Illinois v.s. Miami (OH): Key Quotes From Illini Players

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RB Josh Ferguson

On offensive coordinator Bill Cubit: 

“He’s changed the culture of our offense in the past year he’s been here. He’s a genius. He puts us all in the best positions for every single person. The quarterback is playing well, I’m playing well, the running backs are playing well – as well as the wide receivers and tight ends. We’re just excited to be under his guidance.”

On what the offense will have to do next week at Nebraska: 

“We’re going to go up there and give them a fight. It’s Big Ten play so we’re going to give it our all. We will be prepared.”

LB Jonathan Brown

On how much the defense wanted the shut out: 

“Man we wanted it. We worked for it, but I still think we improved in the things we need to improve on. So I’m not too mad, but we wanted that shutout.”

On the defense’s performance today: 

“We played our best game. We definitely made some mistakes, but we improved on things from last week, which was tackling. I thought our tackling got a whole lot better. Now we’re just focused on getting to Nebraska.”

QB Nathan Scheelhaase

On the importance of Josh Ferguson to this offense: 

“Yeah he’s playing great. I think he is doing a lot for us in the running game, the pass game. He’s another guy – you can move him around. You can do a lot with him. He presents a lot of threats with what he is able to do. It helps our whole offense out, because I think the defense really has to pay attention to where he is at all times.”

On what clicked after the first quarter: 

“I think really it could’ve been a better first quarter had I put the ball where the receivers needed on that second series. But I think the guys came out ready to roll and that’s what we need as an offense. We talked about starting fast and getting things going. I think we really saw that today. Like I said, the only series I think we didn’t really play up to par was when I just missed two throws. Guys were running wide open. So that’s great to see from our offense.”

All quotes are from fightingillini.com.

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