Arizona Football Teleconference Quotes

Sept. 7, 2003

Arizona Head Coach John Mackovic's Remarks

On the loss to LSU:

'Well, the film didn't look any better today. We did have some guys who made some plays and made some things happen, and we even created a couple turnovers. But, the offense did not do nearly as good a job as it needed to in running routes, and our young quarterbacks were under a lot of pressure all night. We were playing against a veteran defense with our two young quarterbacks, and most young players will struggle like that against a very talented team.'

'LSU is an excellent team. They are every bit as good as advertised. Their offensive line was just outstanding, and their defensive front is big and very physical. (Michael) Clayton is one of the real talented players in the country, and he definitely showed that last night. They have veteran quarterbacks who both have played and been in the lineup. They have many veteran players, and they are just one heck of a team.'

'We saw a lot of things from them that we had not seen on film, and we showed them a lot that was not on our film. But, you should always know that you are going to see things that you haven't seen before, and you have to be able to read and react in those situations.'

'On special teams on the punt return for the touchdown, we were all on one side of the field, and the return guy got to the other side of the field, and we did not hold our leverage.'

On sophomore free safety Darrell Brooks:

'Darrell did just fine last night. He was involved in a lot of plays.'

On senior running back Clarence Farmer:

'Clarence had a couple of good, tough runs. He really came out ready to play even though he did not get all of the normal amount of reps in practice this week.'

On the team's outlook for this week:

'We have to make sure that we recognize where we made mistakes and correct them this week and do what we have to do to beat Oregon. We have to recognize what we did out there, and we also have to recognize what we did not do.'

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