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November 5, 2011 at 11:53 PM

A few quick notes and quotes

It’s late, so without further preamble, a few notes and quotes. …

— UW appeared to come out all right on the injury front. Keith Price hurt his shoulder on the hit in the fourth quarter and came out for a play — and coach Steve Sarkisian said later it has been sore for a while — but Price said later it’s not serious. Justin Glenn got the wind knocked out of him on the tackle on the long kickoff return. Alameda Ta’amu had a thigh contusion but returned, as did fullback Tim Tucker, who rolled an ankle.

— Tucker, by the way, has made a real move on Jonathan Amosa for time at fullback, as became obvious during the game. Sarkisian said Tucker played more strictly for performance reasons.

— I’ll post some video from Sarkisian as quickly as I can. His general take? He thought the defense played well enough to win but that was really surprised the offense didn’t do more. “We didn’t perform well enough offensively to win,” he said. He called the six sacks “a crazy number” and “embarassing” and that “I was not anticipating our inability to block them up front.”

— As for the two Price interceptions, Sarkisian said: “They’ve got two really savvy safeties back there. They do a nice job reading the quarterback’s eyes. We really tried to work it all week in understanding that when you stare in a direction those safeties are really going to go. It took him two interceptions to believe us, that that was going to happen. I don’t think it was because he was jittery. I think it was just because those guys made plays and we didn’t have great pockets for him tonight.”

— Sarkisian also said the key play of the game was the third-and-9 completion by Oregon (the 34-yard pass to David Paulson) when it was 24-17 in the third quarter. He said Oregon had a good call against what UW showed on defense and that “they hit it.”

Nick Holt will probably make some bulletin boards in Los Angeles with this quote about now facing USC: “They throw the ball real well. They have a couple of wideouts that are real good football players. Matt Barkley is a heck of a quarterback, and they run the ball just enough to keep you on your toes. Their play action game is real good – pretty similar to our stuff. But we’ll be OK against these guys. I’d rather play USC than Oregon, quite honestly.”

— Here’s a general quote from Holt on Oregon: “I think they come out and go really, really fast, and get you off guard. There’s some missed tackles here and there. I think they have a couple of really special players that make that offense go – those running backs.”

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