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October 23, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Player quotes

Here’s a few quotes from UW cornerback Desmond Trufant and safety Sean Parker following the loss to Stanford:

DESMOND TRUFANT

Overall thoughts: “Every loss is hard especially when you have high hopes for the team and the night, it’s hard. But you’ve just got to bounce back.

On his near interception in the first quarter: “Definitely, the great corners make that play and I’ve just got to go up with confidence and go get the ball. Unfortunately I didn’t get it but I’ve just got to learn from it and keep pushing forward.”

On how surprising the loss was: “It’s definitely surprising. We’ve been playing good as a defense the last couple of games and to come out and perform like this is definitely a disappointment.”

On Stanford’s rushing game: “We knew they were a power team and they had a lot of big personnel types so we knew they were going to run the ball but we just didn’t execute when it was time to execute.”

On if Stanford did anything different: “We knew what was coming but when the plays were there to be made we didn’t make them consistently enough.”

On how the team overcomes this: “We’ve lost big before in the past, that’s how we’ve got to this point just learning from those mistakes and those losses. A season isn’t defined by one game win or loss so we’ve just got to keep pushing forward.”

SEAN PARKER

On being disappointed in the game: “Absolutely. It’s embarrassing because I know we are a better defense than that and we pride ourselves on being physical and that’s just unacceptable. … The scheme was good, we just didn’t bring our A game. We just didn’t play Husky football.”

On what went wrong: “It just goes back to the basics. We’ve got to tackle and we’ve got to wrap up and we just got out of our basics tonight. I don’t know (why) I just know next week we’ve got to fix it. … I don’t think physically it was tough, it was just us. We as a defense we were not on the same page.”

On the 70-yard TD by Stepfan Taylor: “The linebackers just fast flowed and then he cut it back into the A gap and nobody was there. We played it so fast, on that you’ve got to slow down and just tempo the ball and we didn’t.”

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