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November 14, 2007 at 2:49 PM

A few words from Kent Baer

UW defensive coordinator Kent Baer talked to the media for a few minutes today (not the full sitdown we sometimes get). Here are some highlights:
OVERVIEW OF THE OREGON STATE GAME: We played better. Probably the biggest disappointment was that four-minute drive in the fourth quarter. A lot of short fields. To come out the second half the way we started, two straight turnovers, was big. … I thought we played really hard. I thought we played hard through the whole game. A friend of mine in coaches, a couple different friends in coaching around the country called and said ‘Gall, I watch you guys play. You play really hard.’ Sometimes you don’t look at that as a coach or think of those things. But someone noticed that on TV and when it comes from other coaches you feel good about it.”
ON CAL’S OFFENSE: The biggest thing is they are awfully talented, obviously. (Justin) Forsett rushed for 150 yards against USC (actually 164) and as a whole offense they had 200 yards rushing against Oregon State (actually 184), and to me that’s the two best defenses in the conference. That’s pretty impressive against those two fronts. They can run the football, they’ve got those two weapons at wide receiver, a veteran quarterback who understands what he is doing so they are a challenge and a threat.”
WHAT HAPPENED THE LAST DRIVE?: We missed some tackles, maybe guys trying to do too much. Had a little package going and we didn’t fit the run as well as I would have liked on a couple of things. Just guys trying to do too much, a lot of arm tackles, that can happen in a situation like that trying to get the ball back. Obviously that wasn’t a fumble at the end of the game but those are the breaks. We had one against Ohio State we didn’t get so that’s what happens in games.”
MORE ON CAL: I think Jeff (Tedford) does a tremendous job with quarterbacks. If you ever noticed his (play) chart on the sideline how big it is, he has it all. Go back and watch that Tennessee game, not sure they ran the same play twice. They had the whole off-season to work on it. It’s a lot of offense and he does a great job of teaching that system.

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