Ole Miss vs. LSU Postgame Quotes

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Nov. 19, 2011

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Ole Miss Head Coach Houston Nutt

Opening comments: "You can't start a game the way we started, especially against a team like them. They are the number one team in the nation, you can't give them gifts. One thing we didn't want to do is have turnovers, especially to them so that they could score points right off the bat. That was the worst thing that could happen. They are a really good football team and we helped them. You can't turn the ball over. We have to get ready for the last game now."

On Les Miles: "He told me to keep going and that I had done a lot of good things. We have a good relationship.  I appreciate Les.  He is a good man.  He understands."

On last home game: "I didn't want to go out like this.  Not here in Vaught-Hemingway.  There have been too many good games.  We beat LSU right here.  We beat Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi State.  We have won some good games here.  I knew that we had to play perfectly.  We are under manned right now and I knew we had to play perfectly and that they had to help us a little bit. It was the opposite. We helped them.  They don't need help."

On suspended players: "They are out.  We have sixty minutes of football left.  We are down to the Egg Bowl and it is a very important game.  I am looking forward to this one.  I want our guys to go out the right way."

On LSU: "We are in a tough league and you can see the Alabama-LSU score and know that LSU is a physical bunch.  Not to take anything away from Alabama.  They are a good football team as well, but you have to give LSU a lot of credit for going to Tuscaloosa and winning the game on the road. That is huge.  They can run, throw and have a lot of scoring with Jordan Jefferson.  They have an excellent defense and there are no weaknesses."

Ole Miss Players

S Cody Prewitt

On leading the team with 9 tackles: "I don't really think about it like that, I just do what I'm responsible for doing, and sometimes it ends up that way."

On Defending the LSU offense: "They were a good offense, I'm not going to take away any credit from them, but there were a lot of things we didn't do as a team.  We didn't execute, we didn't tackle, we didn't wrap up."

Quarterback Barry Brunetti

On game: "I just had to come in and help give the team a spark.  Our offensive line did a great job blocking when I came in, and our receivers did a great job, as well as our backs running the ball."

On coming into the game: "It's always the coach's decision so I just have to stay humble and stay ready like they tell me too when my time comes, and it happened to come today.  My team also helped me out.   Without our offensive line we couldn't have done it."

On long the run: "It was a great run, but like I said, a lot of credit goes to my receivers blocking downfield, it made me determined to see my receivers blocking downfield to keep going."

On Egg Bowl: "I've known about this game coming from Memphis, I was recruited by both schools, so I've known about this game and I'm ready to help bring the trophy back to Ole Miss."

Defensive End Kentrell Lockett

On Egg Bowl: "You always want to come out at the end with a win, so we have to get back to the drawing board and correct some things and try to get the win.  That's the battle, it's the only thing we have to play for, and we have to win.  We have to leave something for next year, leave something for the younger guys."

On the final game: "It's crazy, I've been to this point a couple times, I've been a senior three times now so it's kind of bittersweet. I was emotional at first then I was happy and now I don't know how to feel.  I've experienced so much, that I'm really just trying to go out with a bang."


LSU Head Coach Les Miles

On game: "Our football team came here today to get another conference victory, and they came here and played well. Our defense played extremely sharp to start. The opportunity to score early in the game was kind of an indication of how the game went. With that being said, it's unfortunate to have a coach at the end of a home stand in a fashion like today. We look forward to our future. It's something that we're really pointing to. It's a short week, but we look forward to playing a very talented Arkansas team."

On decision to kneel: "I didn't want to take a five-yard penalty, so I called a time out. Then at that point in time I realized that I didn't want to score again, so I told him to kneel on it. I used the clock and the opportunity to be right."

On Ron Brooks: "He's a very key guy on this team. In the stretch, he'll be counted on. He plays so much that he's very much a starter."

On the desire to be dominant in this game: "I really don't think that was the case. I really think that this team realizes the path that it's on. I did not bring it up. It was not an example to point to. I think our football team recognizes that for our destiny and the things that we need to do. I never brought up the example of any other team."

LSU Players

RB Michael Ford

On taking an early lead: "That is determination. We have one goal in mind, and that is to get to the National Championship. We have to play very hard to keep doing that."

On defensive scoring: "It definitely takes the pressure off. They go in there and do everything for us."

S Brandon Taylor

On solid defense: "We looked very good. In the second half last week we came out kind of slow, but we did not want to do that this week."

DE Barkevious Mingo

On coming out strong: "We had a very good practice this week. We really got everybody focused and really came out and played how we needed to play."

On Ole Miss fumble in end zone: "I really wanted it and it was right there. We still got the score though, so it did not matter too much."



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