April 22, 2006
QUARTERBACK Isaiah Stanback
On the game: "It was pretty good. We did some good things, but we still have some things that we need to correct. But we are going into the off-season pretty happy."
On having fun today, compared to practices last week: "The whole last week I did not do well in practice, so I went in and watched a lot of film yesterday of the spring, of the days that I did well, and didn't do well, to find out what the difference was, and tried to make those corrections going into today. It was mainly just footwork, and thinking too much. So I just went back, and tried to relax, and do what I know."
On building confidence: "It is totally different, because this is the second year in the system. So my knowledge of the offense is far greater than what it was since my career started here. I think that is the biggest thing that boosted my confidence."
On the running game: "We have three good backs right now. Our fullbacks do not get a lot of love, but they have really stepped it up between Mark and Luke. Those two have really opened up a lot of holes in the offensive line, so we are going to be able to get a lot of stuff going. Every one one of our running backs have different attributes, so we are going to try and utilize that to the best of our ability."
On the offensive line: "I think they are a lot better than they were at the beginning of spring, but I still don't think they are where the coaches would like them to be -- along with every other position, being where they know they can be."
TAILBACK J.R. Hasty
On his game: "There has been a lot of improvement. Getting the playbook assignments, and alignments, and executing certain plays that need to be really executed, and touched on. I think that is key for me. It took me a couple of days to learn the whole play book, but then in a while, with taking more reps, I finally came through, and I got THE hang of it."
On the team: "I think we did a lot better than we did last year. We are still moving forward, and that is always a positive, and that is good for us. But we still have some simple things to work on -- they should be big things, but we have this summer and fall, so we should be really tuned up by then."
On the offensive line: "Working with the offensive line is good. We got a new group of guys, and they are still learning a lot too, but they are improving from the beginning of spring to now, which is great. But we have more to improve."
DEFENSIVE END Greyson Gunheim
On what the defensive line is working on: "We have been working a lot on taking an edge on the offensive linemen, instead of going down the middle and trying to do something. So the key thing was going around the corner, and getting to the edge."
On his game: "I did alright. I am kind of disappointed in myself; I felt I could have done better. But we did pretty well as a unit."
On Trenton Tuiasosopo's return: "It is great to see Trenton out there. He just loves playing football. After what happened to him, we were wondering if he would be able to come back, so it is great to see him out there, because we know how much he loves playing the game. I just feel for him being out there, and everyone loves him."