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October 12, 2009 at 2:57 PM

Locker talk

Monday also means the day that Jake Locker talks to the media. Here are the highlights of what he had to say:
Comparison of the feeling with this year’s team to last year: “I think your able to see that through the way this team plays and comes out and performs on Saturday. It’s a differnet attitude. There is a feeling that we belong here that the things that happen to us aren’t luck. It’s a product of the work that we put in and the effort we play with.”
On getting his back worked on during Saturday’s game: “No big deal. I kind of landed on it. Just a little bruise. Put a little padding on it.”
On whether he has more confidence throwing Kavario Middleton the last two games: “I don’t know if it’s having more confidence in him than I had before. I think he’s in situations now that give him the opporutnity to make plays more often. He’s been put in those situations and he’s done a great job. He’s making great catches and big plays for us. He’s a guy with a big body, a physical presence that we can go to when we need to make a play.”

On his 56-yard TD run:“It was the first time since I’ve been in college that I’ve had green grass in front of me and just kept running for a while. I hadn’t had that happen since high school. Yeah it was a little different than some of the ones iIve had but it worked out well i guess.”
On whether he likes the current run-pass balance of his game: “Yeah. I’ve said before I think this coaching staff will put together a great game plan for us week in and week out and puts us in the best situation to have a chance to win the football game. Whether that’s carrying it 10 times or zero times I’m fine with it.”
Is getting to a bowl game a goal?: Yeah, it’s a goal, but the best way to acheive that goal is to approach it like we have every game this season and that’s game to game. Because as we’ve seen already there are a lot of good football teams. If you look past anybody or look ahead to anybody it’s going to bite you in the butt. I think we just need to focus on our next oppoentn adn let the wins and losses take care of themselves.”
On the TD pass to Middleton: It was a play that we had ran on the drive before and completed it to Devin (Aguilar) in the middle on a shorter route. And on that play we got some pressure up the field. I was able to move out of the pocket and he was on a wheel route and it seemed they had dropped him in coverage. I was able to see him in the corner of the end zone there and he made a great play on the ball. It was someting the coaches had seen from the time we ran it before and felt we had a chance to make a big play on it.”
On how the team was able to stay in the game Saturday despite the rough third quarter: “I think a lot of credit can go to our coaches and the attitude they’ve instilled in us from the day they got here and the attutide they had with us throughout that third quarter. There was never a feeling of them giving up on us or throwing in the towel, it was ‘this isn’t who we are or how we play the game, just calm down and go out and play and have fun playing the game’. I think that allowed all of us to put that behind us and do like they said and just play and execute to the best of our ability and play how we know how to play the game.”
Did Mason Foster’s interception look legit to you? Oh yeah. it looked like it went off his foot. I don’t think it would have bounced that high if it hit the turf.”
Did it seem like a weird bounce to you?: Yeah, but I thnk it was almost a reward for not giving up. We competed till the end of the game. nobody cashed in until the clock said :00 and I think you’re rewarded wehn you give effort like that from time to time.”



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