, I don't think so. That was one of the few encouraging things that came out of it. You got to see really at someone's lowest low, are they going to lay down, and the answer is no. Which is good to see, and you can do something with that. Later in the season that's really going to help pay off.
On playing Baylor this week: Baylor has played well the last couple years. They've got a good football team, and they've got that taste of winning, and they like it. It'll be another great challenge, and I think really for where we are ourselves, Baylor is that perfect challenge that we need to go out there and play well against because they're a good team and they're coming to our house. That's what makes it important, the next game.
On QB David Ash: David is a tough guy, and as an offensive lineman we need to do whatever we can to take a couple hits off him. But he's really tough, and if he can go and if he can walk, then he's going to be out at practice.
On how the team is feeling: Mostly disappointment. We wanted to figure out what we did wrong. I was really encouraged by the way everybody responded yesterday and came together. Sometimes you see at games after a loss, coming from my high school days, after a loss you had guys in a good mood. That wasn't really a team you wanted to be a part of. There was a little lull yesterday. You could just feel it in the air. These guys don't like losing, and we're going to do whatever it takes to make sure that doesn't happen again this season.
On Coach Brown's encouraging words to the team: You know, I'm not really one for inspirational talks, but when Coach Brown addressed us yesterday it was really something that kind of struck home with me. He talked really about lessons that transcend football and go more into life about quitting and what that'll do to you if you ever do it. It's easier to do apparently, and Coach Brown is a fighter, and I think that's really representative of this team because we're going to do the same. No matter what happens, what comes up, we're going to come to work every day with a great attitude, great mentality, focus - to get better at what we do.
WR Marquise Goodwin
On QB David Ash: He looked like he always does, great, moving around, and ready to prepare and ready to go for Baylor. I knew he was going to be okay. He walked off the field. He was calm and collected. He had his finger pointing to God, so I knew things were going to be all right after that.
On making sure to go in the right direction: We'll make sure we go in the right direction by just staying positive and continuing to uplift each other. Not really worrying about the outside influences, just worrying about what we can do as a team to make Texas better, and really that's it.
On hearing Coach Brown's encouraging words: It means a lot because you'll hear a lot of outside stuff - it really doesn't even make sense to me because I know my coaches and I know my teammates, and Coach Brown wouldn't hire people around here, and he wouldn't give guys scholarships around here and he wouldn't even be here if anybody was talking about quitting. You know, we take our "Ls" just like we take our "Ws." At the end of the day, 24-hour rule, you've got to keep it moving, win, lose or draw. We're all fighters around here, and we're willing to do whatever it takes to get better week in and week out. Quitting is definitely not an option for anybody.
On how to move forward: Really just staying positive, refocusing, preparing a little better, executing on our details a little better, and just really staying positive. We can't really worry about what happened the past two games. Yes, it happened, and yes, it's out there and everybody knows, and that's good. So we can just go to work now and put everything behind us and continue to work.
On how he stays positive: Really I have a short memory, so it's really easy for me to be positive, and I have no choice really being a leader of the team. It's just something that has to be done. I guess we kind of fuel each other based off our energy and based off our attitudes that we portray to each other. If I come out there with a smile on my face, everybody is going to be like, "If he can come out here with a smile on his face then I can, too." We can forget about what happened last weekend and come out here and work hard with each other and grind and try to get another "W" and try to turn things around.
On trying to beat Baylor: I want to beat them just as bad as I want to beat anybody else. You know, really just trying to get back on the right track. It's not about how bad I want to beat Baylor, how bad we want to beat Baylor. It's more what can we do to help Texas win and what can we do to help get Texas back on the right track.
On how other teams have been able to score against Baylor: It's definitely a little motivation, but you really can't look at how other teams played a certain defense because they're definitely going to play you a different way. In the past I can say that we looked at them and were like, "Maybe we can score a few points and get a few yards." But at the end of the day, they come and play Texas even harder than they play anybody else. You really can't worry about what happened last weekend, you've just got to worry about what I can do to help my team win this weekend. And I think that's maybe where some teams go wrong, where some people go wrong. Well, soandso put up 600someodd yards against them. Well, that means we're about to put up 600, and that's not necessarily the case.
On the offense: I think we definitely can still go out there and do the same. I mean, we just didn't execute like we ought to have this past weekend, and it happens from time to time. We still have a good offense, we have a good team, and we're just looking forward to turning things around.
