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HeadCoach Bill Snyder
On the importance of execution ina third non-conference game before opening Big 12 play…
"Continued improvement is vital toour program, hand-in-hand with discipline, and doing it the right way everytime. After the first half of the ball game last week, I was pleased with theprogress that we made and I think that there were stages in the second half,basically a six-and-a-half minute period in which I thought it all went out thewindow. What we don't have are those things on a consistent basis. You alwaystalk about starting and finishing the game, but somewhere in between you needto play pretty well also. Just the consistent discipline is vital to theimprovement that we have to make. Yes we made some improvement but at someinopportune times we took some steps back from that."

On Tyler Lockett's development as a wide receiver…
"Certainly he is a talented young guy who runs his routes extremely well.What I appreciate about him is the way he works at it, the way he genuinelycares. I will look out the window, in fact he is probably out there right nowcatching balls off of the jugs machine. Last night it was about 10 p.m. whenour players finish with practice late in the evenings on Mondays and I'mlooking out at about 9:45 p.m. and he is still out there catching passes off ofthat machine. He just diligently works at it because he cares and wants to beas good as he can be. If you have a whole bunch of guys like that things aregoing to be a lot easier."

On the relationship between Jake Waters and Daniel Sams…
"As a coach and as a person I have truly appreciated the fact that theyroot for each other and help each other out because that is what teammates arereally all about. We have always talked about being a good teammate and theyboth treat each other with respect and are good guys and handle the situationas well as you possibly could."

On getting running back John Hubert back to last year's form…
"I just want him to get back to the rhythm that he was in last year andthere are a lot of things that enter into that as well but I think we need toget John to run hard. You saw a couple of snaps last week where he was the oldJohn Hubert. He turned it loose, stayed on his feet, broke some tackles; Ithink he needs to do that on a consistent basis."

On the certain things that Massachusetts does well as a team…
"They have had some very prominent players who have not been on the fieldyet. Their running back has been hurt and out for two ball games, and theirtight end, who caught 46 passes last year, has been hurt and missed two ballgames. They are a better football team with those players in the game. I thinkthat they can spread you out and run the ball, and defensively I think thatthey fly around pretty well. I think they have an aggressive back seven thatfly to the ball and up front defensively they can hold their own. I know GregBurns, who works with their secondary now, was the coordinator at Colorado whenwe were in the Big 8 Conference and played the same coverage/style of defensethat we did and was very effective with it, and it is kind of a tough defenseto work with schematically. I think that they do a nice job and the other thingthat exists is that I know they are upset but it sounds to me like they are allon the same page and they care, and will be a highly motivated football teambecause of it."

On building trust with a new kicker and punter…
"I like to see them get better all the time, but I thought it was good forJack (Cantele) to hit a couple of field goals. He needs to continue to getbetter and improve and he understands that. I thought our punter Mark Krausehit the ball well in the ballgame. He averaged 47.5 yards per kick, netpunting, which is extremely good. He hit the ball up in the air and got it outthere and they did not have any returns, which is a very positive thing.Consistency is a key element and we just have to keep doing it."

On Jake Waters' four interceptions he has thrown this season…
"Well one of them bounced off the chest of a wide receiver so you certainlywould not consider that his fault, but the other (last game) that he threw wascompletely ill-advised. He has got to understand how to handle that so muchbetter. As I look at the turnovers there were two interceptions, two droppedpasses, in combination with ill-advised penalties, which is 21 points in theballgame. Those things were very, very costly. We have to be better."

Junior Tight End Zach Trujillo
On having a two-quarterback system…
"I think it's great. It really opens up our offense. Whoever coach thinkscan get the job done on certain plays, they will put in there. Whoever is in,we are going to block for them and do what we can. It doesn't really matter whowe have in. We are all teammates and I think everybody understands that."

On the importance of playing well in the third week…
"It is very important. Just like Coach Snyder says, ‘You only get betterevery day.' Coming into week three with two weeks under our belt, as long as wekeep getting better every day, it puts us in a good position to play well thatthird week."

On if there are differences in game management between Jake Waters andDaniel Sams…
"I wouldn't say there are really too many differences at all. Like CoachSnyder says, Jake (Waters) is the number one guy and Daniel (Sams) is numbertwo, so it does not really change much. I would say there are really nodifferences. When Daniel is in, I feel about the same as when Jake is in. Wejust have to execute the plays for them to work, no matter who is in."

Junior Offensive Lineman B.J. Finney
On the importance of this week's game ahead of Texas…
"Obviously we have to improve every week, and there is no reason to stopnow. We still have a long way to go to where we want to be, so every game isjust kind of showing us where we are at and where we need to improve. It givesus a different look than going against ourselves like we have been, so it iscrucial in that aspect."

On the offensive line's improvement in week two…
"I think we improved. We still were not where we need to be. We were notthat same nasty, physical offensive line that we were at the end of lastseason, and that is something we are still trying to work to get back to. It isjust every day a mentality thing to get nastier and being tougher."

On if it is enjoyable having two talented quarterbacks…
"It is kind of the same thing. It is the same routine in the huddle, thesame getting up, getting set and getting blocks so they can get their calls ifthey want to check the play. They are both working hard, both doing a greatjob. It is just my job to protect and give them avenues to run."

Sophomore Place Kicker Jack Cantele
On replacing his brother as the starting kicker…
"Fortunately I got to be behind him for two years. I didn't have to beforced in there before I was ready. I am ready now, and I got to see in himwhat it takes to be successful and hopefully I can duplicate what he did."

On how much his brother helped him…
"He really has given me advice on staying under control and not trying toforce anything. That has been the biggest asset for me."

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