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Post-Game Quotes

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Post-Game Quotes

Post-Game Quotes

Arkansas vs. LSU – War Memorial Stadium – Little Rock, Ark.

November 28, 2008

Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino

“I can’t tell you how proud I am of this team. First and foremost, I have to give it to the seniors. They didn’t go out like we thought, but they kept fighting and working hard. We started fast like we did last week (at Mississippi State) and I liked the way we were at halftime. Everyone was confident we could come back.”

“Offensively, we were able to mix in the run. We got some three, four and five yard runs and were able to get some hard-earned yards with Dennis Johnson and his ability to make those hard yards. I am very proud of this football team.”

“(Casey) played well. He was really into (the game) all day, even in the first half on the sideline. He did a nice job keeping his poise when LSU brought a big pass rush. You have to take your hat off to him. He’s fought through a lot during his four years here and had to learn those different offenses. You feel good for him, personally.”

“I was looking at the clock (on the game-winning fourth-and-one call) and the corners were sneaking up. We called an all-go route. It was an excellent throw. I think Casey knew exactly where he was going to go as soon as the corner snuck up.”

“We wanted to squib the kick deeper than that. It wasn’t exactly how we practiced it during the week, but we wanted to make someone else field it. That was a scary situation with where they were and with the kicker they have. We thought we could go into a prevent defense and keep everything in front.”

Arkansas Center Jonathan Luigs:

“I remember the Miracle on Markham in 2002. I think I was a junior or senior in high school and I was at that game. This game was very similar to that one. It was two players making a play (London Crawford and Casey Dick) in the corner of the endzone and it was just an amazing finish.”

“We never doubted ourselves coming into this game but we knew LSU was tough. We work on the two minute drill all the time in practice so we felt comfortable on that last drive.”

Arkansas Free Safety Matt Harris:

“That was a good game. It couldn’t have gone any better.”

“We didn’t come with anything new play-wise on defense, we just had a new mentality and it really worked for us.”

Arkansas Quarterback Casey Dick:

It is frustrating to not start the last two games of your senior season but I was patient and made the most of my opportunity today. My whole career has been a great experience with plenty of highs and plenty of lows but it’s something I can look back on and be proud of.”

“My brother (Nathan Dick) and I are very lucky to be able to play on the same college team. Not a lot of people get to do that. We support each other in everything we do and through everything that happens and after it’s all over we are still going to be brothers and nothing can change that.”

LSU head coach Les Miles

“Make no mistake, Arkansas played extremely well. Their quarterback played very well.”

On the decision to kick a field goal to end the game

“I have seen him (Kicker Colt David) kick a 65 yard field goal. A play would have had to have been underneath and effective enough to score.”

“Arkansas did a couple of things that our team wasn’t prepared for but I felt our team did a good job.”

On the penalties

“Our players don’t understand how much that hurts our team. You can’t make penalties like that and expect to win the game.”

“We would have liked for us to come away with a victory for our fans, our school, and our state.”

LSU Linebacker Darry Beckwith

“To play as hard as we did and lose the way we did is heartbreaking. We could have played better on the first two (defensive) series. We have not lost five games as long as I can remember. They gave us a lot of different situations that we should have capitalized on.”

LSU Wide Reciever Brandon LaFell

“It’s hard for us when we fight as hard as we did and lose the game. I feel like we always have a chance to win with this type of offense. We are 3-5 in the SEC. That is a losing season for us. It’s hard.”

LSU Quarterback Jordan Jefferson

“We did everything we could, it just wasn’t enough. It hurts. I feel like I played well. I didn’t make too many mistakes. I wish we would have won, though. I kept my confidence. I felt like we were going to win.”



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