Obviously I am very, very proud of this football team in the way they
responded since that game in Utah. We just beat an extremely, extremely good
football team and a great football program. I am very honored as a head
coach to be out there with those kids. I was proud of the way those kids
battled and hung in there. We talked about the game being a fourth quarter
game. We just kept on battling and battling and battling. And then it comes
down to a kick and our young freshman put it through.
It was a very gratifying win and it was nice to see they did not get 100
yards rushing. When is the last time that happened 100 years or so. I'm
really happy for our fans and these people who have been supporting us these
last couple of weeks.
We've been practicing that 2-minute drill and Darian Durant went in there
and did a great job.
I can't say enough about Chad Scott. This young man had the game of his
career. We knew we weren't going to play Ronnie and we knew it was very
unlikely we would play Jacque. This young man (Scott) really came through.
And what can you say about the offensive line and what they did tonight.
The defensive line also did a great job, obviously holding them to 77 yards
(on the win)
I'm been able to be around a lot of big wins and in the light of the last
week, to come out and play like this is really terrific. This is absolutely
a big win. I've been around a bunch of them. I'm just so happy for the kids
and for this staff. I've had a lot of big wins. This one was nice but I am
really happy for these kids.
(what was going through his mind)
It's over and we win. And I'm wondering if I will ever get to see Larry
Coker (with the kids on the field). I never got to see him. I tried. It was
a mob scene out there. And the next thing I saw was the goal post going
down, which was kind of cool. Dick Baddour (the AD) said he would be glad to
pay for them week in and week out.
He's always hanging around. He's always a guy we can go to. But we never
figured he would have this type of football game. Give him a ton of credit.
A very, very courageous effort.