2008 Nebraska Football

Nebraska at Texas Tech 

Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas

Oct. 11, 2008

 

Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini 

On talking to the players after the game

“I said those things hurt us. We’re still beating ourselves. We’re still doing some things penalty-wise, dropping coverage, busting assignments, things you can’t do against a good football team. They’re a good football team, and a well coached football team.”

 

On the potential of his team

“Like I said all along, there’s character in the room, we have to play smarter. We’re not about moral victories. Nebraska never will be as long as I’m head coach. If we start being about moral victories, you need to get a new coach.”

 

On limiting Tech play

“I thought our offense played outstanding. We made some mistakes and there are plays out there on the field that we will regret that could have helped us win the football game, but we didn’t do it. Ultimately, we didn’t make enough plays in time to get it in the end.”

 

On the interception in overtime

“I told Joe (Ganz) this, I told the football team this: that play did not lose us the football game. There were a lot of plays out there for us to win the game. We would not have been in that situation without Joe Gance. That play did not lose the football game. It never does.”

 

On overtime play

“That first play in overtime hurt us. We let the back get away from us and that was unfortunate.”

 

On the next games

“(This game) doesn’t change what we have to do. We’ve got to go back to work. I told them one thing; this shows us is the potential we have as a football team. You can’t get too high or too low, you’ve got to just go. This doesn’t change what we’ve got to do tomorrow or the next game. We’ve got to keep progressing as a football team. You put in the hard work, you practice well, you learn the game plan, you do some things and execute.”