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[Premium article] Gene's Page correspondent Brent Bozeman recently interviewed Mississippi State quarterback Kyle York. Kyle candidly talked about his first start against Oregon, the Egg Bowl, the new football coaches, and many other things.
Kyle, I appreciate you taking the time to do this interview. Before I ask you about your impressions of the new coaches on staff, I was wondering if you could answer some questions about last year's season. Particularly, tell me about the Oregon experience. How did you find out you were going to start and what went through your mind?
"I found out on Thursday night right before we left for the airport. Coach Sherrill had just come from a meeting and addressed the team with the news. I was incredibly nervous at first, mostly because of the shock. All I could think to do was pray that God would help me to remain confident for myself and for the morale of the team."
How did the team respond to that difficult situation? How did they respond to you during the game?
"You could see disappointment in their eyes at first, simply because it was such an unexpected turn of events for us. They all picked me up, however, and expressed their belief in my ability. They supported me a lot as the...