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Quotes From August 20 Teleconference
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 08/20/1999
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Trung Canidate | Ortege Jenkins | Marcus Bell | Keith Smith

 

Running Back Trung Canidate

On Quarterbacks Keith Smith and Ortege Jenkins:
"Having the two quarterbacks is amazing. You think it would be a distraction, but the bottom line is that you have two phenomenal guys, and you just don't think about it."

"We have two mobile quarterbacks, and that adds a new dimension to the offense, and it adds pressure to the (opposing) defense."

On Penn State:
"We have really tried to work together as a team. We're playing one of the most revered opponents in college football, and I think we will be able to use that game as a gauge to see how far we've come and how far we have to go."

"I've seen a lot of film, and they (Penn State) have a frightening defense that is coming out to hit. We thrive on competition, and it will be great to play that caliber of a team."

On Canidate's Running Style:
"I have to give credit to the offensive line because they have done such a great job up front. All I ask them is for 14 inches of daylight, and they get the job done."

Quarterback Ortege Jenkins

UA's Quarterback Tandem:
"The key to the team's success is both quarterbacks. It's a tandem deal at Arizona, and that's the way we get it done."

"Keith (Smith) took me under his wing and showed me the ropes when I got here. I have confidence in Keith, and I am sure he has the same confidence in me."

On Penn State:
"It's a big game that might have national championship implications, but that is nowhere in my mind. We have to take it practice by practice, week by week. You never know how the season will be, and we just want to get better."

On Trung Canidate:
"He's a strong running back with a powerful running style and great cutting ability. He's like a missile out of a rocket."

Inside Linebacker Marcus Bell

On Penn State:
"We are looking forward to playing out there. It is going to be a great challenge. We have a physical team, and we'll see what happens on the 28th."

"We are focusing on getting better, and we are taking one game at a time. If you start looking ahead, things happen, and you never know what's going to happen."

Quarterback Keith Smith

On Penn State:
"We just want to go and play well at Penn State. It is going to be a hard-fought game, but the key to a game like that is to take care of the football and eliminate turnovers."

"I don't think there is any way that any team in America can talk about a national championship right now. We have a tough schedule with Penn State right off the bat. It's a long season, and every game is important."

On Trung Canidate:
"It's great to hand off to him because he takes the pressure of the quarterback. It gives us a balance on offense, so we can mix it up 50/50.

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