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October 18, 2009 at 11:38 AM

More post-game reaction

Back in town and sorting through the notebooks. Here are a few more quotes from the post-game last night.
Steve Sarkisian on the frustration of the loss: “It’s really frustrating because we are still a very young football team and we’re a team that week to week we have been in so many of these thigh games and battles where every play counts, every play is worth its weight in gold for us. I’m frustrated for these kids because they have worked so hard to get to that point and I just wish we could have accomplished more, especially tonight.”
Sarkisian on the end of the game: “It’s excruciating. You go back and second-guess yourself and the first thing you do is look at our third down and throwing the ball there. You can run and at least make them use their time out and if they don’t use their time out go to overtime right then. It’s tough to swallow. You start to look at things of what happened. It didn’t happen all game where they throw a deep ball where a guy was open and all the sudden with five seconds left they can do it.”
More on that play: “We thought we had a play, thought we had something set up we had been working on all game. … Obviously it didn’t work the way we planned. But you look at the play call and the situation in the game and the right decision, when you go back, hindsight is 20-20, would have been to run the ball.”
Sarkisian on the coverage on the ASU TD: “We were in three deep coverage … dropping eight guys into coverage sitting back. We thought we had the deep ball taken care of and had our guys deployed underneath to where if they threw something underneath we could tackle them so they couldn’t just dump it down and get a bunch of yards and get into field goal range. So you’re kind of in the middle there. But we thought we had our deep ball covered there and unfortunately we didn’t.”
Linebacker Mason Foster on the emotion of the loss: “It was kind of shocking to see him open like that. But we are going to bounce back. There were great plays all game and they just happened to get the last big play of the game and that’s what happens sometimes.”
Cornerback Desmond Trufant on the ending: “I was just shocked, basically. I don’t know what happened. We must have done something wrong and it didn’t work out for us … We just messed up, pretty much, on the last play so we’ve just got to execute better in the end. But we’ll be all right.”
Trufant on the emotion of the loss: “It’s the worst feeling ever. We were battling the whole game. It always comes down to the last play, it seems like for us. It didn’t work out this time but we are just going to keep pushing. … It hurts, though, because we had this game. It does hurt. But we are going to bounce back.”
Running back Johri Fogerson on his fumbled punt: “It just bounced off my chest. It was an awkward ball, kind of a kickoff punt, and I tried to run underneath it, catch it and run with it on the run. But it bounced off my chest and didn’t go my way.”
Cornerback Adam Long on getting his first career start: “It was intense for the first few snaps and then the game slowed down for and I was pretty much out there playing my game and able to see everything and react just as well as I can in practice.”

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