September 9, 2003
JUNIOR LINEBACKER Nick Speegle
Question: Are you glad to put the Texas Tech offense behind you?
Nick Speegle: Definitely. We are looking forward to playing BYU. They are a little more run-oriented.
Q: How much does the injury to Fola Fashola affect you?
NS: It definitely hurts us. Whoever steps in is going to have to step it up. He plays very hard, he's a motivator and is one of the oldest guys in our defense.
Q: Can you rattle the BYU quarterback?
NS: Yeah, if we establish our defense and blitz the right way.
Q: What is the significance of this game? If you lose this early in the conference at home, you could be in big trouble.
NS: Exactly. That's what it is. It is a conference game and we have to recognize that. We have to take our loss last year to Air Force and remember this is a conference game, this is the big time. At home, we have the advantage.