One-on-One: Angus Quigley

Oct. 21, 2010

Kansas senior running back Angus Quigley is in his sixth season with the Jayhawks. Quigley, who opened the season as the team’s starting tailback, is back in the starring role after missing a few early games with injuries. Last week against Kansas State, Quigley rushed for 70 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown. caught up with Quigley after practice on Wednesday as the team prepares to face Texas A&M this weekend.

On being a sixth year senior:

“Guys ask me certain things, I’ve been here a long time (and) seen a lot, so I feel like I’m one of the guys that people can come talk to, and help guys get through tough moments. I have been through tough moments myself.”

On returning to the team for a sixth season:

“I felt like there was a void in my career that I wanted to fill to be at ease with myself. I can say that I played in games in the position that I came here to play. I was out there, and I helped with the team and played in a full game, and helped the team in a real way, not just on special teams.”

On being named captain this season:

“I was honored. It’s always an honor to be a captain. There were times here where I thought that would never happen, but it came I was real proud that it happened. I just felt different because now people are going to look up to me and expect me to do the right things all the time. So it’s a big responsibility.”

On being switched back to RB this season:

“I was excited. This is my position; it’s what I’ve always played since I started playing football in eighth grade. When that chance came I was happy, I was very excited and I came back full speed.”

On having a break-out game against Kansas State:

“I came back with my legs healthy. It’s the only game I really rushed the ball in with any type of consistency, like number of carries, since the first game, and we all know that wasn’t a real good game for the team as a whole. We came back doing some different things against Georgia Tech, where I had a pretty decent game, but I ended up injuring my quad, and for the next few games I was banged up. I just got up every morning at six o’ clock, came and got my treatments, stayed with it, and it showed last week. I got out to practice last week, worked hard, ran physical, and when it was my time in the game I tried to carry it over to the field.”

On building on that performance for the rest of the season:

“Definitely, it was good to get back out there and get some contact. My leg feels fine, that was a big positive for my confidence, and whatever my role is, if it’s carrying the ball however many times a game that’s what I’m going to do. It was just good getting back out there.”