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Oct. 1, 2011

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Penn State Coach Joe Paterno

On offensive performance:
"I didn't think we looked perfect. We have to do some things better obviously. Not staying on blocks; we didn't do a couple of things there. We'll go back home and try to get a little bit better. But, every time you say things like that, you take away from the other guy. I thought the Indiana kids played with a lot of enthusiasm, they hustled on all the plays and I though their tackling was very good. So we've got a lot of work to do, but I think you've got to give the Indiana coaching staff and the kids a lot of credit."

On offensive performance versus Indiana:
"You know darn well that one week a team can play with a certain intensity and another week a different one - certain things happen differently. Indiana played down at North Texas last week, they didn't play at home. I just thought it was a good tough football game. The Indiana kids played well, they were well coached and the best things about us was that we hung in there. We've got a lot of work to do, I won't disagree with that. But we hung in there and won the game. That's what you're supposed to do."

On turnovers in the Red Zone:
"It's a mindset maybe. I don't know. I think we're wasting too many opportunities. I think if you waste too many opportunities, sometimes you just don't have enough, your defense can't keep you in the game long enough for you to win it. I thought our defense played a good solid football game, as they have all year."

On quarterback situation:
"I really haven't thought about that. We played both kids again and I think both of them did a decent job. I don't think either one of them played a better job (than the other) today, but they both hung in there. I think we'll go back home and we'll take a good look at it. We play a good, tough Big Ten team next week, we'll be at home and I think we'll see where we have to go. But I have no intentions of concern. I think we'll take a look at where we are and what we can do to get a little better."

On offensive line:
"I didn't think we were staying on blocks. I think remarks about Indiana last week may have had a little bit of an impact on how they went into this game. They thought that it was going to be easier. The Indiana kids played a much better game obviously. At least I would say that they did. I think that's a credit to their coaching staff. We didn't stay on blocks and we had a couple missed assignments. Guys at this stage I would hope would be a little bit better."

 

 

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