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Case Keenum and the Houston Cougars are giving their punter some unwanted time off due to their recent offensive successes.
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Joining us now that I'm making it all happened in Houston -- quarterback -- -- -- In -- -- -- -- -- -- ACL against UCLA last year did you ever think you get a chance to return and play for an undefeated team. In the conversation for the heightened. You know it's it's it's really it's hard to believe you know are really cannot. And a picture where I am right now back then it has been an incredible journey from from then until now and I -- to count my blessings diseases but if you join then you know it's just it's really cool to to see what's what's ahead of us as well looked what's out in front of us. -- had quite a run past -- weeks scored 265. Points. More than 1518. That college football scored off season. Yeah hunt on your team and if so what -- that he did there in the game. Well actually I decide this now and I got his is not too happy with this up for not -- I'm always. I think his a finalist for the ray guy award but. You know you gotta give him props because -- it and get the puck very much. And you love that case you're one of three undefeated teams left in the nation which trailing number. 08 obviously at number one law schools in the BCS rankings what's -- gonna take for you guys get some respect nationally. Well you know I think the only thing we can control and the only thing you know we can really do about earning respect as is just not winning you know -- We can't decide who we play are -- player or or what it said about us I think the only the only thing we can change in people's minds as. You know by its about winning and by about playing well that's that's so we have to do we have to go out there this Saturday and play well. It's another big conference game against SMU and you know we have to go out there and play our best. Yeah and SMU they beat TCU TCU just beat Boise say. So it seems like the went on Saturday will pitcher in the top ten right. -- I think that's probably for you guys discuss you know we knew we don't really get any votes when it comes -- that's not so. It's it's just our job to go out there and play well no matter who the opponent has been no less he's gonna come inner play really really really hard. And now we have to match their intensity so let's can be fun day game days here so you know it's going to be exciting -- all all around. -- had some close calls along the way including overcoming its when he seven point deficit to Louisiana Tech back in September. The largest in school history did you feel like your team is that team of destiny. Well I hope so you know I think I think there are guys who really confident we were playing. The way were preparing. You know we've come through a lot a lot of guys in the team have been. You know I think we're coming together as a team at at the right point in the season you know you don't want to peak too early and not. You know I think we're over hitting our stride in you know we're gonna come down the homestretch in and play well these next few games. Jason in the top five nationally in virtually every passing category including first -- touchdown passes and yards. Yeah you're seen as a long shot for the highs -- Andre -- won the Heisman David Klinger was a big time candidate for. Have you chatted with -- either one of those guys to see what it takes it to show the voters that you should be a Heisman finalist. Follow up talk to those guys but you know we don't really talk about that stuff and and and those guys know as much as I do that. You know we we really can't control what you know what happens and I'll let -- happen. You know I really don't thing I can do out there is is you know try to win try to win football games but my team in the best position. To be successful -- and now I really think that's any quarterback job in if I take care of the Cougars I don't -- other stuff will take care of itself. I already thrown for over 5000 yards in a season twice in your career you're on pace to become the first player ever do that three times. What would it mean to you personally to reach that number again. I'll -- me a lot you know I think it would mean that our team is being successful and that means even more you know I've got a lot of great. Great players that I can throw the ball to another do a lot of special things with the ball on their hands so. Got to give those guys credit got to get my office of large credit they've done a heck of a job. Keep in those defense a lot off this year to it's a lot to get the ball downfield to those playmakers. You just brought up your offensive line and they've only given up eleven sacks and Warner threw it to one passing attempts I know you love those guys. You're the married -- did a pitcher house eating you out of house and home because they're taking care of you. They actually do yeah are good about seventeen stakes the other night for a for those guys they came over and and abolish them all but it's as well worth it about to do that every week for no sacks no no knock down some it's it's definite word that. My life and and I both agree on that matter. Well it did she agreed that your wife Kimberly she's often seen at your games cheered you on that last week cameras spotter on a bullet not notes. I guess she really enjoy that kind of attention hot. Yes in our. -- but both things there because she got she got about ten text messages during that there in the third quarter asking that you really enjoy those not chosen. I told there's no really ladylike way need not tell that you know I think she did as best she could there. Pay not just metabolic and I kind of girl. I think they're taken sides now but that's the best of luck with that than you on Saturday. Thanks guys I appreciate it.