Oct. 17, 2012
TUCSON – The Arizona football team completed practice at Kindall Field/Sancet Stadium on Wednesday evening in preparation for Saturday’s game against Washington. Below is a brief transcript of head coach Rich Rodriguez’s comments following practice.
On Ka’Deem Carey’s presence:
“He runs stronger than his 197 pounds. You can call it hungry or angry, I call it both. He makes you tackle him. That’s what the good backs do. They don’t fall down easily. Ka’Deem has great balance and he runs like it’s going to be the last time he carries the ball. He always tries to make the most of it.”
On simulating Washington quarterback Keith Price in practice:
“We had a couple guys, Nick Isham and Jack Nykaza. It’s hard to simulate Keith because he’s such a fast athlete. We’d have to have Matt Scott or B.J. Denker do it. We always do 15-20 minutes of good-on-good so our starting defense got to see B.J. quite a bit. B.J. is fast, he can run.”
On confidence built by facing fast quarterbacks every day in practice:
“Washington plays a different style. It’s not as much zone read and the stuff we do. The biggest concern after keeping Keith (Price) contained is when he’s scrambling around, he’s got a big tight end in (Austin Seferian-) Jenkins to throw it to.”
The Wildcats will return to action on Saturday, October 20 when they host Washington for Family Weekend at 7 p.m. inside Arizona Stadium. The contest will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks.
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