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K-State Football Media Day Quotes


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Aug. 3, 2012

Senior Quarterback Collin Klein
On critiquing his game during the offseason...
"Even though the landscape has changed a little bit, with Coach Snyder's leadership and what he tries to instill in all of us is that desire to better yourself. I've really enjoyed the offseason because you have an extended period of time where you can put in time to work. I myself and all of us put in a lot of time trying to better ourselves individually and collectively and we're still trying to do that. We have a long camp to put in a lot of good work and hopefully lead off to a good start."

On anything he personally worked on specifically...
"I mean everything from mentally playing fast to mechanics in drills and little tools you try to sharpen so you're ready to use. Everything has been addressed and we are just fortunate to have the resources and tools to get better."

On difference with the team...
"The big picture and mentality is not different and that's trying to get better every day. I have had more experience and more game snaps, but I still want to try to have that hunger to try and get better like I would if I was a freshman. I want to try and make those same strides that I have made since I got here."

Sophomore Wide Receiver Tyler Lockett
On 2012 season challenges...
"What happened in the past is in the past. It's a new year, and we can't really dwell on the past. I use it all as motivation to make me a better player overall. I just want to be able to contribute and be a team player."

On K-State's pre-season ranking...
"I still feel like we have a lot of things we need to work on and improve on during this camp, but I think we're going to click together and be a great team."

On how to improve team from last season...
"We just need to work hard every day and finish. The thing that's going to pull us through is finishing. We just need to be consistent."

On difference in Collin Klein...
"The biggest difference I see in Collin is, he's more determined this year. He has a lot of things he wants to accomplish and you can see it through his work ethic and his leadership skills."

Senior Wide Receiver Chris Harper
On playing near family...
"It's been great being around my family. They come to every game. I get to play with guys I've been playing with and against since I was six or seven so it's great."

On transitioning from Oregon to K-State...
"It's been different because it's a little bit more open. We're more traditional and disciplined, and it's been good because I've gained a little bit of both."

On goals for the season...
"I'm trying to double the production. I think we'll definitely be able to do it because we'll have a better balance, especially since we have a lot of guys returning. I might not even have to do as much as I did last year, but I would like to get 1000 yards or more."

On size vs. speed...
"I pride myself on my speed. I tell everyone I'm deceptive, even though they think I'm a big possession type of guy. I definitely think I have a lot of explosion."

Senior Linebacker Arthur Brown
On what he wants to get out of his senior season...
"They're no different than our team goals. That is just to improve throughout the season, day in and day out, and that starts in practice. To see us grow and develop as a team throughout the season, that's something I'm really excited about."

On if the attitude, spirit and the work ethic of the team is similar from last year...
"It definitely is. We lost some key guys but there have been some guys that have stepped up and filled those shoes. Tre Walker brings a lot of excitement and Ryan Mueller does a great job of bringing emotion and spirit to the team. We have a lot of great guys who contribute to the team and bring a lot of spirit."

On where the defense is right now after losing five starters from last season...
"I don't feel like we've lost a step. I feel like we've really come together. Throughout the time we'll have at fall camp, I really think that's where we'll really get together and make it work. But I don't think we've lost a step at all."

On if he had to chase guys down to get into the weight room this offseason...
"No it hasn't at all. I was definitely glad to see a lot of guys back and willing to work. That was important and was a key to be able to see that."

On if he's talked to his teammates about how being on preseason awards lists shouldn't affect their season...
"I haven't, but we have a lot of great guys on the team. The focus is on the team, our preparation and what we need to do in order to be successful throughout the season. Coach Snyder always repeats what our focus needs to be and emphasizes that a lot, so I definitely think we know where our focus should be."

Senior Defensive End Meshak Williams
On moving into the starting role...
"I have to perform well. I have to double everything that I had last year. I have to practice even harder, even though Jordan is not here now. I have that big role now as a full time starter and play harder."

On the play of the interior men this summer...
"They worked out good this summer in the weight room, and in conditioning. I think that they will be good this season. They were good last season. John Sua did not play as much, but when he got in, he was very effective. They are going to be a good interior this season."

On becoming a dominant Big 12 end...
"I feel like I can be a dominant rush end. I just have to put my mind to it and practice hard every day, do what coach tells me to do, and I think that I can be a very effective, dominant end."

On the difference that coach Tom Hayes brings...
"It is not too much. It is probably the same, but there is just a little difference. I feel that Coach Hayes is doing a good job as defensive coordinator. Everyone loves him and we have fun with him."

On personal and team goals...
"My personal goal is that I would like to break the sack record hopefully. The team goal is to make it to a bowl game in January, and have one of the top defenses in the Big 12, and nation."

Senior Linebacker Justin Tuggle
On his decision to switch positions...
"I just want to get on the field. I know Collin had a good year last year so I didn't want to be the guy to back him up this year. I wanted to actually do something my last year so that's why I made the switch."

On playing defense before...
"I played defense in high school. I played linebacker, safety and a number of other positions."

On his father giving him advice...
"I talk to him every single night. He gives me pointers here and there on things I can do and what I need to work on. It's good to hear his input since he has so much experience himself."