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Rice player quotes from Friday news conference

Junior quarterback Taylor McHargue

(on playing Air Force) “You know what you’re going to get against them. You’re going to get four quarters of effort. This is not the kind of team where any lead is safe, and it’s also not the type of team that if they get up quick, that they’re going to easily relinquish the lead. So we know we have to come ready to play right away. We’ve had a few games this year where we’ve started slow. We have to make sure that doesn’t happen this time.”

Air Force Player Quotes from BHAFB Press Conference

Nick DiJulio, Defensive Lineman, 6-4, 240, Sr., Overland Park, Kan.    

How did you decide to attend the Academy vs. other offers you had as you finished high school?

“It was really about coach Calhoun. He came to my high school, we talked, he’s a great guy and a guy you would want to play football for. I am very happy I made the choice to attend the Academy. It has been a great experience, one I would never trade for anything.”