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January 2014

Missouri Postgame Quotes - Transcripts

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

THE MODERATOR:  We'll start with an opening comment from Coach Pinkel.
COACH PINKEL:  What a game.  Oklahoma State is a really good team.  Just all the drama that you don't want as a coach in the fourth quarter we had.  We had a lot of adversity.  I thought our team handled the adversity very well.  Fortunately we made the plays we needed to make to win it at the end.
Very proud of our football team.  Wanted that trophy really bad for them.

Oklahoma State Postgame Quotes - Transcripts

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

THE MODERATOR:  We will ask Coach Gundy to make an opening comment.
COACH GUNDY:  It's a tough way to lose the last two games.  It's really hard on our team.  I was proud of our effort.  We had our chances.
Moving forward, we're very, very proud of the 28 seniors.  They fought all the way till the end.  We just didn't make the plays in the end.  They made the last couple plays.
But the Cotton Bowl has been tremendous.

Oklahoma State Postgame Notes

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

With the loss to Missouri, OSU finishes the season 10-3. The Cowboys are now 15-9 all time in postseason bowl games, which includes a 5-3 mark under Mike Gundy.

OSU is now 1-3 all time in Cotton Bowl games, winning in 1945 vs. TCU and also losing to Ole Miss in 2004 and 2010.

Serving as Oklahoma State captains for today’s game were Parker Graham, Deion Imade, Shaun Lewis, Clint Chelf and Caleb Lavey.

OSU’s senior class finishes with a 41-11 mark over the last four years, matching the 2011 Cowboys as the winningest senior class in school history.

Missouri Postgame Notes

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

The No. 8 Mizzou Tigers claimed the school’s second-ever Cotton Bowl Classic championship with its 41-31 victory over No. 13 Oklahoma State on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. It was Missouri’s third all-time appearance in the bowl, with the Tigers winning for the first time since the 2008 game (38-7 vs. Arkansas).

Head coach Gary Pinkel became Mizzou's all-time winningest coach with the Cotton Bowl victory. Through 13 seasons, Pinkel holds a 102-63 record, moving past legendary Don Faurot, who won 101 games from 1935-42, 46-56.

Head Coaches News Conference - Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel - Transcripts

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Opening Statement
“Just to mention some of the things that Mike said, too, I would say thanks to AT&T, thanks to the Cotton Bowl, second to none as far as hospitality.  And, you know, just everybody has been great.  The City of Dallas, everywhere we've gone, we've been treated with respect and kindness.  It is just a great situation that you have here.  And you do all the right things from our standpoint.  And our players have had a great time.

Head Coaches News Conference - Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy - Transcripts

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Opening Statement:
“From our administration, players and the Big 12, we want to say thank you to AT&T.  Bowl games are about an opportunity for the fans, coaches, players to enjoy a week.  And as everybody said, the Cotton Bowl's been terrific, the hospitality, everything involved.  We've had a great week.

“We're very excited about the game.  We want to say congratulations to Coach Pinkel, his staff, and his players for a terrific season, what they've been able to accomplish.

Missouri Tigers Defensive News Conference - Transcripts

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

On Missouri defense getting production from players that weren’t highly rated recruits
“To begin when you say highly-rated, I’m not sure who makes those rankings. Have you ever seen any of those people who give those stars? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But we have a certain system at Missouri that will follow and go through our little checklist. Like I always tell people, to me my wife is the most beautiful woman in the world.

Oklahoma State Offensive News Conference - Transcripts

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Opening remarks
“On behalf of the Oklahoma State football program, I’d like to thank the Cotton Bowl and the administration for their warm hospitality, their generosity. It’s been a wonderful experience for the coaches and players and also for our families.”

On running back Desmond Roland
“Desmond has had a tremendous season for us. I know Dez is really focused and looking forward to this opportunity to get back in front of his hometown and to be able to put on a great performance for you.

December 2013

Missouri Offensive News Conference - Transcripts

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

On playing alma mater (Oklahoma State) and former program at which he coached
“I see a lot of familiar faces and have a lot of familiarity with the people around the program. Other than that, you take the emotions out of it obviously. It is just another game and the truth is that every day I am with the guys in this room and on the Missouri team. That is where my heart and soul is every day in preparing to win the game. Obviously, do I have special feelings toward Oklahoma State, sure I do, it is my home it is where I played, the team I grew up loving.

Oklahoma State Visits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

DALLAS – The Oklahoma State Cowboys, along with Head Coach Mike Gundy, spent part of their New Year’s Eve spreading 2014 wishes, visiting the children of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

“This is a great experience for our team,” said Gundy. “Our team is very excited about participating in this year’s AT&T Cotton Bowl, but to be here with these children is a great opportunity for us and we will get more out of this visit than anyone else.

Oklahoma State Defensive News Conference - Transcripts

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Opening remarks
“It’s great to be here. We’ve had a tremendous experience so far. I’ve been to a lot of bowl games. This is hands down the best bowl in the nation, year in and year out. Somebody asked me yesterday if there was disappointment after losing the OU game and realizing we weren’t going to the Fiesta Bowl, and that disappointment turned right into elation when you find out you’re coming to the Cotton Bowl.

Oklahoma State Media Day - Transcripts

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Opening Remarks
“We want to thank the AT&T Cotton Bowl and everybody involved. We have been here a few days now the hospitality, accommodation, entertainment and facilities have been really good and our players have had a great few days. We are looking forward to practicing the next few days and preparing for a great game.”

On playing Missouri
“I think every game is important and we are excited about playing against Missouri, who is a very good football team.

Missouri Media Day - Transcripts

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Opening Statement
“First of all we are very excited to be here and a part of the 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl. It is a great bowl in a great city. Obviously this facility, AT&T Stadium, is remarkable. I probably can’t do it justice in description. We are excited about being here. Our fans certainly are too. We have had a good week thus far. One of our goals is to certainly have a good time when we are not focusing on the things we need to focus on.

Missouri Visits Children’s Medical Center

Monday, December 30th, 2013

DALLAS – Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel and the Missouri Tigers football team spent Monday afternoon visiting Children’s Medical Center in Dallas as part of the events surrounding the 78th annual AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

Players from Mizzou spent their time at the hospital interacting with patients in the center’s Butterfly Atrium, while a group of senior players and captains visited patients in their rooms.
Chris Durovich, president and chief executive officer of Children’s Health Services of Texas, welcomed the group along with former Cotton Bowl Chairman John Stuart and his wife, Barbara.


Sunday, December 8th, 2013

As much as things change, they remain the same. The Missouri Tigers will meet their old Big 12 conference foe, the Oklahoma State Cowboys, in the 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic on Friday, Jan. 3rd. 

“We are thrilled to have two of the top-ranked teams in the country with Oklahoma State and Missouri, and needless to say, Coach Gundy and Coach Pinkel have put together two great teams that deserved to be honored at the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic,” Tommy Bain, Chairman of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic said.

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