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What Kansas State players think of Alabama, if it has something to prove

Less than 24 hours from Alabama on the Kansas side of the Sugar Bowl.

It’s a rainy day here in New Orleans and the fans arrive. I’m flipping through my notebook for a little more detail on the matchup that will be shown at 11am from the Superdome.

So let’s take a look at what the Kansas State players had to say about their matchup against Alabama, who stood out, and more.

corner back Julius Brenz

What does he see in the film from Alabama?One thing that will definitely pop up is speed. They have a lot of good players in attack. They’re pretty physical too. Overall, they have guys in a lot of different places that could be a challenge for us, but we can get out there and compete with them.

What opportunities are presented in the face of programs like Alabama?It’s a big opportunity for us. This is the first time K-State will face Alabama, so it will definitely be a big challenge for us. We’re here for a reason and I’m looking forward to competing with them and seeing how we match up with them. “

Does Kansas State have anything to prove they’re playing a program like the University of Alabama?No, it’s just another game. We had the same mentality for every game, the next game, so it’s not like we have nothing to prove. I can do it. “

DE Felix Anudike Uzoma

Do you feel like you’re underdogs and have something to prove? “Yeah. I mean, this whole season, we were the underdogs. Looking at the preseason polls, no one thought we would win the Big 12 Championship. Today, we’re one of the top.” No one thought it would be, people thought it would drop to 6th place in the Big 12 conference or whatever.

So we’ve been underdogs all season, so this is nothing new to us. We’re still going to prove people wrong. We’re still going to go all out against Alabama.

Do you think you guys are as talented as the University of Alabama? “Don’t get me wrong. There are a lot of talented people in Alabama. There are a lot of five-stars. There’s a reason they’re five-stars. I’m not going to lie. But in the end, By the way, anyone can compete with anyone, so basically, to beat Alabama, it’s all about how you’re going to attack one day, practicing attacking, preparing to attack. What you do is honestly better.”

RB Duce Vaughn

If K State were to beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, how big would it be? “It’s going to be a big thing, but it’s one of the things I’m going to do tomorrow or Saturday and play for my team and try to win a game for my team. , it is by no means one of proof-type transactions.”

What does it mean to play a program like Alabama?it’s huge. Nick of Alabama football His Saban era is what I grew up watching. I have seen the rise of Alabama and how they have stayed on top over the years. This is a historical program. They’ve played games like this and more. They’ve been here for years, and from the last decade he’s won national championships for 15 years. So I am very excited about this opportunity. This is the game I’ve always wanted to play. A program like Alabama, playing against the top five teams in the nation in the Sugar Bowl. So I am very excited. “

LB Austin Moore

About Alabama/Who stands out in Alabama? “All the talent they have in every position and the explosive play they can create with that talent definitely stands out to me. The whole offensive line, the wide receiver core stands out, and Bryce in particular stands out for most plays with the way he scrambles, let me just say.”

Have you ever played a player that looks like Alabama? “I think TCU are probably the most similar in terms of explosive plays and quarterbacks who can scramble and keep plays alive. He’s a different player.”

What makes Bryce Young special? “It’s his ability to keep playing when things go down. A lot of his explosive play comes from that, when he’s still scrambling and running around.

What does Kansas have to prove? “Alabama is a dynasty of programs, great head coaches and top-level players, so I think that’s obviously a big yardstick. I would like to prove that

Tired of hearing about that dynamic? “I think it’s a little demotivating, but it’s true. We know they’re one of the top programs and we need to prove we belong here.”

OL Cooper Beebe

What do you see when you look at the Alabama tape? “I see a lot of great things. First, they are well coached. [Alabama] I think it’s one of the reasons why I’ve been so successful over the years. Like I said, they’re strong, they’re physical, they’re well coached, they don’t make mistakes, and it’s hard to beat a team that doesn’t make mistakes.”

LB Daniel Green

What is the difference with Alabama? “Up front, their athleticism is in line with their physique. They’re really athletic up front. I think that’s the biggest thing that I look at differently. I’m not saying there aren’t athletes in the Big 12. No, but if you weigh 320 or 330 pounds and can move your legs and pass blocks like them, it’s a good forward team.”

Who stands out when you watch a movie? “Their guards are pretty good. I’m going to fight them and work on it, and I’m excited about that.

Do you have any proof? “Yeah. All season I had a chip on my shoulder. It didn’t matter who we played against. This meant our defense was legitimate and not just good against the Big 12 teams.” It’s an opportunity to show that I played the SEC earlier this year and it’s the best.Nick Saban is one of the best coaches ever.Alabama is one of the best historical programs.Here It is a blessing to be able to come to and compete with them, and we are ready to embrace the moment.