Sophomore defensive tackle Anthony Johnson on the Aggie offense: “They’ve got an athletic quarterback. They use him in a lot of schemes. He can throw the ball real well. Their offensive line is a veteran one. They have two good offensive tackles and the interior line is very good too, so I think it’s going to be a good game for us.”
Johnson on the Kyle Field atmosphere: “They’re called the 12th Man for a reason. I’m going to see if it’s louder than Tiger Stadium. It’s my first game at Texas A&M. I’m pretty excited for it.”
Johnson on coming off of a win vs. a loss: “We have the same mindset every week. We motivated our offense last week and told them to get better. We had a good week, and we got better as a whole team.”
Junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger on his opposing the A&M offense: “They’re a team that like to put up a lot of points, and the best way to keep them from doing that and to help our defense is to keep the ball. That’s how we play football here, it’s been like that as long as Coach Miles has been there. And that’s what we’re going to do this week to ‘secure victory’."
Junior defensive end Sam Montgomery on USC QB Connor Shaw vs. Johnny Manziel: “Very similar. Break tackles, break contain. Good eyes. We just have to keep outside containment, keep our hand placement inside to make sure the quarterback doesn’t break containment, squeeze the pocket so you can get him in an uncomfortable position.”
Junior linebacker Lamin Barrow on mobile QBs: “We’ve been facing some mobile quarterbacks the past couple of weeks. This is probably one of the most dynamic in the country, so we’re going to have to keep our eyes on him.”
Barrow on freshman LB Lamar Louis’ first start: “Lamar did a great job against an SEC powerhouse like that/ He did a great job lining up, and he was out in pass coverage. Overall he had a great game. We all had mistakes, and we have a lot to build upon, but being a young guy and playing the way he did, hat’s off to him.”