One-on-One: Quinn Mecham

Sept. 29, 2010

Quinn Mecham

Kansas junior quarterback Quinn Mecham transferred from Snow Community College in Utah prior to this year, and will be listed as the No. 2 signal caller after sophomore Kale Pick suffered an injury.

While at Snow, Mecham was twice named an all-conference performer and twice earned national player of the week honors. He threw for 1,851 yards in two seasons with 25 touchdowns and five interceptions. During the Jayhawks’ Tuesday press conference, he sat down with for a question and answer session.

What has this season already taught you?

“I think it has taught me to work through adversity. Obviously the first game was tough, but you just have to stay focused on what everyone is doing.”

Stepping into a new role this week, how do you think you will grow?

“I think with my knowledge of the system, I will definitely get some experience (doing other things), but I don’t think things will change that drastically. Just getting the (extra) reps (during the week of practice) will be the most different. I have been in the quarterback meetings, so I know what is going on and feel like I can step in and help while Kale (Pick) is out.”

What made you choose to play at KU?
“When I took my visit here, I felt really comfortable and it was just the right fit for me.”

What was it like growing up with 12 siblings?

“It was fun, exciting and pretty competitive. I was the youngest, so you kind of learn from your older brothers and want to compete with them.”

Did many of your siblings play sports growing up?

“My four older brothers all did. So it was always fun to play against them.”

How are you preparing for Baylor?

“It is just the same as every other week. I’m going to the quarterback meetings and breaking down film. I am going to prepare like I’m going to get some playing time.”

What are your personal goals after you finish at KU?

“I am definitely focused on my academics, so I just want to do something with my degree (business) and try to benefit society.”