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September 26, 2009 at 10:07 PM

A few quotes from Sarkisian

Here are a few quick thoughts from Steve Sarkisian:
— Sarkisian agreed that the running game on both sides was the key, though he said he didn’t think it was because of any letdown from the win over USC.
“We couldn’t get them to stop running the football,” he said. “They controlled the game that way. And in turn we couldn’t get the momentum back in our favor by being able to run the ball and being able to control the game. I don’t think that’s about a letdown emotionally. I think our kids were ready to play.”
— Of Locker, he said: “He tried really hard and sometimes that gets you into trouble.” He said that “it’s okay to punt” and that that’s part of the continuing maturation process.
— Of Gerhart he said: “Gerhart is an absolute stud. It’s not that we weren’t right there. He just had the ability to bounce off tackles. And offensively we needed to help our defense more and keep them off the field and we weren’t able to do that tonight.”
— Overall, he said: “There’s plenty of work to do. A lot of work to do. We are a young football team. But the goal is to continually get better and strive to get better day in and day out, week in and week out. I don’t know if we did that today.”
— Sarkisian also said there was a mixup on the opening kickoff, that the play was designed for the ball to be kicked to the left and instead it went to the other side.
“Whether that’s a miscommunication or not I’m not sure. I just know our guys were covering one side of the field and we kicked it to the other.”

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