Oct. 16, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Arizona football team completed practice at Kindall Field/Sancet Stadium on Tuesday evening in preparation for Saturday’s game against Washington. Below is a brief transcript of head coach Rich Rodriguez’s comments following practice.
On the bye week:
“I think it has helped some. I think the guys that were just sore and beat up that didn’t keep them from practicing, feel a lot better. The guys that were out, it may be a couple of days before we know if they’ll be back. Some of them we know won’t be back this week.”
On the importance of winning home games:
“It makes the home folks happier, but the problem with losing the away games is it makes for a miserable bus or plane trip on the way back. As far as home games, you want your home folks to go home happy for sure. I think everyone knows where we are at – we have played pretty well at home. We lost the one game where we had a chance to win at the end, but I hope the home crowd gives us a little jolt, it should.”
On if winning at home will help win on the road:
“I can see that, but I think it’s just winning period. Whether you are at home or on the road, our approach and how we practice doesn’t really change. Other than the crowd noise being in your favor or against you, I don’t think there is much difference.”
On the play of Cayman Bundage:
“He has done well as a true freshman. He is probably playing sooner than we expected and sooner than he is even ready to, but he has picked up the system well. He is not a really big guy but he has great leverage and he is a tough guy. He had a really good camp and most true freshmen you don’t see playing anywhere on the offensive line, but where are needs are, we had to do it this year. He is getting some good experience.”
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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