Quarterback Quotes From Friday Night's Scrimmage

Aug. 18, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. - Sophomore Quarterback Rudy CarpenterOn Sam Keller being named the starter:'Obviously it's tough for me. I give Sam a lot of credit. I think I got a fair shot; they split the coaches up 50/50. It was a loyalty issue.'

On his performance in the scrimmage:'I did feel motivated. I was motivated after today's meeting to get better.'

On the quarterback decision:'I'm just going to try to be a good teammate and do what I did last year. I'm not going to wish bad upon Sam. If the opportunity comes up where I need to step in again, I'll be ready.'

Senior Quarterback Sam KellerOn being named the starter:'I feel really good. I'm excited. I'm happy and I'm really humbled by it. It's an honor to be able to play for this team as a senior. It makes me appreciate it so much more since I had to work that much harder for the position. That guy (Carpenter) is a special guy and I have a lot of respect for him and because of him I got better. '

On Rudy Carpenter:'That guy is a man and takes everything like a man. We could get along two ways. We could take the negative route but he took it like a man. He deserved it just as much as I did.'

On the performance in the scrimmage:'We looked sharp. First team and second team did well, as did the running game. The defense kicked our butt at camp. We just need to stay healthy and stay motivated and play hard.'

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