Kansas State Player Quotes

Defensive End Ian Campbell

On not making post season...

“Not making post season is very disappointing.  It’s your entire goal, whether it’s making the championship or the BCS.  But today we didn’t play well enough to win and Nebraska did.”

 

On things in the locker room...

“Of course it’s going to feel different but I didn’t feel any lack of fight in the locker room.”

 

On the number of points scored...

“I don’t think it opens eyes in the Big 12.  It’s all victories.  It’s not fun to lose.  It’s not fun for us and it’s not fun for the fans and I apologize for that.”

 

Wide Receiver Deon Murphy

On his fumble...

“I was down. I know I was down and everybody on this team was behind me and knew I was down.  But a fumble is a fumble and that’s how it goes.”

 

On returning next year...

“I’ve thought about it but I’m not talking about it to anyone but my family.  It’s a personal decision with me staying or leaving and I’m not sure yet.”

 

On the game...

“We feel like we played really hard and did a good job.  We have the same routine everyday and will be ready for next week.”

 

Quarterback Carson Coffman

On the week being weird with Coach being fired...

“It’s been business as usual. I think we’ve handled it pretty good. The coaches came to work everyday and I think it’s pretty normal. We really want to send the seniors out the right way and it would be really special if we could get them a win next week.”

 

On the scoring drive he put together...

“Coach told me I was going in and they were about to punt, and I was like, “Oh no, I don’t want to play it back in my own territory.” We got it and Ernie made a great play on the first play, and people were just making plays after that.”

 

Wide Receiver Ernie Pierce

On quarterback Carson Coffman...

“I think so, (We were more comfortable with Carson Coffman under center). We practiced with both quarterbacks all week. When the time comes, you need to just step up and do your job.”

 

On if the game hurts more because next week is the last game...

“Definitely. We were really hoping that we could push into the post season with this game. As a senior it’s just a different feeling. This game mattered a lot. Every game does, but when it comes down to the wire like that, it’s just unfortunate.”