TCU-CSU Postgame Quotes

Nov. 19, 2011

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Colorado State vs. TCU
Nov. 19, 2011
Attendance: 34,094
Final: TCU 34, Colorado State 10

TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson
On his team's win over Colorado State:
"All I can say about that game is what I said about the San Diego State game a year ago, we won. We played with no emotion. We played the same way coming off the Utah game a year ago. We've got to get ready to play. We're 9-2."
On his team's struggles to find emotion:
"I had a feeling during the week. It's all right because we won. That's nine wins. We just went through the motions in that ballgame."
On the TCU senior class:
"Tank Carder got an interception, which is great. The seniors deserve it. The seniors became the all-time winningest class in TCU history."
On running the ball often and with success:
"They kept playing a two-deep shell coverage. If we can, we'll run the ball all the time. They stay over the top in that two-shell and not a lot of people do that. You've got to be able to run the football and at times, we did and at times, we didn't."
On the difference in his team's play at home and on the road:
"We've got to find a way to play better at home. We play better on the road to be honest with you. I don't know if it's getting used to the new construction or everything going on around us or just being a young football team, we've got to get ready to play at home. That wasn't the team in the locker room that was getting ready for Boise State."

TCU Senior Linebacker Tank Carder
On his interception:
“It feels real good anytime you get a play like that. A pick six is the ultimate play for a defensive player. Anytime you do that to change the momentum of the game and get something going, it’s big.”

On being the winingest class in school history:
“It’s huge. The teams that have come through here, the legacy that people have left and just being a part of something like that. You think of Sammy Baugh and all of the great athletes that played for a national championship, you start thinking about all that and you’re a part of the senior class that broke the all-time winingest record. You take a lot of pride in that. It’s huge. It feels great.”

TCU Junior Defensive End Ross Forrest
On Coach Patterson’s post-game message:
“He was happy. A win is a win, especially in this conference. Colorado State is a good team. To come out with a win is a big deal for us. We were happy about that.”

TCU Junior Offensive Guard Blaize Foltz
On TCU’s slow start:
“You sensed it. You tried to get people fired up, because it’s our football game. With all the emotion we had last week, coming down off that was pretty difficult.”

Colorado State Head Coach Steve Fairchild
Opening Statement:

“This is a tough climate. This has been a tough place for CSU to play period. Gary Patterson always has tremendous defense and a great offense. We had two great first drives that we should have scored on. For an offense to come away with a field goal, that’s always a bad deal. We like the points, but when we get down there, we have to get in the end zone. We turned it over and they made a big play.”

On the performance of CSU quarterback Garrett Grayson:

“Grayson is incredibly athletic and can escape in the pocket which adds dimension in his passing game. There were some designed runs, but he was also pulling the trigger.”

On the performance of CSU’s offensive line:
“Our offensive line was good. TCU is tough to run on and Grayson had some good offensive production which allowed Greenwood to make some plays. TCU is a good team, and we ran for 160 against a team that is known for defense. We haven’t had that success here previously.”

On his team:

“I love these kids. I really do, and I don’t use that word without caution. If they hadn’t been remotely playing hard, this would have been a blowout. We played a good football team with a good record. We are a good football team without a good record. There are a lot of good players in that locker room that are playing hard. There are a lot of good things for Colorado State that are happening.”



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