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Nov. 30, 2013

K-State Head Coach Bill Snyder
Opening Statement...
"I'm pleased for the right people, the player and our fans. It means an awful lot to each of them. I'm disappointed in how we played through the course of the ball game, but it is what it is."

On running back John Hubert...
"I just got through talking to John, I told him how proud I was of him. He ran extremely hard and that's what has been important for him. He reads holes pretty well so sometimes he gets caught dancing. Today he didn't, he got his pads down and spun off of blocks and ran hard. I'm really proud of his effort."

On forcing Kansas into turning the ball over...
"We didn't convert enough of them [into points]. We had five or six turnovers, our defense played well throughout the course of the ball game, field position was not in their favor because the offense didn't move the ball because of the offense's struggles. We had a couple issues in the kicking game and we responded most of the time with turnovers and I was pleased about that, that was important."

On the progress of his team after starting the season slow...
"I'm proud of the fact that they have come back, that they didn't give into it and they tried to move in a different direction. But you remember the losses, the biggest margin was 10 points and I don't think there was a ball-game that we played where we didn't have our chances. That's a frustrating experience. Our players said last night when asked about defining the season in one word, they just said, 'frustrated,' but it doesn't take away how much I appreciate the young people in our program and the kind of pride we have in each and every one of them."

On the Sunflower Showdown/Governor's Cup rivalry...
"I think it's good. KU can play well on defense, they're trying to put the pieces together, I think they're going to be fine. I think you'll see them grow, I hope they do."

Senior Wide Receiver
Tramaine Thompson
On the difference in play from the beginning of the game to the second and third quarters...
"We got a little complacent and had a mistake on my part, catching the punt inside the five. That just kind of backed us up and from then on, it just seemed like we didn't have the same intensity we came out with at the beginning of the game."

On John Hubert...
"John was John. He's a beast. He's a good back. He had 220 yards and it just shows what he can do and could've done the whole year. He did a great job today."

Kansas Head Coach Charlie Weis
Opening Statement...
"Turnovers - you get down 21-0 and everyone is waiting for us to throw in the towel and we got it back to 21-10. Then we turn it over a couple times in the third quarter. That kind of put the game away for them."

On KU's defense...
"After the first quarter and early into the second quarter when things were going their way, we made some adjustments and really held it down pretty good the rest of the game. Obviously their running back had a big day but at the end of the day they gave us a chance to fight back into the game. When you turn it over a bunch of times the chance you have to come back goes out the window. Turnovers are the thing that change the game more than any other element in football."

Senior Safety
Dexter Linton
On Kansas State's offense early in the game...
"We just came out out-of-sync I think. I feel like we were focused, but K-State's offense is so complex, you really just have to dig deep and I guess we didn't do that. As the game went on though we settled in and figured it out."

On his emotions following the last day of his collegiate career...
"It's a sad day in Lawrence, Kan. We've been here for so long; five years and three coaches. We were the last of (Mark) Mangino's class. I'm going to miss it."

On how he wants the senior class to be remembered...
"We gave it our all, we worked hard and we did everything we could for the program throughout all the losses. We were resilient and never gave up."

On if he thinks the football program is headed in the right direction...
"I definitely feel that way. I felt that way this year. Things didn't work out our way but I definitely felt a positive vibe, especially with the team. It starts with the team and everything else will fall in to place."

On the message he will give to the returning defensive players...
"Just be all-in, because when it's over, it's over. You're just going to reminisce on these moments. Just play with no regrets because it's tough. We all want to go out on top but only a few teams can. So just play all out, that's my message."