UCF-Texas Postgame Quotes

GO KNIGHTS George O'Leary's Knights fell just short against No. 6 Texas.
George O'Leary's Knights fell just short against No. 6 Texas.

Sept. 15, 2007

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George O'Leary Opening Statement:

Give Texas credit, they made more plays than we did. You can't give a team like Texas good field position. I was proud of our players. They hung in there. They came back. I asked them to do three things before the game: play with great effort, play with enthusiasm and play to win. I thought we did that. I think we played a very good football team. They made plays when they had to make them.

On never giving up:
Our football team is a solid team and they have good chemistry. They did what I asked them to do and that was play a full 60 minutes. I think the turning point in the game was that fumble that made it 17-10. That swung momentum there. Tough loss, but we start conference play next week so hopefully we'll regroup.

On Bright House Networks Stadium:
I think the fans were outstanding. I think the dynamics and what is going to take place here is great. I think the fans were into it the whole time. I think I am proud of our fan base and our university and what they've done. We have a great future in that stadium. I told our players I don't want to ever walk off that field again without protecting our home.

Kevin Smith

I wanted this one... personally I did. I think we played with great effort. We played all 60 minutes of football. I think we answered when we had to answer. We were down some points and we came back and we scored. If anything, I think we'll take that to practice.



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