33 Total Quotes

Barry Alvarez Quotes

Barry Alvarez
We always talk about being a spark and swinging the momentum of the game and that swung it.
Barry Alvarez
#Game

Barry Alvarez
They all recruit hard, they play solid football, they all have a good plan. It's not just someone trying to out-formation you, they know what it's all about. I think the coaching in this league is very strong.
Barry Alvarez
#Football

Barry Alvarez
I think Joe has mentioned it and I've seen it written before, that our game may have cost them two or three games. They couldn't get that game out of their system, it was such a tough loss.
Barry Alvarez
#Cost

Barry Alvarez
I'm going to take the blame on that one ... because I called the swift kick. We should have just kicked it deeper. We flat out gave them three points. It's my fault for calling it.
Barry Alvarez
#Blame

Barry Alvarez
It's going to be a very physical game, a game where you're going to have to take on linemen and stop very outstanding backs and then still respect the throw. Where last week was you're spread all over the field, this is a little more conventional.
Barry Alvarez
#Game

Barry Alvarez
We hadn't lost morale. But when you fight for four quarters, it's tough to always bounce back. The offense kept us in the game the last two weeks and to get out with a win feels really good.
Barry Alvarez
#Bounce

Barry Alvarez
They came in and took my blood pressure about 10 minutes after the game, and it was off the charts,
Barry Alvarez
#Blood

Barry Alvarez
We asked them to jump up in there and play press man and I thought they did a pretty good job. I think it will help them. Every week they should get a little better.
Barry Alvarez
#Man

Barry Alvarez
Matt was probably 205 pounds when we recruited him. But we could see what kind of athlete he is. He has a big frame (6-foot-6). He'll get on the field. He's very athletic. He's really going to be something some day.
Barry Alvarez
#Athlete

Barry Alvarez
I love bowl games. I really do. I like it more than the kids do. I grew up a poor kid in western Pennsylvania, and I went to Nebraska because I saw them play in the Orange Bowl and I wanted to play in a bowl game. I cherish the memories.
Barry Alvarez
#Games

Barry Alvarez
When we win big games, our running backs play well.
Barry Alvarez
#Games

Barry Alvarez
Many times it's the teams that stay the most focused that win the games. There's a lot of potential to be distracted.
Barry Alvarez
#Games

Barry Alvarez
He's had some great games for us. The stage, the magnitude of the game, the quality of the opposition, his performance today should squelch any criticism. I thought he was fantastic.
Barry Alvarez
#Games

Barry Alvarez
That's two weeks in a row we've had to come back. Finally getting rewarded with a victory helps morale.
Barry Alvarez
#Victory

Barry Alvarez
(Hampton) isn't the most gifted athlete that we have, yet he takes so much pride in how he plays, he's on every special team and I just thought it would send a strong message to our special-team guys that we appreciate them and that's the type of effort and that's the type of play that we're looking for.
Barry Alvarez
#Pride

Barry Alvarez
I haven't seen any frustration. I really haven't,
Barry Alvarez
#Frustration

Barry Alvarez
I haven't seen any frustration, I really haven't. I pulled him over late in the (Indiana) game and told him to just keep going because I think it's just a matter of time. There have been probably three (runs) this year where he sees nothing but goal line in front of him, and somebody dives and just nips his toes. But he'll get some of those before the year is over.
Barry Alvarez
#Frustration

Barry Alvarez
A lot of it has to do with that. Guys put a lot into the past two weeks. We tried to address that all week. But our guys played two four-quarter games and put a lot into it. Sometimes you can only go to the well so often, to ask guys to strain. I just thought we'd play better. But you have games like this.
Barry Alvarez
#Past

Barry Alvarez
Coach Mason could have taken a safety, but that's his call and I'm not going to second-guess him.
Barry Alvarez
#Safety

Barry Alvarez
You have two ranked teams and I think this is the second-biggest stadium in the country. They talk about this maybe being the largest crowd ever at the stadium, national TV again, play for a lot; if that doesn't get your motor running, there's something wrong.
Barry Alvarez
#Country

Barry Alvarez
We were beaten by a very good football team.
Barry Alvarez
#Football

Barry Alvarez
You talk about low-key and unassuming and just a very talented young man who's a gentleman at all times. He's just been a joy.
Barry Alvarez
#Man

Barry Alvarez
Sure it's significant. We're keeping score so the game means something. We're here representing our league, our school. I want our guys to play well.
Barry Alvarez
#School

Barry Alvarez
I don't know if I'd do anything over. I'm sure I've made mistakes, but nothing that we haven't been able to overcome.
Barry Alvarez
#Mistakes

Barry Alvarez
Frankly, there are not too many guys in my business who can do it.
Barry Alvarez
#Business

Barry Alvarez
I'm very proud and happy that Brad has this opportunity. He is an innovative coach and really helped in the building of our program at Wisconsin.
Barry Alvarez
#Opportunity

Barry Alvarez
[In part, Alvarez has taken a liking to freshman tailback Jerry Butler for this reason.] He's a tough little guy, ... He's only 175 pounds, but he's a tough guy.
Barry Alvarez
#Reason

Barry Alvarez
We've studied the Bowling Green defense of a year ago, and what they did and their tendencies and their patterns. And we've also studied the Clemson defense as to what they did, what he (Lovett) seems to hang his hat on, and that type of thing. So it's been a little more of a difficult preparation for us.
Barry Alvarez
#Defense

Barry Alvarez
Many times they were trying to run with a linebacker on him, which is very difficult, if you're asking a linebacker to play run support and also play the tight end.
Barry Alvarez
#Trying

Barry Alvarez
John has practiced very well. He has thrown the ball extremely well through practice. You always like to see it carried over to the game. That's exactly what I saw - what I was expecting to see.
Barry Alvarez
#Practice