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October 24, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Video — UW QB Keith Price

UW quarterback Keith Price spoke to the media after Wednesday’s practice — he typically speaks one day a week prior to the game.

Price touched on a variety of topics, including his conversation with UW coach Steve Sarkisian on Monday that followed Saturday’s 52-17 loss at Arizona, after which Sarkisian said he wanted Price to “believe” in the gameplan and play calls.

Price said their meeting Monday was more forward-looking.

“Man, just play,” he said of Sarkisian’s message. “Throw the ball with conviction and continue to play. The team is looking up to me, the offense is looking up to me and just keep striving, and he knows things are going to get on track for me and he understands all the hard work that I’ve been putting in and he said the ball is going to bounce in my court.”

Sarkisian said after Wednesday’s practice he feels Price has had a good week of work. Price agreed, saying “I know I need to get back on track and I feel like the past couple of tracks I’ve gotten in pretty good rhythm besides the turnovers. I’ve been throwing the ball pretty well, and that’s my goal is to just take completions this week and I’m going to try to complete every pass.”

Price also relayed that starting guard Dexter Charles told him this week that “he promised he won’t let me get hit like that (the Arizona game) ever again. And when an offensive linemen take prides in that and takes pride in their quaeterback and he is the first priority, it makes me feel confident.”

Price also said the team needs to continue to work on the chemistry in the passing game when plays break down. That was where Price got a lot of his big plays last season, scrambling and finding the likes of Jermaine Kearse and Devin Aguilar for key gains, and a few touchdowns. But that part of the offense has been pretty non-existent this season.

“We are still working on that,” he said. “That’s still a part of our offense we need to improve just having a bunch of young guys in that haven’t really been in that scenario. We are still working on extending plays. Obviously we had Jermaine and Devin here, so they were pretty smart and finding weaknesses in defenses, so we are still trying to find that in our offense.”

Price said he’s confident a turnaround for the UW offense is coming soon.

“I know I’ve got to get on my horse and ride the horse and I know my team is looking up to me and my main thing is just not turning the ball over,” he said. “I feel like I’ve been getting in a good rhythm throwing the ball it’s just minimizing the mistakes. A and once I take care of the that, the sky is the limit.”

Here’s the video of Price’s media session today:

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