Baylor Head Coach Guy Morriss Quotes

On the difficult position the team was put in after so many turnovers...

“Anytime you turn the ball over that many times, it’s hard for anyone to overcome that, certainly with the lack of confidence that this football team has at this particular point. We don’t really have a chance to overcome that. It was a very disappointing afternoon. We had a good week, had a good visit with them before we left, changed the routine up a little bit and thought that might spark them but we came out and the first three times we threw the ball we dropped it and then we threw an interception. Things began to snowball and we just couldn’t seem to get it stopped.”

 

On the two missed opportunities in the red zone during the first half...

“We missed out on 10 points. The interception was a corner route. The number one read for the quarterback is to find the corner and if he sinks underneath it, you better not throw it and that’s exactly what we did. That’s the part that’s perplexing to me we told him that and told him that and showed him the look, but he still wants to throw it out there and when he threw it the guy made a great play to pick it off. That’s the result that you get when you make a stupid decision.”

 

On the switch at quarterback to John David Weed and multiple changes during the game...

“I think Lee (Hays) was a little upset with Michael (Machen), we thought we’d let him sit a little bit, calm him down. We had a couple of runs with John David (Weed) that we tried to execute. We did a poor job of blocking them so that really didn’t work. He seemed like he was confused a time or two, so I think we went back to Michael and that didn’t work. We’re just trying to find somebody to operate the offense, give us a little spark, make good decisions. It seemed like Blake (Szymanski) had the better day today so that’s what we went with.”

 

On the spark Blake Szymanski provided when he entered the contest...

“That was a drive where I thought for four or five plays everybody did what they were supposed to do, that’s what happens. Again, it’s verse nine of the same old song if you just don’t execute, bad things are going to happen to you.”

 

On being down just 16-6 at the half...

“We played a pretty lousy first half from a special teams and an offensive standpoint and our defense had done a tremendous job of keeping us in the ball game and their kicker helped us out a little bit. We were down by 10, even if we just get the field goal and the extra point, that would have been good. That being said, we came in, got everybody calmed down, came back out and knew we were getting the ball back (and said) let’s put a drive together, put some points on the board and get a little momentum. We just couldn’t do it. We couldn’t do it all day long, couldn’t ever get anything going.”