Kansas State Player Quotes

Junior Linebacker Ian Campbell
On the outlook for the rest of the season...
“It is still a one-game-at-a-time mentality, but winning three ball games would be a very important thing for us, finishing out the season with that kind of record. I would like to win every game we have from here on out, and I think it is very possible for us to do so. We have to go get Nebraska.”

On respecting Nebraska even at their current state...
“No it’s not (hard to respect them) because I know the kind of talent they have on that team. I have played against those guys for the last couple of years. Granted, they lost some guys to the draft last year, graduated some guys, but obviously they still have a lot of talent. If you let a team with this caliber of talent open up a window, there is going to be trouble.”

On Jordy Nelson...
“He has been our mainstay all season. There is not doubt he would be the offensive MVP on our team. He has done a tremendous job in every aspect, special teams, he almost took a defensive snap for us, and he has been doing a great job. He had over 200 yards on Saturday, and any time a receiver can do that, it’s great.”

Senior Offensive Lineman Logan Robinson
On the rivalry with Nebraska...
“It’s huge. I can remember back when I was a little kid, and my dad would have friends over for pheasant season. We would hunt in the morning, and in the afternoon watch the K-State/Nebraska game. You could draw a line down the center of our living room on which side each fan was on, so it’s a big game for all the fans. It’s a huge game for the state.”

Senior Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson
On K-State’s main problem this season...
“Consistency, at lest offensively we are on and off all the time. It showed against Baylor, and we were just luck enough to continue and win the game. Iowa State took advantage of that, and got the best of us. We just have to keep working and move on.” 

Sophomore Quarterback Josh Freeman
On if K-State is better than their record...
“Obviously not. We haven’t been able to close our games out, and our record is exactly how we have been playing.” 

On red-zone scoring...
“When you are in the red-zone, you always want to get six points. We haven’t been getting it done, and I am sure that is something we will put a lot of work into this week.” 

Senior Safety Marcus Watts
On defensive problems...
“The coaches tell us what to do, just sometimes we don’t do it. I don’t know if it is a lack of confidence in players, or not trusting each other.  We have shown at times that we can be a really great defense this year. In the first half of the Iowa State game, we didn’t play very well, and the second half we played pretty well. It’s just something we have to put together for a full game.” 

On how satisfied he is with himself this season...
“I haven’t had the best year. I’m probably harder on myself than anybody else is. I expect a lot of things from myself, and I haven’t lived up to them.” 

On who he feels the defensive MVP would be this year...
“It’s hard to say. Chris Carney has been playing well for us; he has four interceptions. Justin McKinney has played well for us, so those are two guys you could look at for MVP. I don’t know if we have one guy that just has been able to do everything for us.”