On criticism of Coach Brown: It's definitely unfair. It's really not my call, but to me it's unfair because people really don't know the work that he has to put in day in and day out and the responsibilities of a head coach and what it takes to do his job. You know, people always talk about, "Oh, he has this and he has that, I wish I could do that." If you were in his shoes, you couldn't wear them for 10 seconds. So people should think about that before they say I want to be where he is. It took a while to get there, and just like anything else, he had to go through a lot of things to get to where he's at now.
On how he will pay tribute to cancer awareness week: I think I'll wear pink. I've had people diagnosed with breast cancer in my family, and I feel great that I can play for them in that certain game and wear that color. You know, it'll be a great game Saturday just to have pink on my helmet and have the little pink on that I have. Just playing for them and all the cancer patients that either have cancer and overcome or still have it, I feel honored just to be able to represent them in that game.
CB Carrington Byndom
On the defense finding solutions: Each week it goes in and we go back after watching the film on Sundays, and the biggest goal is being able to go in throughout the week and correct those things that we did wrong on Saturday. And so we make that a big, big deal - big emphasis throughout the week to make sure those things get corrected.
On his play being singled out as stellar: You know, when you lose, it's always a tough game no matter how good you do. For me, I mean, it still was a tough loss for us this weekend, and it still affects me the same way.
On if he feels they have to start over: Not at all. We know that we still have work to do, and I think that's the biggest thing. We know that we still have a way to go, and we will continue to keep working and striving to get to that destination. We're not really too worried or concerned about the rebuilding stages we're in, but we still know that we have a way to go, and we're going to keep continuing to work to get there.
On Baylor's prolific offense: It'll be another test for us. We've had three good tests in the past four weeks, or three weeks, so to be able to face another prolific offense like Baylor is another challenge for us, and we're ready to step up and rise to the occasion.
On Coach Brown's positive attitude: He's all in, and to hear him say that is a good feeling for us because we know we're not going to quit on him, either. We know that he wants the best for us, he wants us to succeed, and we want to succeed for ourselves, too. It puts us in a good situation, and we know that he's behind us all the way to the end.
On the team's confidence level: After losing a game like that, it's definitely lowered a little bit. But we know what we're capable of. We know the things that we are capable of. To just go back to work this week and then be able to showcase that and showcase our abilities on Saturday will bring back the confidence that we need.
On how he will show support for cancer awareness week: I am going to wear purple, and that's just for all cancers. I've had people affected by breast cancer and others, so I'm just going to wear purple for all.
On if he will be more motivated to play for victims of cancer: You know, that's each week. I play for others, I play for the other 10 guys besides you. But to be able to dedicate a game to somebody else, especially that's been affected by cancer, is one that gets you moving and gets you confident.
DE Alex Okafor
On the team's confidence level: I wouldn't say lacking, just more that when you get beat two times in a row, it brings up a lot of questions. And the biggest thing for us is just to disregard those questions and just go back to work. After two weeks of losses like this, that's all you can do is go back to work and focus on fixing and tweaking the things that need to be fixed.
On if he feels the team is better than they have been playing: There's no question about that. Everybody knows that, we know that, and we've just got to go out there and show that.
On if he is frustrated by the various injuries the team has suffered: I mean, you can't be frustrated because you can't control injuries. That's not what's frustrating. What's frustrating, if anything, is just not having the depth that we wanted, and we've just got to start building that.
On DE Jackson Jeffcoat: When you have a great player in the same room as you and you watch each other's games for the past two, three years, you become close. Me and him are best friends. I feel sorry for him that this is the second year in a row that he's had this injury. I look up to him mentally because he's taking it well, and all we can do is play for him out there.
On freshman DE Shiro Davis: If he needs to, he's ready. He practices with us every day, and if we need to bring him in there, he'll be ready.
On stopping Baylor's offense: Starting with rushing, that's it right there. Obviously it doesn't matter what offense they've shown in the past. Everybody is going to try to run the ball on us, and that's what we have to stop. They have an explosive offense. They have a great scheme, and you cannot take that lightly. Baylor is capable of putting 50, 60 points on you any day, so you can't take them lightly. They've beaten us two years in a row, so we have to come in with a chip on our shoulder and be ready to have a physical and a tough game and essentially beat them.
On if he expects different schemes without former Baylor QB Robert Griffin: It's the same offense, just the players, the quarterbacks are so different that their instinctual plays are a lot different. [Robert Griffin], he was the Heisman Trophy winner, and he just made unbelievable things happen. Not saying that [current Baylor QB Nick] Florence can't do that, but what we saw last year was rare.
