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November 6, 2011 at 1:02 AM

Post-game video — UW defensive coordinator Nick Holt

Here’s some post-game video of UW defensive coordinator Nick Holt with some transcribed quotes at the bottom:

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And here’s some of what he said in word form:

Overall thoughts: “There were a lot of times where we had some plays to be made, tackles for losses or not very big gains and we missed some tackles. Give some credit to their runningbacks they’re some great players, but we missed a couple tackles in crucial situations that would have helped our cause out. It wasn’t because of lack of effort, give their guys some credit, they got a couple runningbacks that are pretty dang good.”

On the third down pass to David Paulson: “Yeah 3rd and 9 that’s another thing I was going to say. That hurt us. We didn’t do a good job of rerouting the guy and we called a little pressure and quarterback got the ball off and threw a strike. He got hit right when he threw it, but we didn’t do a very good job in the coverage of rerouting the tight end. That was their biggest gain. That really hurt us because it was early in the third quarter whenever it was, right when we were starting to get some momentum. Hindsight is 20/20, probably should have done some other things, but it was a good job by them on that 3rd and 9.”

On if he would have taking the yardage and point totals going in: “Well no. Really we would have liked to play better and I think we could have played better. Obviously compared to a lot of other people that’s a good outing, but it’s still a loss. When you look at it, we’ll take a look at the film tomorrow, there’s some things we can clean up a lot with our tackling and some of the coverages. For the most part it was good solid defense, but that third-and-nine – critical. We worked on some of that stuff and we just didn’t get it done on that particular play.”

On the defense being on the field only six minutes in the first half: “I think that helped no question. The problem is you go out there and you’re backed up all the time, it’s tough to play defense inside that 50 against a very explosive offense. It is what it is, our kids did a good job and we can learn from it and we’ll get better from it.”

On Oregon’s pace: “It was quick especially in the third quarter but there was just only 2 or 3 plays where we were not ready to go. I think our guys did a nice job focusing in and getting lined up and playing the defense and not letting the high tempo get to them. I think they did for the most part a pretty good job. There was a couple times we got lined up late, but didn’t really hurt us there.”

On Oregon’s big third quarters: “No, I just think they come out and go really, really fast and get you off guard. There’s some missed tackles here and there. They got a couple really special players that make their offense go – those runningbacks.”

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