Kansas State Offensive Player Quotes

Junior Quarterback Carson Coffman

How the offense performed overall....
"We have a lot of improvements to make. We were a little fast in the first half and in the second half we got shut out. It was quite an embarrassing performance from the team and myself. During practice this week I wasn't really hydrated well enough, so in the second half I was cramping a lot; because of that I don't think I performed that well. I felt comfortable the whole game."

How did Coach Snyder's first game back feel...
"It was a good feeling and we were excited. The atmosphere was great; it was a sold out game and there were also a lot of old players back."

Senior Wide Receiver Attrail Snipes

On his two touchdowns tonight...
"With the first one, we just ran everybody off and I knew that if it was man-to-man, I was going to beat my man. Brice (Vignery) made a nice block downfield. On the second touchdown I knew if I beat my man to the inside, I just had to get by him, and I knew if he (Coffman) threw it up I was going to go get it. "

On getting in rhythm with a new quarterback...
"It is very important because I didn't play that much last year. Since the summer Carson (Coffman) and Grant (Gregory) have been throwing the ball well, so I didn't think there would be a difference between the game and practice."

On his overall performance....
"I was very excited knowing I was going to be a starter, I was surprised I did play this well and I knew all eyes would be on Brandon (Banks) so I knew I would have to step up."

Senior Running Back Keithen Valentine

On his role in the offense...
"I am just trying to get in the game and do my job when I get the chance. Daniel (Thomas) pounded it and soften up the defense and then I came in and got my yards. I just want to come in and play like a starter and help the team out any way I can."

 On the offense's performance...
"I was just disappointed, no offense to UMass they are a good team, I just feel like we could have scored more points than we did."