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October 24, 2010 at 1:39 AM

Post-game player quotes

Here a few post-game quotes from UW players following Saturday night’s 44-14 loss at Arizona.
Overall thought on the game and the team attitude afterward: “It’s not bad. I’m not worried about it. I thought we would come out with a little more energy and play a lot better football game today. So that’s disappointing. But I think going forward we will put this one behind us, like we always do, and go out and have a good week of practice again and get ready for another football game.”
On his health: “Just my whole body is a llittle sore.”
On how that impacted him: “I felt normal. I don’t know what it looked like (from afar) but I felt like I had all the speed I normally have. I felt good.”
On if it was frustrated to have the offense limited because of his health: “It’s more frustrating losing, to be honest with you. We had our opportunities, we just didn’t take advantage of them. … Nobody played a great game, the stats will tell you that. I’m not going to blame anything on health issues.”
On if Arizona changed up after UW’s early score: “They were doing the same thing. We for some reason just weren’t executing the way we did that first drive. … We were crisp, executing our assignments and we weren’t able to do that into the second quarter.”
On the Wildcat: “It was something we repped in practice a lot this week and I thought that we were able to get some positive yards on it today in the game. I don’t know going forward how much we will put it in or be a part of the offense, but I thought Jesse (Callier) did a good job really understanding what we were doing and doing a good job procedurally with all ot if.”
On if the revamped offensive line struggled: “No I don’t think so. Those guys really played a geat game last week and we were really cohesive I thought. Again, you couldn’t point to one group and say it’s on them. It’s on me, it’s on everybody on that side of the ball. We just didn’t execute the way we needed to. We just didn’t mentally play the kind of game we needed to against a good football team.”
Why would that be? “A number of reasons, but I thought we had a pretty good week of practice. Nothing really changed. There wasn’t anything really alarming throughout the week of practices. It was pretty similar to the Oregon State game. For one reason or another we just didn’t come out and perform the same.”
On if he wanted to come out at the end: “I would have liked to be out there with the guys, if anything just to be out there competing with them. It’s always hard to watch from the sidelines. But I understand the coach’s decision there.”
On if not practicing hurt him in the game: “No I felt good. I was seeing the field really well. I didn’t get confused by anyting they were showing us. We just missed a few throws. But it was something we will be able to get cleaned up and take care of going forward.”
Overall thoughts: “It was the penalties that killed us, crucial downs, too, we kept shooting ourselves in the foot when we had them right where we wanted them, we kept shooting ourselves in the foot over and over. That’s what happens when you have that many critical penalties in a game. So we just have to clean that up.”
Overall thoughts: “It’s always tough to lose like that. They are a great team but I feel like we could have done a lot better. We’ve just got to clean up the mistakes. Everybody made a lot of mistakes we just have to get a lot better.”
On if the team got outphysicaled: “I think it was just little mistakes here and there. I don’t think we got manhandled, but we definitely have to do better, be more physical stopping guys more.”
On not carrying over last week’s success: “It’s real tough. We had high hopes coming in. We are right there at the top of the Pac to come in and lose bad to Arizona, we’ve just got to bounce back.”
On Keola Antolin’s 78-yard run: “I don’t know. I pressed my gap and tried to fall back and make my play. It’s just everybody has to do their job. I should have made the play, that’s on me, but at the same time guys got to press their gaps. We were doing the right thing. I’ve just got to make that play.”
On the mood afterward: “Everybody is disappointed. It’s a tough loss. Everybody felt we should do a lot better.”



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