UNLV Head Coach Mike Sanford Postgame Quotes
Nov. 13, 2008
OVERALL ON THE GAME:
"It's fun to win. That is the first thing I'll say. I love winning. I think this is a big win for this football team and program. We have been on a three-game mission in the fourth quarter of our season."
"I am just very proud of our football. I am proud of what we accomplished tonight. We have a tremendous senior class that I am very proud, as far their attitude ad the standard and foundation they have set for this program."
ON WORKING TOWARD BECOMING BOWL ELIGIBLE:
We have been on a three-step progression to become bowl eligible and we have taken care of step two tonight. I thought our team played with a lot of desire and determination. I thought we wanted it. One of the things going into it was who wants it more and I thought we wanted it more."
ON THE PLAY OF FRESHMAN QUARTERBACK Mike Clausen:
"I thought Mike Clausen did a great job of taking care of the football. We won the turnover battle 3-0."
ON THE PLAY OF THE DEFENSE:
"Our defense is getting better and better, and it is now making plays and they are making plays as a group. They are playing together. We had tipped balls that other guys intercepted. That's when you're playing good team defense."
ON THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT TURNING THE BALL OVER:
"I think the fact that we have had no offensive turnovers the last two games. That's huge. Just in general our ability to not turn the ball over during the course of this season has been really good."
ON THE PLAY OF WIDE RECEIVER Ryan Wolfe:
"I don't want to sound superlative but I have coached a lot of receivers in my career and I have coached some NFL receivers, and some of the catches Ryan Wolfe made tonight and throughout the course of this year are better than any player I have been around."