Kansas Player Quotes

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Kansas Player Quotes
Nov. 5, 2005

Kansas Senior Defensive End Charlton Keith
On the win
"The victory today -- you see the smiles on the fans' faces who have been around through the wins and losses of KU versus Nebraska. It was good to see them smiling."

On the game
"I come out and play hard every play. As a team, it was the best game we’ve played all year and it was very satisfying."

Kansas Senior Quarterback Jason Swanson
On his composure in the huddle
"I think it helps (our offense) out a lot to see that if things are going wrong and coaches are getting mad, that I’m still in there smiling and joking. Once that gets in their mind, it picks their spirits up a little bit, and that is what is really important."

On the celebration
"It is a great feeling. A lot of people came up to me and gave me hugs saying `thank you.’ It was like I was doing them a favor, but they do us favors by coming to the games. It is just a great feeling to help people after the 36 years of history they have been through."

On the game
"It felt good to go out there and dominate from the very beginning. The defense played a phenomenal game, and when they do their thing and we keep them off the field, it gets us going. Once we started scoring touchdowns, it was downhill from there."

Kansas Junior Running Back Jon Cornish
On the atmosphere following the game
"People have never been this happy. Missouri was a huge win, but we have done that three years in a row. Nobody has done this for 36 years. We all had a lot riding on this game for our bowl berth. Other than that, we had a team that had beaten us for so long that nobody thought we would ever beat them; and we changed that.

On his touchdown run
"We had a draw called and the blocking was great, so I got through the line just fine. I just tried to go as fast as possible. I correctly timed my strong-arm and it connected perfectly. After that, there was nobody else, just me in the end zone."

Kansas Senior Linebacker Kevin Kane
On the victory
"Nothing is better than this right now. When you beat a team like Nebraska, with the tradition they have, it is great for this program. We have to keep it going and we are going to have to fight like that every week."

On the fans
"Our fans were great. We had a mixed crowd today, but our fans overpowered them. I am proud of them and glad that they are there. We have one more game left (at home), and hopefully it will all be blue."