Minnesota Head Coach Tim Brewster Post-Game Quotes
November 15, 2008
Minnesota at Wisconsin
Camp Randall Stadium
Opening Comments: You know its hard to put into words that feeling in my stomach. You just pour your heart and your soul into the effort and into winning the game and then not get it done. Im just extremely disappointed for our football team and our players. Again, they poured their heart and soul into it, and we came up short.
On the second half: You know what, credit Wisconsin. They came back in the second half and really played well. We played what I thought was a pretty solid thirty minutes and set the lead and didnt finish it out in the second half. Again, Id like to credit Wisconsin more than diminish our guys. Our guys played hard. We have so many young guys that did so many good things in this game. But that doesnt make us feel any better at this particular time.
On the amount of injuries: You know what, injuries are part of the game. Wisconsin lost players in the game. Injuries are part of it and how you respond to it is going to determine victory.
On Minnesotas offensive situation and the two Badger safeties: That was a really tough stretch for us right there. But again, I feel so good about our team. We had a chance to kind of drop it back and lay it down there, but we wouldnt, we didnt lay down. At the end of the football (game), we scored, we went for two, and we were fighting and scratching to stay in the thing and thats what its going to take for our football team as we move forwardto understand that playing a full sixty minutes is what its all about.
On Minnesotas offense in the first versus the second half: Wisconsin pressured a little more in the second half. They hardly blitzed, maybe one time, in the first half and in the second half they felt like they had to pressure to get to (quarterback) Adam (Weber) and we didnt do as well in holding up in front, and we understand that. That was something that was just established today. We understand where we need to improve and where we need to get better.