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October 30, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Locker’s thoughts on Stanford loss

Here’s what UW QB Jake Locker had to say after the loss to Stanford today:
On where the team goes from here: “We’ve got to get back up on Monday and start another week of practice we still have four games left in our season and we’ve got to remember that and we’ve got to approach it that way.”
On what happened and Steve Sarkisian saying he thought the team had a great week of practice: “I don’t know what happened. I agree with him. I thought we had a great week of preparation. I thought we were ready, thought we were ready to play. and for one reason or another it just didn’t come together today.”
On being under pressure the whole game: “They did some different things defensively that we did our best to prepare them for and they had a good plan. It’s just I’m kind of with coach, I kind of don’t know where to begin. I think we were we just weren’t very sound everywhere. I know I made a few mistakes and things that really cost us in some big times in games, missed a few throws that would have possibly given us drives earlier in the game that could have changed the outcome of it. It’s frustrating.”
On trying to match points with Stanford: “We knew they were a good offense, we knew they were talented. I think the toughest thing about that though is you are putting your defense in a tough situation when you are going three and out and putting them back on the field. Not a lot of time to rest for them and not a lot of time for us as a football team to fill the momentum that their offense was creating. I thought our defense played well, it’s just hard when you are out there that much and not having enough time to rest on the sideline.”
On Sarkisian calling it the worst offensive performance he’s been around: “I’m there with him. Worst one that I’ve been associated with, as well.”
On where he is physically: “I’m fine, a little sore, but I’m fine. I’ll be fine.”
On what the locker room is like: “It’s a resilient group of guys and I have no doubt that Monday when we come back to practice we will have a lively, upbeat, fast-tempo practice and that will carry into Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and right into next Saturday, so I don’t expect anything less than that and I think everybody to a man would tell you that.”
On bowl possibilities slipping away: “No, no, no. We are guaranteed four more and we’ve got to take it one game at a time. We’ve got a big opponent in Oregon next week, a great football team and it’s going to be really important for us to make sure we focus on that game. If you really look at it we control our destiny as far as that goes and if we approach every game the way we are capable of and play with a confidence and a tempo that is consistent with when we’ve had success I think we will be just fine.”



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