Follow us:

Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

November 6, 2011 at 12:34 AM

Post-game video — UW coach Steve Sarkisian

Here’s some video of UW coach Steve Sarkisian’s meeting with the media following Saturday’s loss to Oregon. There are some transcribed quotes below the video:

[do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”1260405056001″][/do]

Opening statement: “Well, obviously, I’m disappointed. I thought it was a tremendous atmosphere for Husky Stadium. I thought our fans really brought a lot of energy and excitement and, unfortunately, we didn’t perform well enough offensively to win. You can’t have three turnovers, you can’t have six sacks, you can’t give a team like Oregon short fields and expect to beat them. The reality of it is that you can’t expect to win against a really good team when you perform that way. I’m disappointed in that. I was proud of our defense to hold those guys to 200 yards below their average. I thought that our guys played hard defensively. We minimized the big play. I thought one of the crucial plays of the game, with everything that went on, was when we cut the lead to 24-17 and they had a third and nine and they hit the seam route to (David) Paulson for a gain of, I think, 35 (actually 34). I thought that was one of the key moments of the ball game. But then we couldn’t get right offensively after that. It’s very disappointing, obviously. I was not anticipating our inability to block them up front, and some uncharacteristic throws by Keith [Price]. We’ll get back and we’ll fix it, and we have to fix it quickly. As we all know, we head down to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum next Saturday, so we have to get right and get right fast.

On Keith Price’s night: “I don’t think he was jittery. It was a big coaching point going into the game for Keith. They’ve got two really savvy safeties back there in [John] Boyett and [Eddie] Pleasant. They do a nice job of 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 maybe 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. We just didn’t protect well enough. Their safeties made nice plays. I thought they followed Keith’s eyes really well; they anticipated. They weren’t his best throws, either, and they got over the top. I thought he got just a little undisciplined in his footwork. So, there were mistakes that were made but I really think, after all of that, we overcame that and got it to 24-17 and just didn’t perform late in the game. From the middle of the third quarter on, we just didn’t perform offensively.



No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.

The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.

The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►