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October 30, 2010 at 9:22 PM

A few quotes from Nick Holt

Here’s a little of what UW defensive coordinator Nick Holt had to say about today’s 41-0 loss to Stanford:
Overall comment: “We busted a couple things early – first third-and-2, we didn’t do what we were supposed to do on the quarterback little read zone, and got a touchdown. After that, we kind of scrambled and stuff like that – stuff we need to clean up. We have guys that are supposed to be on the quarterback on that call, and just not doing what they’re supposed to be doing.”
On getting beaten by the run: “Pretty good. They got into a lot of two-tights, and an extra offensive linemen (No. 80) – kind of exactly what we were expecting if we got behind, which we did. We couldn’t take them out of it, and knocked around a little bit. A little light up front. I thought our effort was good. It was hard.”
On having some different personnel in the second half with Sean Parker at corner, Greg Ducre at corner: “Couple things. When they went to their bigger personnel, we wanted to take out a corner and put in an extra safety. That is why you saw Sean so much. And then we wanted to get some of the other guys into the game, and some experience – not because the other gys were playing bad, greg deserves some shots and get him ready to go. He did OK. It was just unfortunate the game got out of hand early, and defensively we needed to get some third-down stops, and it shouldn’t have gotten out of hand, but it did. After that, you play into their hand, they become very conservative, and run the ball 3-4 times. Tough to get out of drives when you’re undersized at some places.”
On the first starts for Hau’oli Jamora and Sione Potoa’e first starts: “Jamora is 235 pounds, 240 pounds, and I though he played his butt off. It’s physics – his weight, he got knocked around a little bit. I thought the other guy (Potoa’e) played well. It’s unfortunate they have to go in there and play and such an early age. It’s not real fair to ask them to do, but they tried, and they played their butts off.”
On getting the players to keep their heads up: “Last two weeks, we watched the film, and the kids had a good attitude. In the second half, they were playing hard – and did a good job in the second half of not losing their composure. They did some really good things. If they do that, and play with good effort, that’s all you can ask.”
On if the kids are still hanging in: “I hope so. I think they are. I’d like to think they are, absolutely. The ones that aren’t, those guys are probably not playing.”
On young guys struggling with a weight difference up front: “They’re getting better. When you get caught being behind, you can’t take them out of that offense. That’s the unfortunate thing. We can’t put 40, 50 pounds on guys, 35 pounds whatever on guys.”



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