OU football: What they're saying about Sooners' loss to Texas

by Jason Kersey Published: October 12, 2013

OU junior defensive end Geneo Grissom, on Texas:

“They came out and were ready for us. They hit us right in the mouth and we didn't react fast enough. We need to make sure it never happens again.”

OU junior defensive end Chuka Ndulue, on if his individual performance helps ease the pain of losing:

“It's a team game; that is how I feel. This isn't golf or whatever. This is football. If the team doesn't do well, it doesn't matter how many tackles or whatever. So no, it doesn't ease the pain.”

OU freshman running back Keith Ford, on his hard-nosed, physical style of play:

“Every time I step on that field, I try to go my hardest. That's really all you can do. I'm not playing for myself; I'm playing for the whole team.”

Texas offensive coordinator Major Applewhite, on the win:

“The game plan was very simplified, the schemes were very simple, but this game is not about coaches. It's about players. It's about players and it's a man's game. We found that out the last two years when we didn't show up. Today, our guys, I think they'd kind of had enough and they played well.”

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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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