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September 21, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Video — UW offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier

With Wednesday being our day to talk to offensive players and coaches, that meant we had a chance to speak for a little while with UW offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier.

So here’s a little video, with a few transcribed quotes below for those who still like to get their info the old-fashioned way:

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On what he can take from seeing Cal play Presbyterian: “Obviously they played extremely well, but being a conference opponent you see so much of them and you have a pretty good idea of who they are. So we have a lot of film that we can go back and look at. Obviously having the same coordinator and carryover, you see a lot of the same stuff, but they change. They change with their personnel. So you have to be ready for changes, and I’m sure they’ll have a new wrinkle for us this weekend. But obviously you watch it, and you compare it to what they’ve done previously.”

On Chris Polk and opening up the playbook now: “Like I said earlier, the time he missed during training camp, he’s just starting to now get back to hit full stride. And as I said last week, I really think we’re starting to see where he’s evolving to, and obviously he’s a very special player for us.”

On his words to Bishop Sankey at Nebraska: “That’s football. That’s football. That’s what happens, and he’ll learn from it. He’ll be a great player here, but that’s football. Obviously when you go out there the first time, everyone goes through it. There’s a little bit of, ‘Ok, it’s college football now’. And obviously nobody would want that to happen to him, but that’s what happened. And you’ll learn from it, and you grow. And he will. He’s a very studious guy. He studies hard, and he wants to be great. He’ll learn from that, and he’ll only get better from that.”

On if frosh like Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Kasen Williams are starting to get comfortable in the weekly routine: “They’ll continue to grow, I think. Obviously, as young as they are, the learning curve is extremely high, and it’s still pretty high. They’re not playing at the level of a fifth-year senior from the standpoint of being in the system a long time and knowing the intricacies of every assignment. And they are still learning that on the fly, and as we change, their assignments change – so they have to learn a whole new thing. There is still a lot of room for growth with those guys, but very, very happy with what they’ve brought. They are doing a great job.”

On if he’s been satisfied with the aggressiveness and physical play of the OL: “I thought they played aggressive. I thought they played real aggressive the other day. I thought they played physical; I thought they protected the passer well; I thought they came off the ball in the running game.”

On if he’s been surprised at all by Keith Price: “I don’t get caught up in the numbers. I think those are a result of the process and he has worked extremely hard. He continues to get better every day and see new things and learn new things and really believe he is going to just continue to grow.”

On Price’s injuries: “It’s part of football and you see it all the time guys get banged up throughout the season and part of the deal is learning to play through that stuff and it is what it is. Keith is doing a good job preparing and I feel like he has prepared very well this week and nothing has changed in the process of how he has prepared.”

On what is Cal’s defensive strength: “They present a bunch of different looks for you, they move around a lot and they’ve got a lot of team speed. They run well in the front end and they run well in the back end and they do a good job of presenting different looks to you and bringing different pressures to you so we are really going to have to be honed in.”

On Keith Price’s accuracy: “I just think he is playing well and he will continue to play well, I believe it is part of the process and the way he has prepared himself for the opportunity. He continues to prepare well and obviously the quarterback when things are going well he gets a lot of the glory and when they are not going well they take a lot more of the heat than they should and that’s just the nature of the best and the nature of the position. We are playing well around Keith and that’s a big thing.”

On if it’s a priority to get Austin Seferian-Jenkins more involved: “Obviously being a young player he’s got a big learning curve but any time you get a player like that involved in the system, it helps.”

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