Postgame Quotes

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Sept. 4, 2010

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Purdue Player Quotes

Antavian Edison - So. - Wide Receiver

On moving on from losing opening game...
"We can't win them all, you know. Each game is going to have a different outcome. As far as our team went, I felt that we fought very hard. We just have to forget about it. We lost this game and just have to forget about it and go in to practice on Monday and move on."

On when he started getting a look at running back with the team...
"It was late in camp. We have our different personnel groupings and in different personnel's and different groupings I started getting some looks."

On what it means to him to get on the field...
"I just love the game of football. If I could play on the offensive line, I'd play on the offensive line. It's just a great game to play."

Kawann Short - So. - Defensive Tackle

On what caused the safety...
"It was (Bruce) Gaston and Ryan Kerrigan. I was just trying to focus on my gap and the next thing I know I looked outside and Bruce Gaston and Ryan Kerrigan had a safety. That was a turning point in the game at the time."

On what Armando Allen brings to the table...
"He's a very good athlete and we knew that his running game was sick. We knew we just had to stop the run, but as you could see we couldn't do as much as we wanted to."

On what one area could be improved on as a team on defense...
"We just need to fill our gaps. We need to play as one. Everybody needs to communicate more and louder. If everybody continues to scream and get everybody adjusted then we'd be a hell of a defense."

On the offense as a whole...
"We prepared for the last 12 months, but I was ready. We just couldn't get a rhythm going on offense. We kind of got a little rhythm going on the touchdown drive, but I though we never really got it going."

"We give credit to Notre Dame for kind of keeping us on our heels."

On the speed of the Notre Dame offense...
"I think it was some up and down. I don't think we had any problems lining up or keeping up the tempo. More of it was execution stuff on those big plays that counted more down the stretch."

On the play of the defense in the second half...
"We did show some signs of doing well, but we need to do that the whole game. We gave up too much early. Fighting back from that kind of stuff isn't going to help the team at all."

On the safety...
"You don't want to risk getting the quarterback too far deep in the end zone in that type of situation. We anticipated the run right there and guessed right."

On how the turnovers hurt the team...
"We made a lot of mistakes in the game, far too many, but we were still only 11 points away from tying it up so we can take that away from the game, limit our mistakes, and just play better as a whole"

On the speed of the game...
"The speed of it wasn't so much of a problem today, but they were the better team today, That's all there was to it today"

On Armando Allen and Cierre Wood...
"They both played very well. Wood brought a change of pace to the game, and Armando Allen was more of a physical back, and they both did very well today."

On overall play of the defense...
"I think we played ok. The defensive line didn't put as much pressure on the quarterback as we needed to. I, in particular, didn't put as much pressure on the quarterback as I needed to. I need to take that personally and have a great week of practice so we can make sure it doesn't happen next week."

On the loss as a whole...
"The bottom line is we made too many mistakes, and that ultimately does cause losing. We give credit to Notre Dame. They capitalized on our mistakes, and they were the better team today."