"Could have hurt [the knee] last week. He didn't think about it then."
"You'll be all right. Just hang tough for now. The team needs you. You know we need you. Use your head."
"Why not just quit?"
"This is one game. We got six games down the line."
"Six games to sit on the sidelines."
"You can't walk off now, in the middle of a game."
"I'm just gonna leave because I ain't gonna sit on the sidelines for no one. I see what it's all about."
"What's it all about?" asked Hearne.
"I'm a guinea pig," said Boobie.
He finally agreed to go out for the second half, and he glumly watched as the Panthers lost to the Rebels by only one point, 22-21, despite having been three-touchdown favorites.