Quotable: Indiana State

Bobby Richardson

Check out what Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson and his players had to say to the media after the 28-10 season-opening victory over Indiana State in our weekly Quotable feature.

Coach Kevin Wilson

On the performance of the defense…

"I thought sometimes we lost some containment with the quarterback in the pocket. But as we went on, we got better pressure later in the game. We tackled well for the most part. Didn't see a lot of missed tackles. Had some negative plays. We need to tighten our coverage up a little bit. We had our hand on the ball, got the ball on the ground and did get some turnovers out of it. But they're better, they're more athletic. It's still a start. It's not close to what it can be and ought to be, and not just from there.

You can always see numbers and say wow this number looks good, this number looks bad from the stats side. Just to me, it was a good start, but I think they've got a ways to go to really be a good game day defense.''

On deciding to go for it on 4th down multiple times…

"It was kind of at my discretion, so don't throw stones at Coach Johns. Couple of stones from mine kind of going for it…We just didn't manage it well. I actually think we should have kicked it when it was 4th and 4. I think that was more than the 4th.''

Running back D’Angelo Roberts

On his career-best performance…

“Everyday we need to strive to get better. I know I made a lot of mistakes out there today, probably had a lot that I made. I’m just going to focus and watch film and get better.''

On whether or not Tevin Coleman is an NFL back…

“Of course. I believe all my RBs are NFL backs. That’s how we think about anything.”

Linebacker David Cooper

On the performance of the defense…

“We showed a little consistency out there. We still have a lot of room to improve. For a start, it went well.”

On going up against a different offense after a long camp…

“We were real anxious to get out there and go against somebody other than our offense all the time. It felt good and our guys really loved it.”

Defensive lineman Bobby Richardson

On what the defense can do going forward…

“I’ve been around this team, I know what we’re capable of. We showed some of it today, but we need to start showing all of it.”

On going up against a different opponent…

“I felt like we did pretty well. We still have a long way to go, but we did well together. We just have to stay bonded, stay together and we’ll be better next week.”

Offensive Lineman Dan Feeney

On running the ball more…

“We kind of have to because Cody (Latimer), Kofi (Hughes), they’re all gone. Now we have to have a more physical presence as an O-line, so the young guys can grow.”

On returning from a foot injury that kept him out for all of 2013…

“It was good, I felt good. It was tough coming back and sitting on the sideline for a year, but I was glad to be back today with the team.”

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