Tuesday Morning Quarterback
Here are Monday's excerpts of Colt McCoy's comments on mackbrown-texasfootball.com
On what he is thinking on playing Nebraska: We haven't really got into all of our game plan stuff. I watched a couple of games. I watched a little bit of the A&M game and it seems like they were consistent in running the football. I think for us, we just haven't been consistent in running the football.
On if he has 35 carries in him: [laughing] Well I was tired after the game on Saturday. That was what was there. They were giving that to us a little bit and I just tried to do what was best for the team and keep the chains moving.
On if he is still looking to pass first: Sometimes the pocket breaks. I saw a few holes and I made a few yards and helped us out offensively a little bit. I was still looking to pass. Like I said, to be consistent on offense I feel like we were doing fine throwing the ball. We can throw the ball. We've just got to be able to establish the running game and that will help us out in all phases of the game.
On if he sees differences in Nebraska's defense from last year: I see a little bit, but I see a lot the same. They lost a few personnel guys, they lost their two really good defensive ends, but they've got a defensive end on one side that is like 6-8. They are still really big, strong and aggressive.
On Nebraska's numbers being skewed because they have played some great offenses: That's true. They played Missouri. I watched that game and Missouri was able to do what they do best. They were throwing the ball and moving the ball. They were at home and got some things rolling early on and it really took Nebraska out of their game.
On the defense forcing turnovers: On offense we have got to stop turning the ball over. We didn't turn it over at Iowa State and then we come in (to Baylor) and turn it over three times. We were fortunate for the defense to get a few turnovers during the Baylor game. It helped us out a lot.
On his tackle: I don't know. That was just a bad play. We didn't execute like we should have, we should of scored the play before and that play would have never happened. They came out and fought against us. They played really well on defense.
On being more consistent: We just have to do what we do. We know that we are better than that. We know that we can run the ball effectively. We just have to go out and execute. Somebody makes a mistake or somebody is not at the right place at the right time.
On Chris Ogbonnaya: I think Chris is kind of like a guy like Quan [Cosby]. He is really consistent. When he comes in, he is going to make the blocks. He does really well on pass protection especially on passing downs where they know we are going to throw and they might put some pressure on us. He is really good at stepping in there and making a block. He is good at carrying the ball.
On getting everybody's best shot: I really don't like that term either, but it is the truth. People are going to come in here and play their best. They are going to leave it all on the line because they don't get to play us every year or whatever. It's like going on the road. Guys are always going to be fired up and ready to play us.
On not having a home game for a while: It has been a while. I was thinking about that the other day. It has been at least three weeks. We are going to be motivated and ready this week because we are ready to get back into our stadium and play a good game.