Kansas State Head Coach Ron Prince Quotes

Opening Statement...

“One of the big things was  to come into this place on the road against a very proud team. These kids represented the North last year and to be able to win this game on the road in this place, and particularly against this team, that was really our goal. I was really proud of the fact that our kids did what they did and we knew that Colorado would respond in the second half, they’re a very proud unit. Our coaches did a very good job getting the ball to the right players at the right time; guys made big plays, Jordy Nelson did that. To be able to run the ball allowed Josh (Freeman) to do what he did. I was very pleased with the way the game was conducted. This is a very good running football team, defensively we needed all the help we could get from our offense and they responded each time, which was positive.”

 

On KSU’s First Road Win...

“This is one of the very challenging mysteries about sports, the field is exactly the same. There is an element because they are just kids and when you go on the road with an opposing crowd and step out side of your comfort area, for them to be able to come in here and play the way they did in such a convincing fashion, we were hoping that we could get that kind of response and we did and I was very proud of them.”

 

On What Was Said in the Locker Room Post Game...

“One of the things we talked about was being able to play four games down the stretch here. In our mind, November is playoff football. We were able to take care of business last week against Iowa State,  and we were able to come on the road and win an important game here, and November is what we think college football is all about. We’ve got two more games in this month and it looks like we’ll have a chance to play another one later and in my mind that’s just an opportunity to win another game, and that is how we would like to finish the season.”

 

On The Play of Josh Freeman...

“I thought Josh was very much in control of the circumstances with a couple of exceptions. They had a couple blitzes that got to us, number 53 (Abraham Wright) was significant. We were trying to keep out of those situations as much as possible and I thought we did a really good job of play-calling, which put Josh in a position to make some passes that not only were high percentage, but it gave us some opportunity for a run after the catch. I was really pleased with Josh’s demeanor all week. He was very poised and had a good week of practice and this probably will be able to add to his confidence.”

 

On The Play of Jordy Nelson...

“Having Jordy Nelson, a veteran player, having him back was terrific and he did what he’s been doing his whole career, which is making big plays.”

 

On Being Bowl Eligible...

“For the coaches and us, it is not a reward for the season, it is just a chance on a national scale to show what Kansas State is all about. We have a great story in Manhattan, the Miracle in Manhattan’ and all of those other things that have occurred, and we’d like to be able to build on that. We have a great bowl tradition here and it looks like we’ll have an opportunity to be able to continue that and make it very positive.”