K-State Player Quotes

Senior Offensive Lineman Logan Robinson
On his performance this season...
“I’m just filling the role. I came in this season knowing it was my last season. I wanted to do anything I could to help this team do as well as we possibly could. I’ve been saying that on all the Catbacker Tours; I’ve been saying that since last season got over. I was going to do whatever I could. If that meant only being a supporting role on special teams, if that meant sitting on the bench talking to the guys helping them out, or if that meant getting into the games. I’m willing to do whatever I can, so it was just the role I settled down (with) and said, Ok, this is going to be my job until something else comes along.’”

On Trevor Viers first start...
“He did a really good job. He really calmed down and played a really good game.”

Senior Safety Marcus Watts
On Oklahoma State’s offense...
“They are a good team. They have a very powerful offense. They have a young quarterback, but he is playing really well right now. They are just playing well as a team right now and we have to come ready to play on Saturday.”
 
On K-States defensive performance against Colorado...
“No we’re not happy. We gave up 250 yards rushing, and that’s something we can’t do if we want to win in this league, and win championships. We’re going to come today and watch film. We’ll get it all corrected today hopefully, and move on.”

On playing on the road...
“I don’t think going on the road is a big deal for us. Obviously we have shown we can play on the road. We went to two tough environments going to Auburn and to Texas   and we played pretty well in both those games. So I don’t think it is any different than playing at home for us.”

Junior Linebacker/Defensive End Ian Campbell
On Oklahoma State running back Dantrell Savage...
“I’ve heard he is doing a lot of really good things, and he’s obviously a good running back. I think he probably averages more than six yards a carry the way they are running the ball, and especially after the Nebraska game. I don’t think the Nebraska defense is weak, so I think they must be doing pretty good.”

On last year’s game against Oklahoma State...
“I think that was a really big turning point for us last year in the season. I think it was important for Josh (Freeman) to get that confidence and that game experience. For him to know and for us to know that Josh has the ability to bring us from behind and get the win is obviously very important in a young quarterback’s career. Confidence is really important in college football. I think that makes the difference between a guy that gets All Big-12 honorable mention and a guy that is getting a little bit of playing time.”

Senior Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson
On K-State’s running game against Colorado...
“It was important to get that run game going. Our line did a good job and our running backs did a great job of breaking tackles once they we’re through the initial line. It’s always good to have a run game and it was very important for us last Saturday, and it will be throughout the rest of the year.”

On how Colorado defended him...
“They started to in the second half (defend him differently) a little bit, but we have Deon (Murphy) and Gonzo (Daniel Gonzalez) on the other side. With our run game going, that will be helpful also. We saw what Deon can do once he gets the ball in his hands, so he has to just keep making plays to help the team.”

Senior Linebacker Justin Roland
On the upcoming game against Oklahoma State...
“I really just look at it as another notch in the Big 12. We just need to keep building our Big 12 status. The national scene, we’re not really worried about. It’s all about the conference play. Beating teams from the south is really tough, so it’s always good (to get a win).”

Junior Kicker Brooks Rossman
On his miss against Colorado...
“That ball came off my foot, and I knew as soon as I made contact with it that I didn’t hit it very well. It’s really not that big of deal; you always want to get those points, but as far as I’m concerned it’s in the past.”

On kicking field goals...
“I would say it’s about 95 percent mental position. It’s a constant mental struggle. You have to just go out there and be confident.”