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Quincy Enunwa Quotes (Sept. 30)
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
09/30/2013
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Nebraska Football
Weekly Press Conference
Memorial Stadium
Pre-Illinois
Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

Senior Wide Receiver Quincy Enunwa
On entering Big Ten play
“I’m pretty excited. Non-conference play is always fun, but getting into the meat of your schedule and playing the teams that will determine whether or not you go to the Big Ten Championship is always fun.”

On differences playing with Taylor Martinez and Tommy Armstrong Jr.
“They both have similar playing styles. Obviously, Taylor is much faster, but they both bring a different confidence and swagger to the game. They both love to win. They both did it in high school, and they are both competitors on the field.”

On watching Illinois on film
“I’ve watched every game they’ve played this year. Their defense has some athletes out there. They play different types of coverage. It’s going to be a fun game for the offense. Obviously, I don’t know about the defense, but the offense will do what we can.”

On watching his own film during the bye week
“I do that after every game and during the week, so it didn’t really take a bye week to do that. I kind of looked at (Illinois) more. I watch my film during the week, while I’m studying the next team, just to see what I did wrong and what I could change for the next game.”

On what he can improve on
“We haven’t played against much man-to-man, so there’s not really a way to judge what I’ve done. I can change up different things in my routes. Definitely blocking-wise there are some things I need to work on. There’s nothing that I’ve perfected at all, so I can work on just about everything.”

On how he would grade his performance this season
“Knowing what I can do, I wouldn’t grade myself very high. There are some things still left out there. Stats wise, I’ve done better than I have in the past. But based on my performance on the field and things I can fix up, I wouldn’t grade myself very high.”

On catching passes from three quarterbacks
“A pass is a pass. When you go out there, you don’t think about that kind of stuff because then it starts getting into your head. I go out there and if the ball is in the air, it’s my ball. I don’t want to be worried about it being from this guy or that guy. Ron (Kellogg III) throws the ball harder than the rest of them, and I used to think about that too much. When you start thinking that he’s going to throw it really hard and he throws it soft, it’s unexpected. I just go out there and if the ball’s there, I’m going to catch it, regardless of who’s throwing it.”

On the quarterbacks’ arm strengths
“I think Tommy (Armstrong Jr.) throws the furthest and Ron (Kellogg III) throws the hardest.”

On rarely facing man-to-man defense
“Some defenses just don’t play it. That’s just their style of play. We’ve played other defenses in the past, Michigan State for instance, that do that. When we play them we’re going to expect it, but other teams don’t play it because it’s not in their game plan.”

On the Big Ten being a zone-defense league
“I think some guys just don’t want to put that much trust in their corners. Not to say they have bad corners, but they’d rather help them out with safeties.”

On UCLA’s man-to-man defense
“UCLA was really the only team that played man defense the whole way through. They had young corners and they still played man against us. They switched it up to zone every once in a while, but, like I said, Michigan State plays zone for the majority of the game.”

On getting prepared over the bye week
“We had a team meeting just to talk about our progress so far and what we need to do to reach our goals. I think guys responded knowing that there’s still a lot of season left, there’s a lot to improve and we had a bye week to work on those things.”

On the team meeting
“Coach Bo (Pelini) always has a team meeting the day after the game. He just told us that we’re getting into Big Ten play, so it’s time to pick it up and play better than we have. He said we knew what we needed to improve and that we should work on those things during the bye week so we could bring it to Illinois.”

On having Mondays off
“I like it. If I need to do something with my car, it’s nice because some places aren’t open on Sundays. I need to study, but Sundays I like to relax. On Mondays I have class so I can study right after it. I think the majority of the guys like it, but you’re not going to please everybody.”

On playing with different quarterbacks
“When you think about it, it’s tough. But when you’re out there, it’s not as hard as you think. I just go out there. It’s football. Whoever’s out there is going to take charge, and we know all three quarterbacks know what they need to do. Nobody’s out there not knowing what they’re supposed to be doing, so that’s a good thing. When you know you can have confidence in your guy, you know he’s going to put it in the right spot.”

On how Taylor Martinez has handled being injured
“He hates it. He doesn’t like being hurt. I talked to him the other day and I just told him that he has to back up the team and the guys that are playing right now. I told him when he comes back that he’ll be stronger than he was before. He’s a huge competitor, so obviously this isn’t one of his best times. But he’s working hard and he’s going to come back strong.”

On Big Ten motivation
“These are the games that are going to determine whether or not you make it to the Big Ten Championship. If you’re not motivated enough by that, then I don’t know what to tell you.”

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