Tucanos Media Luncheon Quotes: Nick Speegle
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/09/2003
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

September 9, 2003


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.