Dan Hawkins Quotes

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Opening Statement
"You have to tip your hat to Nebraska. They're a good football team. They did a nice job today making plays you have to make. When you come into somebody else's house, you have to maximize your opportunities. In the first half we missed some opportunities to either stop them or score ourselves. When you play really good football teams, you can't pass up those opportunities. It makes it tough on you certainly later down the road."

On being involved in a game with so many trick plays
"I've seen some of that stuff before.  You have to give them credit for being creative."

On running back Mell Holliday and his 44-yard touchdown run
"He did a nice job. Obviously we would have loved to probably get him a few more touches but he made a great run. He's just a tough, hard-nosed guy."

On Holliday returning to his home state
"He had a little fire going I think. That always happens a little bit. I think he had a little extra mojo in there."

On Nebraska's fake field goal when backup quarterback Joe Ganz was lined up as kicker
"We've seen them (Nebraska) line up and do some things like that before. Ultimately, we had a guy back there - we just didn't cover the thing, so you have to give them credit."

On if not maximizing the opportunities was a microcosm of the entire season
"A little bit. And when you have a team that is sort of searching for itself a little bit, you have that. You're a team sometimes that looks for proof rather than creates proof. Those things will come."

On a breakthrough moment this season that never came
"We probably had the chance at Georgia. That was probably the one that slipped away and I think probably would have meant the most. And (it) certainly would have given us some inertia to keep going from there."


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