LAWRENCE, KS - OCTOBER 15: Head coach Turner Gill of the Kansas Jayhawks watches from the sidelines during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners on October 15, 2011 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Just a few quotes from after the game. The offense took ownership for this one and it clearly was viewed as a lost opportunity by everyone from the fans, to the players and staff. Time could be running out. Baylor, A&M and Missouri left on the calendar. A win against any of those three would be a huge surprise. Still you have to tip your cap at least a little to the way this team fought at times, it just isn't consistent enough to snag a win just yet.
Kansas Head Coach Turner Gill
On the score being so close:
"It hurt, we had opportunities to win the football game, but we didn't make it happen. There were some good things that did occur for our football team, we played well, we missed some opportunities, but we have to keep competing"
Kansas sophomore quarterback Jordan Webb
On the difficulty of a close loss:
"Our defense definitely gave us a good chance to win, but like I said when it came down to it we, our offense, just couldn't get it done. A loss is a loss, but when you're that close and the game is almost in your grasp, it's definitely different."
Kansas sophomore running back James Sims
On difficulty of a close loss:
"Every loss hurts. We were in the game all four quarters and we came out and executed, but we just were so close. But I really felt like we got better today. Coach Gill's motivation is going to keep pushing us through the weeks."
Kansas sophomore kicker Ron Doherty
On kicking the tying field goal:
"I am always ready at all times, Coach Stamn told me to be ready to go in at all times. It was a great feeling kicking the first field goal of my career in college, it's under my belt and it felt great."