What they're saying at Big 12 Media Days

by Berry Tramel Published: July 23, 2012
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OU quarterback Landry Jones on wanting to finish drives himself:

“Absolutely. I mean, I wouldn't be a competitor if I didn't want to finish the drive and get down there and automatically start jogging off the field. So absolutely, I want to finish the drive. If Blake (Bell) comes in, that's great and stuff, but as a competitor you want to stay in and finish the drive.”


Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads:

“We'll go into all 12 football games with expectations to win. I firmly believe … we've got a two-deep that if one guy, his shoelace broke or he broke his collarbone, we could put a guy and we'd be OK.”

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein on KSU constantly having to prove itself:

“At the end of the day, some people think you're great and some people are going to think you're terrible. Ultimately what really matters is how we go about our business and how we prepare ourselves to win and how we go out and execute on Saturdays.”

Texas Tech receiver Eric Ward:

“I believe this. I think we have the most talented group of receivers in the Big 12. Quote that.”

OU center Ben Habern on the 2011 Bedlam game:


by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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