December 21st, 2014 | BAHAMAS BOWL


Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Day 2 Quotes


CMU Offensive Coordinator Morris Watts

On WKU’s Defense

“They’re a good football team. They give you a lot of different looks. They move their front and they do a good job on the back end too. What’s really impressive is that they play hard. I know their stats aren’t where they want them to be but they’re very capable of dealing you a lot of problems.”

“We need to possess the ball and score. Just possessing doesn’t mean anything. We need to score because they’re going to score some points. We’ve got to cut their number of possessions down and score a high percentage of the times we have the ball.”

“From being tired and getting them up early and all the stuff they had to go through getting down here yesterday, the longer practice went the more dialed in we were.”

“I thought last night was great. (the Welcome Party) was as good a bowl event as any I’ve ever been to. The kids had a lot of fun. The entertainment was good. The food was good. Of course you never have bad food at a bowl game but last night was really good.”

Quarterback Cooper Rush (Soph., Charlotte, Mich.)

“It felt great to get out here. We look around our practice field and we see palm trees so we’re just happy to be here and enjoying every minute of it.”

“It was a real sharp practice. It was about our 10th bowl practice so the game plan is all in and we’re just sharpening up after all the travel.”

“It’s our job as an offense, just score and keep the ball moving. That’s our game plan every week and that’s what we’re going to try to do. WKU’s a really good team so execution is key.”

“It was amazing flying in and seeing all the islands out there. It’s perfect weather. It’s not humid, nice little breeze. It’s just perfect. I just want to take in every moment of it because I may not come back here for awhile. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Offensive Tackle Andy Phillips (Sr., Lansing, Mich.)

“It’s awesome. For being the first bowl game they’ve had here, and one of the first football games I’m guessing, they’ve done a great job. I know everyone is excited to be here. It’s a great place and we’re having some fun.”

“I think it was a great practice. It was a ‘We didn’t leave Mount Pleasant’ type of practice. It’s beautiful out here, there’s a lot of distractions but our guys really focused in and practiced hard. It was a good day for us.”

“We’ve got to run the ball and control the clock. The more we have the ball, the less they have the ball. That will help our defense out and they can rest. It’s really important for us on both sides of the ball.”

“I try not to think about it (playing in his final game). I’m just trying to soak in every second and enjoy my last game with these guys.”

“I’ve never been out of the country so it was kind of crazy getting off the plane yesterday and seeing all the beautiful scenery. It’s been awesome.”

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