UMass Head Coach Kevin Morris Quotes

Head Coach Kevin Morris

On the atmosphere of the game...
"Our kids want to play in this type of venue all the time. A lot of the guys, they want to take on this kind of a challenge. Certainly Coach Snyder's homecoming, welcoming him back to the coaching profession and we are happy he is back and to be playing him on opening night. He is a great coach and always has well-coached teams and with this crowd it did not help. This is the environment we want to play in though, we would come back here tomorrow and play again if we could."

On K-State's running game...
"I think that is what the difference was, especially the scramble at the end; that was a great play by Carson Coffman. Daniel Thomas and their run game are very strong. Thomas is very tough and very physical. Our kids worked their tails off to try and control it, and in the second half I think we did a pretty good job, but in the end a couple of those plays broke our backs and we were not able to finish on offense."

On special teams play...
"I know Coach Snyder is big on special teams and I have learned over the years you have to be good on special teams. We wanted to come out tonight and play hard nose, physical football and we wanted to be aggressive and attack, especially on special teams. We want to make big plays on offense, defense and special teams, and tonight, we got our biggest plays on special teams."