On Saturday's loss: How it is is going to depend on how big we want to make it. It was an embarrassing loss, and we know that. But we don't know how big of a setback it is. We've got to go out next week, and the game next week will decide how big of a setback it is. It'll depend if we're going to be an 8 and 5 team or an 11 and 2 team, so we'll see.
On how to move forward: You have to change the mentality, and that starts with practice. We've just got to take it up another level at practice, and we have to create an edge about ourselves at practice, and it's going to start with me and the senior leaders. I'm devoted to changing that at practice.
CB Quandre Diggs
On moving forward from last week: That's the only thing that can happen after last weekend is just going out and getting this win on Saturday. That will be the only thing that can help us.
On the change in Baylor's quarterbacks from last year: No, I'm not going to miss [Robert Griffin] at all. He can stay in the NFL, keep doing his thing in the NFL. But Nick Florence is doing great, too. He's come out and he's put up big numbers, as well. He's a good quarterback. We're going to play against [good quarterbacks] every weekend. That's the joy about this league.
Of if he relishes the chance to prove Texas is a good team: You know, I feel like we can come out this week and just show our the game is on ABC this week I want to say - and just let the whole world come out and see that just because we lost two games, it's not going to dictate our season. We still have a lot of games to play, and it's still the middle of the year. There's a lot of things that can change by the end of the year.
On how to move forward: Getting a win on Saturday. That's the only way you can really, truly move forward. Putting a "W" in that win column. That's what we expect to do, and we expect nothing less. Just to go out and just get better this weekend and get that win on Saturday.
On if this is a must-win game: Every game is a must-win game. You don't want to lose any game. I would be a fool just to call this game a must-win game.
On hearing Coach Brown's encouraging words: You get a lot out of it. You get life lessons out of it. He's just not a coach to us, he's also a father figure to us. He teaches us how to be young men and just shared some experiences he'd had as a great man. We just try to soak all those things in and listen to Coach Brown as much as we can, because like I said, he's a great coach, but he's also a great man. He loves us. And we just try to go out and play for him.
On the team's confidence: You never want to question your team. Like I said, we have six more games or seven more games, so you don't want to question yourself in the middle of the season. That would be crazy of us to do that. We know we have things we need to work on, and all we can do is just go out and hopefully get those things fixed because like I said, we have six or seven more games left.
P Alex King
On his having more punts this past week: Well, any time we have to punt eight times in a game, we're not doing everything we need to be doing on offense. But at the same time, it's nice to be able to get out there and I haven't punted that many times this season, so it's good to get some experience out there, especially on a stage like the Red River rivalry, something I've always wanted to play in. Trying to keep my leg warm throughout the course of the game is always a challenge. But we've got nets on the sideline, and it's just something you have to deal with when you're a kicker or a punter.
On how he came to play at Texas: Well, towards the end of the season last year when I was at Duke, I sort of decided that I didn't want to come back for my fifth year there. One of the graduate programs I was going to be doing there wasn't something I was interested in. I had a couple job offers that I was thinking about entertaining. I had just come off a pretty good season. So I didn't know if the NFL was a possibility. I just had a lot of questions. I dealt with my dad passing away, and I just kind of needed some time to sit back and just reevaluate everything. So February came around, and I sort of realized that football was something, especially playing in college, if you get a fifth year, everybody wants to have a fifth year, they always want to have that . Everybody who played college football wants to go back and keep playing, and that's exactly what happened to me. I went to go talk to Coach [David] Cutcliffe at Duke and asked him if I could come back and play and if they still wanted me to come back, and he definitely said yes. But there were no more scholarships available, and that was something that I looked at as nothing negative in any way, because they're trying to build a program, and it was just so happened that's how it worked out. I asked him if I could have my release to talk to other schools, and he was very understanding and actually pointed me in the right direction and helped get me in touch with Coach Brown, and that's how it all happened. So it's kind of a complicated story, but it was very easy.
On how he was able to continue following the death of his father: You know, there's just not a whole lot you can do about things that happen sometimes. I mean, God gives you a path, and you just kind of have to go on it. I think it's important to overcome adversity and really use the things you have around you as your motivation and just remember that tons of people have it much worse off than you in a lot of circumstances, and that's exactly what the case was with me. I mean, I was playing college football. Tons of people would love to be playing college football. It's just there was no other choice. It was a very easy decision to keep playing. It's exactly what my dad would have wanted me to do, and I couldn't think of a better way to honor his memory.
