Louisville Head Coach Steve Kragthorpe Quotes

Opening Statement

"We've come a long way, but we still have a long way to go. I'm proud of the way we played tonight. We played efficiently on offense, defense and special teams. After we watch the film, we'll know what we need to improve on, but there were a lot of things that were really, really positive. We didn't play a complete game, but we're striving to do that."


"We were going to be aggressive and take our shots down the field. They had that holding call on Doug Beaumont or it probably would've been a touchdown, but that was a smart play on their part. We were also aggressive running the football and we made some plays down the field."


On Victor Anderson...

"Vic was really good again tonight. He did a good job of catching the ball and breaking tackles and you can see the speed when he has it. What Vic brings is the total package. He's not just an outside player. He may be small in stature, but he can run it inside."


"Overall, the pieces are there, we just have to continue to find more guys to make plays."


On the punt return for a TD for Kansas State...
"We've got to get the guy on the ground. It was a great punt by Cory and we had guys there, but we've got to tackle. Other than that play, for the most part, we did a good job on our kick coverage."


On the play of the defense...

"The biggest thing for us was getting them off schedule. They wanted to run the ball too, but we did a nice job of getting them off schedule on the down and distance. We got to Josh a few times and we made some plays."


"We have a lot of potential, but we're not there yet. We still have a lot of work to do as a football team, but there are signs of improvement. Whether we're coming off of a loss or a victory, we have to temper our emotions and focus on what we need to do in order to improve."


"We're starting to turn the cover, but we haven't turned it yet. We're not satisfied. We have to continue to improve and put our nose to the grindstone. We had an excellent week of practice this week and today's game was the icing on the cake."


On the play of the offensive line...

"I thought they played well. We ran well against what I thought was a quality front. They're tough to block and they move well. Our guys did a good job of getting targeted and a good job of smothering them."


On the play of Hunter Cantwell...
"He had a big throw to Johnny Burns on a big third down situation, and some nice throws to Josh. And he had another great one to Troy (Pascley). I thought Hunter was very good and efficient. His feet were good and like most quarterbacks, when his feet are good, he delivers it well."