TCU vs. Kansas Postgame Quotes




Oct. 12, 2013

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Head Coach Gary Patterson

Opening Statement:
"Good to have a win. First Big 12 win in (Amon G. Carter Stadium) by the way, just so everybody understands the little things. Give Kansas credit, they played hard on defense and got some turnovers. We didn't hold on to the ball. I was worried all week. We had the SMU game, which was an emotional game and then coming off the Oklahoma game. Starting on Tuesday we practiced pretty decent, especially on offense. We didn't play that way today. We had about four or five balls that should have been caught and you can't leave the ball on the ground. Now we have to get ready for Oklahoma State. We have two teams in a row that both have off weeks for us - Oklahoma State has two weeks and then Texas has two weeks - so we have to get ready to play. We have to make somebody miss their turn. I'm a lot happier at 3-3 right now."

On David Porter stepping up at receiver:
"Him and (Cameron Echols-Luper). I thought Cam had a couple catches. We just have to keep playing."

On the defense being put in binds with turnovers:
"I've been in a bind since I started here 16 years ago. We've just got to play better. Who knows how good this group could play if we move the football and get done what we need to get done."

On linebacker Paul Dawson's 17 tackles:
"We finally got him in the game to do some things and he made some plays, which is awesome. We didn't get in our nickel package as much so (Derrick Kindred) didn't play as much as I would have liked him to, but both him and Paul stepped up and they'll make us a better football team if they keep doing that. Paul is kind of the reason on the one back screen that got knocked loose for a fumble. You have to cover him, but outside of that he did a tremendous job."

On Terrell Lathan's two sacks:
"That side - him and Mike Tuaua really stepped up. For us to say the people we've lost and still play like we do. We just were precautionary - you probably saw (Jason) Verrett didn't play much in the fourth quarter, he was a little bit tightened up in his shoulder so we held him out. Keivon (Gamble) came in and made a couple plays."

On Aaron Green's performance:
"It was find the guy that could hold on to the football. Without watching it, you have to make a guy miss. He got some tough yards and he didn't turn the ball over. Those are big issues. We have to understand in crowds that you can fight for extra yards but once you get in a crowd of five or six you need to get down. We have to keep twisting and turning and doing things, but there is an art to being an inside runner. Any time you ever show the ball you get yourself in trouble. You can't show the ball, you have to keep the ball below you. We've got to make sure that we do that."

TCU Quarterback Trevone Boykin

On how he reacted to his first pass of the game being intercepted
"When you play the quarterback position, you have to have a short memory and get over [turnovers] quickly, especially before the next play or the next drive."

On the overall performance of the offense
"I mean, we came out with a W, but we have to start winning first. Our first play of the game was an interception, and that's not the way you start a game."

On how the huddle reacted after the early turnover
"Basically, I just told them to calm down. Our defense stopped [Kansas], so I just told them to calm down. It was just the first play, and we were over it, so we just needed to get past it."

On how certain players can emerge with clutch performances
"It motivates us when we have guys who can step up and make big plays. DP (wide receiver David Porter) hasn't played much, but he came in and made some big plays that boosted our confidence."

On his current chemistry with David Porter
"I guess you could say pretty good since he is my roommate. It's the best it's ever going to get."

On Cam Echols-Luper's performance "He's a big part of the special teams as well as the offense. To get the concepts of what we are doing, he's going to be a great player."

On Echols-Luper's amazing effort on a deep ball he almost caught
"I actually switched it and had him run vertical. All I saw was the ball get tipped up in the air and him come down with it, so I thought it was a catch, but they waved it off. If he had caught the ball it would have been a great play."

TCU Defensive End John Koontz

On the defense's overall execution
"I thought we executed really well on defense today. Once we see stuff on film, we will be able to get some things corrected."

On how Kansas quarterback Jake Heaps reacted to TCU's defense
"I don't think he could get comfortable, to be honest. That also had something to do with the plays they we were calling, because they were trying to run the ball a lot. I think between the pressure we were able to get and the gameplan they had, he wasn't able to get real comfortable back there in the pocket."

On Paul Dawson's big day
"Paul's a great athlete. All three of our linebackers are, and Paul maybe the most athletic out of all of them. As he learns the defense, he'll continue to get better. I saw that he had 17 tackles, which is ridiculous. Like I said, he's athletic, and it's just a matter of being accountable within the [defensive] scheme, and as long as they continue to pick it up they'll keep getting better."

On how the team will view its first-ever Big 12 home win
"I think later we will look back on it. We're learning this about the Big 12 what it's like to go out and play teams with no easy weeks anymore. It was good for us to come out at The Carter and get our first Big 12 home win. It's a great feeling."

On what Kansas' game plan was and how TCU played against it
"We knew they were going to try to out-physical us and try to run the ball, so that's definitely something we focused on this week. We were able to get the right defenses called and close the gaps."

TCU sophomore tailback B.J. Catalon

On the win against KU
"It was a good feeling to come out and get a win at home so we can get things started and get to a bowl game. It just felt good to come out and play with the other team and score some points and get things done."

On TCU's scoring drive on second series of game
"It was a good thing, it gave us some momentum and also gave us some confidence in knowing that we can go down there and score and we didn't have to wait until the second half. We didn't have to do things like we did in the past."

TCU junior safety Sam Carter

On the win
"It was exciting. We played against them last year, and last year was tough. For us to get our first Big 12 win, we're happy."

On having fewer turnovers than KU
"Our job is just to stop them and hold them to at one less point. We want turnovers but every game, we won't get turnovers, you just have to execute."

On TCU linebacker Paul Dawson
"Me, myself, and all those other guys are so excited and happy for him. He'd been wanting to play and these other guys have been playing. Jonathon Anderson's been having a great year, but for him to have 17 tackles, I'm happy."

Charlie Weis, Kansas Head Coach


On his offensive success and frustration on current offense:
First of all, I've had plenty of offenses that were complimentary of good defenses. You don't get frustrated as an offensive coordinator at play calls. This is the plan that as a team we thought, this gives us the best chance to win. I said we were going to have to play a game somewhere around 20. You guys have scores way different than the scores I have. But my game says we're going to have to play around 20 and that's where they hovered at, around 20.

 

 


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