On playing at Texas: Well, my new Texas family has meant a lot. From the first time I came here with Coach Brown, just talking to him - and actually I met President [William] Powers and his wife - and of course Miss Sally and Coach Brown, it just felt like immediately I was part of the family. And they made me feel very wanted and needed, and it was a great feeling to be a part of that experience. I wasn't recruited really coming out of high school, so this was really like the first time that anybody had expressed serious interest in me. Of course it was after I initially expressed interest in Texas, but it is what it is. They mean everything. My teammates here, I feel like I've known them for four years, and it's just been truly a blessing.
On if there was any culture shock initially: Culture shock? Yes, I mean, I came to the spring game. That was my first time coming here. And there were 50,000 people in the stands, and the stadium was half full. So you know, playing at Duke, we had about 30,000 a little over 30,000 fans at our most packed games. It's interesting to compare the two cultures. There's definitely a concentration on basketball there, but clearly Duke is having a great year this year, too, in football. What Coach Cutcliffe has done over there is amazing, and I'm not surprised at all that they're having the year they're having right now. I'm extremely happy for them.
On still having some ties to Duke: Well, growing up in North Carolina, in WinstonSalem, you've got Wake Forest, you've got NC State, and UNC and Duke all right there within a twohour drive of each other, and so I really grew up an ACC basketball fan. Always wanted to play basketball in college, but it just didn't work out really. So I think my allegiances will always lie with Duke somewhat. I love Duke a lot, and I loved my experience there, and I loved going to basketball games there. I actually played AAU when I was younger, and I got to play some tournaments inside Cameron, and it was a lot of fun and something I'll never forget.
On the impact he has made so far: I'm just one guy who has one job, and it's my job to kick the ball as far as I can, put some hang on it, let our guys get down there. If I don't do that, then I'm not doing my job. I think [Coach Brown] does a good job of letting us giving us credit when it's deserved. He's just a really great guy, and I have a lot of respect for his willingness to give credit where it's deserved. It's just something I have to do. It's just part of the job, and it's a pretty simple job.
On if coming here was a way for him to start anew: Yes, I mean, definitely. Last year presented challenges. I was just a little lost at the end of the season, didn't know what I wanted to do. But I think a challenge is exactly what I needed, and coming here with new experiences, making new friends, new teammates and all that, it's really been it's really just been an awesome experience. I have absolutely no regrets, and I'm extremely happy with my decision to come here.
On how he became a punter: Growing up in North Carolina, I played every sport there is. I played soccer when I was a kid and switched to football in seventh grade, never picked up a soccer ball again. I played basketball my whole life. Everybody in North Carolina grows up playing basketball pretty much, and that's just kind of how it is. Here it's football, there it's basketball. I played baseball. You know, I inherited a lot of athletic ability from my dad and also my mom's side of the family, a family full of athletes. It's just something that kind of came natural. I was a quarterback in high school. I went to prep school for a year to try to figure out which sport I was going to play in college, between basketball and football, and just kind of continued to punt and kick, and that's just something I also did on the side. Quarterbacking is really what I wanted to do, and when I got to Duke, I wasn't quite good enough to be a quarterback there. We had some good quarterbacks, and it just didn't quite work out, so I just decided to try to concentrate on punting. And every year I've gotten better, and I've had some good coaching and I've gone to some great instructors, and I've learned a lot. I'd like to think that it's helped me get to where I am.
On how he will commemorate cancer awareness week: I think we all play for other people, even if we don't totally know it. At the end of the day, we are always thanking the people who gave us these opportunities and remembering the ones who can't be there. I haven't decided which color I'm going to wear. My mom is a huge breast cancer supporter. She never had breast cancer, but I do have some friends whose moms had breast cancer, so that's definitely an option. The testicular cancer ribbon is another one I am thinking about. That's a very common problem with men. I think they're all good options, so I think it's great that we're all going out there and at least adding that cause to our list of causes.
OG Trey Hopkins:
On if he feels like the season has gone badly: No, definitely not. We still have a lot of games to play. Still have a lot of corrections to make. Still have a lot of building to do, and that's what we're going to do. It was a disappointing game, but in no way are we saying that the season is over with. We still have lot of games to play, a lot of fun to be had.
On why the team has to move forward: To win. Win each and every game the following week. Like I always say, we're just going to the next game, put the last game behind us, put it in the past and just focusing on beating our next opponent.
