TE Chris Gragg (on them mood of the team) - "After the game especially it was a lot of down faces. We were very disappointed in ourselves. We let one slip away. We had the lead most of the game and we let it slip away. Now the team is focused. We let that go away. We watched the film. I think we've buried it as a team and I think we're looking forward to Alabama."
TE Chris Gragg (on how the team has maintained its focus on Alabama) - "Easy. Our coaches put it to us in the team meeting when we got back, before we watched the film. Just watch the film and be critical of yourself. You have to point the arrow at yourself first and look at some of the things you did. Then look at it as a group, offense, defense, special teams. And we did that. And now we're just focused on trying to get better every day and get ready for this big SEC opener and Alabama."
TE Chris Gragg (on what QB-Tyler Wilson means to the offense) - "Tyler is our leader. I know if he can be out there he's going to lead as much as he can. If he can't be out there he's going to lead as much as he can in that quarterback room getting those other quarterbacks ready to go. We'll ride with Brandon Allen or whoever is at quarterback."
TE Chris Gragg (on playing in front of a national audience) - "It's a big game for us. This is Arkansas-Alabama. We still feel like we're a top 10 team in the nation. They're ranked number 1 right now. They're undefeated and we have one blemish on our record. We're 0-0 in SEC and we know that this is a big game, like it always is every year that I've been here. It has implications on what happens in the SEC."
TE Chris Gragg (on supporting head coach John L. Smith) - "We still believe in John L. 100 percent. Everybody on the team does. Nothing has changed. Like you said, we took a loss. And we looked at it as ourselves as players. We looked at the film and saw some things that we could have done right. People might talk about John L., but everyone in the Broyles Center that comes to work every day, we're still behind John L. 100 percent."
TE Chris Gragg (on leaders that have stepped up since the ULM game) - "Our team captains, of course. Travis Swanson, Knile Davis. I've tried to become a leader and make sure that everything is going right. Just our captains in general, and all of our seniors, especially because this is our senior season, and we already have one loss, and we want to make it as best as we can."
TE Chris Gragg (on how that leadership message has impacted the players) - "I think the young players were a little shell-shocked, because they didn't know how to handle the media and the things they were saying on their Twitter and everything. And we just told them that this has been like that before. Losses happen, that's why you play the game of college football. You just have to stay positive. It's a new week - keep going to work and get better."
TE Chris Gragg (on QB-Brandon Allen) - "I know I talked to him when he went in the game. At halftime when they said he was going to be starting, I told him that we were going to go out there and do the best we can for you, make plays for you. This is the fun part, this is the game. We've seen what you can do in practice, now you've got to do it in the game. After the game when people were trying to bash him, he had his head down, I told him to pick his head up, we're still behind you. You've got playmakers and you can make plays. We just have to go out there and work. Get our stuff right, timing right, chemistry, and go out there and try and put on a show."
TE Chris Gragg (on avoiding second guessing) - "You look at yourself first. You can't look at anything else unless you look at yourself. There's always something that you could have done or something that you could have done better to make the team win. I think that's how you look at it - just put it all on yourself. If everybody puts it on themselves, we're going to come together and everything will work out fine."
TE Chris Gragg (on Alabama) - "Alabama, they always have great recruits and they have great players to refill those great players that left. Their record, they're 2-0 and they've put out great defense numbers so far. So we just have to go out there and execute. We know our coaches are going to come out with a great game plan, and we just have to go out there and execute."
TE Chris Gragg (on dealing with injuries) - "When you see something like that in the middle of the game, it just tells you that those guys were playing hard. They were giving it their all, and you hate to see that type of thing happen. I have been through those types of injuries, season-ending injuries, major injuries. You just have to tell those guys to continue to rehab and be positive because with the way that medicine is and the doctors around here, you can get back to the field very quickly. And it just depends on how you rehab how much stronger you are when you come back."
TE Chris Gragg (on RB-Knile Davis) - "Knile, he's a hard worker. There's not really much you have to say to pick up Knile. He comes to work every day and tries to get better. I know from the weight room, to practice, to film watching, this is motivating him even more. Just because some people are jumping off the bandwagon, people are saying that it's our coaches, it's us, we should have beaten them, our season is over, it's just motivating him even more and it's motivating our team even more."