Washington-Notre Dame Postgame Quotes
Sept. 25, 2004
University of Washington Head Coach Keith Gilbertson
On Notre Dame Quarterback Brady Quinn: 'He was very impressive this afternoon. He has a great coach in Bill Diedrick. We coached together earlier in our careers and I have the highest respect for Bill. Unfortunately, we could not get any pressure on Quinn in the first half. He made plays when he needed to and we struggled to stop him. I think he will have a bright future here at Notre Dame.'
On Notre Dame's Offense: 'They had a really tough start this season against BYU. In the last three weeks, they have really made some huge improvements in their offense. (Diedrick) has adjusted his game plan every week since BYU for his offense to take advantage of every opportunity. With good young players like Walker and Quinn, they have a good foundation to continue to build on.'
On Washington quarterback Carl Bonnell: 'We brought him in for the second half to give him a few snaps in live-game action. We also thought that he would give us another option with his running ability for our offense. I was impressed with what we saw out of him today. I think he did a nice job considering the
Washington Player Quotes
Dashon Goldson, FS
'We came out prepared but obviously I think everyone was a little nervous and we gave up some big plays.'
On Notre Dame's first-half passing success ...
'A few of them were a break-down in coverage, in fact I'd say a lot of them were a break-down in coverage. It was also a lack of communication between us.'
Derrick Johnson, LB
'We beat ourselves. We give them a lot of credit but a lot of their success was based on our mistakes and that's us not being in the right places we needed to be in.'
Bouncing back for the rest of the season ...
'I think we can definitely bounce back. We are fighters and we are going to keep fighting and we are going to do whatever we have to get our first win.'
Casey Paus, QB
Coming back to the Midwest to play ...
'Especially for me, I had a lot of big ambitions for this game and unfortunately it didn't work out that well.'
On Notre Dame's defense ...
'They had a great front seven today and their entire defensive line played real well. We had to go to the air and I had some bad throws and some dropped balls and it just didn't work out for us.'