Don Treadwell Quotes Purdue

Don Treadwell Quotes Purdue

Offensively, I'm sure you guys have already talked to the guys that certainly were standouts, and we're so proud of those guys.

Really our part was to just be a part of it; we're just so proud of them right now, I' m really speechless because there's so much emotion, as you can imagine, in the locker room. Especially with the senior class going out, we're just so proud of them hanging tough and just believing in what Coach Dantonio has put in place, and that is the character that these young men are resilient and they were going to find a way to win. We're just proud of what they did on offense even when adversity hit.

On the difference in play calls between successive drives...
It just depends on the situation. We've got a variety of things to look at, it's like a menu if you will, when you're looking at the game plan. You also have to have some give and take and some communication with the head coach, and a lot of times Coach Dantonio will share a few thoughts and we'll discuss that as an offense and decide what we need and where we want to go from there. Our young men come off the field and they give us great feedback, those guys are constantly coming off the line and saying, `Hey, we're getting this, we did see this or we haven't seen that, how do you want us to adjust.' Naturally those things typically happen with your quarterback all the time, and Cousins continues to do that, but we had it at every position. It was just a heightened awareness. Running backs talking about it, wide-receivers communicating. It was a good day in terms of a team effort.

On the team's rushing performance of only 95 yards...
I can't answer that just standing here. There's not a lack of effort, that's for sure. I think sometimes the flow of the game may put you in a situation where you're thinking a little bit about throwing the football and mixing some things in. We're going to continue to try to stay with what we do, and we want to be as balanced as we can. I think sometimes the game, maybe the tempo of the game where you feel like you need some momentum to shift, sometimes that may make a change in what you're doing.

On Junior Kirk Cousins performance at quarterback while battling injuries to his shoulder and ankle...
I think before you get to your technical abilities and those types of things, there's a will to win. That's why he's one of the unanimous captains of the football team as an underclassman. He brings that energy not just to the offense, but to the entire team. You can't put a price tag on those things; you don't coach those things up...What he brings to the table is tremendous and it affects the whole team.

On freshman Andrew Maxwell's series as quarterback...
He's always there ready to go, we like to sneak him in there when we can, no matter what the situation is. But this one dictated that at that time he needed to go in, and we have a lot of confidence in Maxwell.

 

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