On the team's confidence: I think just with a loss, you go back and you say, "Okay, what did I do wrong as a player?" You get to kind of secondguessing yourself, and that's one thing you have to get over. It's not that we weren't playing hard, it's just that we weren't getting our job done, and I think that's one thing you have to get back to doing. There's not really much confidence that needs to be built in this team, it's just built in ourselves as players, as individuals, that we need to continue to do what we did early in the season.
On if this is a big setback: I don't think it was as big of a setback. It's a loss. It's another loss. It's a more painful loss than others I would say because it is two years, and it's the big rivalry game for us. That's part of the reason why you just have to continue to look forward to the next game. You can't linger on it too much and let it affect how the rest of your season is going to go.
On if this would be a big win for the team: It would be very big. It's always a big thing to win. We always celebrate or wins, and we always have to try to put our losses behind us as fast as possible. But any win would be great.
On how he feels about criticism of Coach Brown: We try to stay focused on more within. We don't really try to worry too much what people on the outside say about us because when we're doing good everyone is on our side. When one thing goes wrong everybody is against us. This is really the time when you've got to pull up together as a team. That's what we're here for. We have each other's backs. We're a family. That's what we're here for. People are always going to dog us and dog Coach Brown, but I believe our coaching staff has done a great job with what they've done in the past. It's just that we have to continue to build, and I think that's one thing that we're going to do. We're not going to let someone talking about our coaches because we are all confident in our coaches and team, and that's who we have around us, and I think that's one thing that's going to stay.
On how he will commemorate cancer awareness week: I am going to wear purple just for overall. I don't really have anyone close to me with breast cancer, but I do have a friend of my mom that works at the hospital with my mom. She has a son who has cancer, so I'm going to wear it for him. I don't know him personally but just always talk to my mom about that. We don't have any luckily or fortunately - in my close family with people that have cancer, so I'm just going to wear that in honor of him.
S Kenny Vaccaro
On the team's confidence level: I think it's down a little bit, obviously, because we lost the last two games. But Coach Brown had a good meeting with us yesterday, and I think our coordinators gave us good messages to keep fighting and everything will be fine.
On the importance of a win this week: I think it's really important, especially these next stretch of games. I think winning the Baylor game would give us a lot of momentum and confidence finishing the season.
On how to keep focused: I think you just let the team know exactly what you said - that this is a moment that I feel like can make or break our season and how successful we want to be and just stress that every detail is important and we need to focus on Baylor and winning that game.
On if it is a critical time for the defense: Yes, definitely. There's got to be a point where we get everything together. We've got the players. We've got the talent. We just need to all come together because right now I feel like it's a little bit embarrassing how we're playing when last year we were playing so well.
On losing LB Jordan Hicks to injury a couple of weeks ago: Yes, I think everybody just needs to understand how important Jordan Hicks is and how much his return is going to help us because he's a leader and he holds that linebacker corps together. He's the oldest guy in the room. He's smart, and he's just a great football player. When he can help those guys get aligned, it just makes our team that much better. And you need that guy in the middle because secondary is the back end but Jordan can line up the Dline and the linebackers.
On the team fighting until the end on Saturday: In that game the only positive I really did get from that game, I really don't think anybody quit on the defense. I know they were still making plays, but that doesn't mean we quit. It just means they were executing the offense well. I don't think anybody quit, especially in the second half. We came out and we stopped them a couple times. I mean, I don't think there was any quit.
On what this week's game means: Just a momentum builder. I think it's a big game for us just to get the season turned around. I think it's not so much into the whole rivalry thing, I think it's more about our season now. Not so much that we've been beaten by them the last two years. I think that all gets thrown away now, and now we've just got to worry about winning games.
On criticism of the program being unfair: I think it really is. This is the time when a lot of people want to blame Coach Brown. They want to blame the coordinators. They want to say we can't tackle. We can't make plays. You can't point fingers in this time because the next game we might all come together and play perfect and everybody is right back on the bandwagon. Honestly our goal is just to stay together within and not listen to what's being said outside our room.
On this current adversity: It's tough right now. Honestly after the Oklahoma game I never really felt like that, especially being my senior year. The biggest thing I think we can do for me as a leader is just to stand up, be strong and just bring confidence to my team from wherever I can take it from. Lead those guys and just show them that if we keep fighting we can get the season turned around.
On Baylor's offense: They're a great offense. They've been great the last four years I've been here. They've been putting numbers up. But we've been playing great, also, for the last four years, so that's really not that big of a deal to me. More we've just got to keep playing.