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Oklahoma football: What they're saying about the Cotton Bowl

by Jason Kersey Published: January 5, 2013

Here is a look at what coaches and players were saying about Texas A&M's 41-13 win over Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl:

* Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin: “You know, my voice is about gone. But these guys I think tonight was really indicative of this season. It's one of the teams I thought in the country that truly got better every week. We didn't always do everything right all the time, but I don't think there was ever a game this year where these guys didn't play with tremendous effort.”

* Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: I'm not really worried about the future and that right now. I'm really enjoying this. Some of the seniors, the last time they'll get to be in the locker room with all of us. Just enjoying the time with all these guys, that's what my main focus is.”

* Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard: “Going forward, I know we know what we have to do ... If anything, this will be a huge motivation through the off-season, cause us to work harder through the off-season, and to come back next year as good as we possibly can be.”

* Oklahoma safety Javon Harris on Manziel: “You've got to give it to him. He's not a Heisman winner for no reason.”

* Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, asked if this 10-3 season feels better than last year's 10-3 record: “Obviously it is. They're not even to be compared. This game is disappointing in every way for me, for us. But the rest of the season was pretty positive, and another Big 12 championship.”

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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