Kansas State Head Coach Bill Snyder Quotes

On overall thoughts on the game...
"We had our moments. We were blessed by Colorado giving up a substantial amount of penalties and they are probably unhappy about dropping passes. They dropped a number of throws. I thought we covered pretty well. We dropped a ton of balls. We had four or five interception balls that were right in our hands that we failed to catch. We are not without our issues on defense, but we played well on defense. We just did not coach well and play well on offense."

On the defensive performance...
"I felt our defense played extremely well. I thought our coaches did a great job. I think our offense put them in some ridiculous situations. We had three or four guys out there on the defensive side that did not practice all week with all the flu stuff going around. I thought they played lights out and I am awfully proud of them."

On containing Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen...
"We changed up our rush patterns quite a bit. We were probably in the position where if you get real good at the pass rush, which we have not been infamous for, but if you are flying all over the place, it is pretty easy to miss him. We just tried to keep him in front of us which probably gave him a little more opportunity to throw the football."

On Jeffrey Fitzgerald...
"Jeff just plays well. That is what he is supposed to do and he has been playing with effort. Jeff is one of those guys who was limited in practice all week and we did not know until game time if he would be strong enough to play. I appreciate him a great deal."

On why he is disappointed despite the win...
"The name of this game for us is trying to get better. We got better on defense and I am proud of that. We did not get better on offense. It is all about preparing well and playing well. It is no more complex than that. If you finish well, it means you played well and prepared well. If you do not, that means you did not prepare well or play well. Half of our game we did not prepare well or play well."

On Brandon Banks' abilities on special teams...
"If he gets the ball in his hands, he has some capabilities because of his speed to get out of the gate, but they contained him fairly well. It is not like he is going to do it every time. I say this to him many times and I'm sure I will say it again; it is not all about Brandon. We have a bunch of guys back there on returns and if they do their job, then he has a chance to utilize his skill. If they do not do their job, he does not have his chance to do that."

On Emmanuel Lamur's performance and leadership...
"Emmanuel gets better on a pretty consistent basis. I have been pleased with his improvement. I truly have. He is a leader to a certain degree, but he is not where we would like him to be. He is still feeling his own way around. He is just making sure that he has all of his stuff right, but he has tried to put himself out there a little bit."

On his mentality after two consecutive wins...
"My thinking is we went into the Texas Tech game with an opportunity to improve ourselves and we did not do it. So it was significant for us to come back. I knew we could be better and that is all I can ask of these young guys. "

On what his team can do now to improve...
"We need to go to practice, prepare well and be better players; and we need to be better coaches. That is what will help our football team. Do not misunderstand me, I am just angry. I am proud of them and I am proud that collectively, we have won a ball game. I am proud wherever we are in the conference and that we have won however many games we have. If that was the only deal, I would be a happy camper. But that is not what we are about and that is not what we are trying to be about. And I do not want them to feel good about playing poorly or coaching poorly."