Football Press Conference Quotes, September 5
COACH DANA DIMELOn last week's game
I put it all in perspective and if you go back and look at our performance, we had six major special teams or crucial plays in the ballgame that cost us that win. We had two blocked punts. We had a blocked thirty-yard field goal. We had a punt returned for a touchdown called back. We had a fumbled punt and an interception returned for a touchdown. That makes six crucial plays that effected the outcome. If we could have put the shoe on the other foot, there's no telling what the outcome of that ballgame would have been. So I have to go back and assess the question marks on our football team leading into this Saturday night's game.
I was very pleased with our football team's performance as well as their effort, exclusive of our special teams effort. A win this Saturday night puts our team back on track to achieve our long term goals for the season.
On the injuries
On the upcoming game with LSU
I think that they have a handful of receivers that are talented. They also have two quarterbacks that they feel comfortable with and they feel like they have all of the weapons to be effective. They have some young running backs in their system that they feel well about, so they are a team that can put some points on the board.
QB JASON MCKINLEYOn the offense in Rice game
It's hard to be pleased when you lose such a heartbreaking game. We'll build on it, but it's just tough to be pleased when you come away with a loss. We were excited about the offense, about going out for the first time and being able to move the ball like we did. Like I said, when you lose the ball game, though, it kind of takes all that (excitement) away."
Feeling like they need to redeem themselves in next game vs LSU
"I think that helps a lot (knowing UH has won at LSU before). We've had guys go into big places before and we've gone into LSU and have won there, and I think it helps out a lot with the crowd factor and the overall environment there."
On the surprise of the running game vs Rice
Without two of the starting receivers for LSU game
Favorite receiver now that Iglesias is gone