Kansas Postgame Quotes

Sept. 11, 2004

Kansas Football

KU Postgame Quotes – Sept. 11, 2004

Head Coach Mark Mangino

On the game

“I am really proud of how we played. I felt we built off last week’s performance. Our defense gave another stellar performance and the offense was very opportunistic. This is a good win and we played well in all three phases of the game.”

On Adam Barmann and John Randle

“Adam is doing what he is capable of and John ran very well. They both had a good night. Adam had some really good throws and did a good job of recognizing pressure. Randle worked hard, ran all over the field and even passed blocked well.”

On the defense

“The defensive coaches had a great game plan. We’re playing with confidence and are very physical. We don’t have many headline players, but we have good team chemistry — and that’s how you win games.”

On the halftime lead

“We talked at the half about not letting up. We didn’t want to run up the score but we wanted to stay focused and play hard. We weren’t as sharp out of the lockerroom but the offense and defense did not let up. That’s the sign of a good football team.”

Quarterback Adam Barmann

On John Randle

“John’s a great back. He is real shifty and can make plays.”

On the game

“Regardless of the score, we still have to keep playing the game. Tonight I felt a little more comfortable in the pocket. We made plays tonight and got chunks of yardage. We just couldn’t seem to get into rhythm. That is what a lot of offense is about — timing and rhythm. When you get in that groove, things just really start clicking for you.”

Running back John Randle

“I was blessed tonight. The offensive line played really well and opened up holes. We were really explosive tonight. Adam stayed poised and the offensive line protected him — and he can throw, so that opens up everything. We can put points on the board, we just have to execute and get the ball down field.”

Defensive end Charlton Keith

On Toledo

“Everybody came off with a really tough edge and didn’t quit. We played a complete game and took it a step at a time.”

On the KU defense

“The defense didn’t want to let down and we feel that we didn’t play as hard as we should. We let them put up points late in the game and we just have to finish.”

On his fumble recoveries

“I imagine myself just making plays. I’ll do whatever it takes to win.”

Toledo Postgame Quotes

Toledo Head Coach Tom Amstutz


“We have to get better on both sides of the ball. We had too many errors such as fumbles, tipped balls that were intercepted and those kind of plays give teams the opportunity to score a lot of points in a short amount of time. I give Kansas a lot of credit for playing well and we have to get better as a football team. We have to execute and do the little things right. We have to shore up the defensive line because we played a lot of players there tonight. We just have to keep working.”


“It’s not going to be demoralizing to our team. We have too proud of a tradition to let this keep our heads down. We have to keep pushing and working our way through it.”


“I saw film of Kansas and knew they were a very good football team. I was impressed last week with their defense on film, they run really well. They’re a good, solid football team.”

Junior Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski


“A lot of little things went wrong tonight. Anytime we would start to get in a rhythm they would knock us down again. Most everybody on the team made mistakes tonight and we just have to get those fixed. Once we have some more time to get it together we will be fine. Kansas came ready to play. When you play a team like Kansas you have to have it all together, 100 percent.”

Senior Michael Broussard


“We prepared for them like we do for any other team. When they started to get going on offense we tried to respond, but they (Kansas) really played a great game. We knew what we wanted to do. We just couldn’t execute on the field.”

ON KU’S Adam Barmann:

“He is a good player. He always hit his man and he would look off receivers to keep us guessing.”