ASU Holds Camp Tontozona Scrimmage
Aug. 16, 2008
Head Coach Dennis Erickson
On where the team is at after thisscrimmage:
'We're where we need to be defensively,although we need to improve. If we want to become a dominant defense, then we'vegot to be better than we are. We've got to tackle better. We missed sometackles. On the other side of the football, we're not executing very well. We'renot throwing and catching, though we had some guys out, obviously, with someinjuries. So we've got to continue to improve. We'll get better as time goes on.It's a young group. They will get better and better all the time. I thought inour kicking game, Thomas [Weber] obviously kicked extremely well. What I'mexcited about is how he's punting. He's punting the ball extremely well. Ithought there was a lot of intensity, but we've got a long way to go to be wherewe need to be.'
On the tradition of Camp Tontozona:
'The guys that have been up here, obviously,know the tradition, because they've slept in those cabins. It was nice. We gottogether last night, we ate, had a good meal and then everybody watched a movietogether. Then to come down here and practice, and have a great crowd like this,it was really worth the trip.'
On Rudy Carpenter's play today:
'Well, Rudy's learning that there are certainthings you can't do with the ball. It's a lot easier to throw it out of boundsand have it be 2nd and 10 than have it be 2nd and 25. That's a process thatwe've worked on since last fall. He's getting better at that.'
Fumble Recovery - Pierre Singfield
Interception - Dexter Davis
Thomas Weber 3-5 (Made 32, 42, 47, Missed 37,52)
Zach Richards 1-2 (Made 37, Missed 47)