Arizona Football Press Conference Quotes

Aug. 27, 2001

Arizona Head Coach John Mackovic

On the San Diego State game:
'They have a nice group of veterans and returning starters. They can reallygo deep. They have respect for the run, but they can air it out big andmake big plays. Our scheme will be to stop the run first, which topdefenses do, and then we will play the pass. They definitely will come outthrowing right from the start.'

'They have a much bigger advantage in that they are a team that has theexperience of playing together. We have the unfamiliarity of being in thegame together, and on top of that, we are going to start out on the road.There really isn't a sense of urgency. I think everyone will have thatnervous energy and maybe some butterflies or anxiousness.'

On San Diego State running back Larry Ned:
'Ned is a good player. He is back (from injury), and I think the game willbe a good test for him as well as a good test for our defense. If their rungame gets cranking, their wide receivers will give you nightmares becausethey can go.'

On UA's running backs:
'Clarence (Farmer) does everything. He runs well, he is an excellentreceiver, and he has good hands. He is a big target, and he really hasshown a willingness to block. Leo (Mills) does not have as many all-aroundskills as a receiver, but he also has proven that he is willing to block.Anthony Fulcher and Tremaine Cox run hard, and they have proven that theycan make big plays.'

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