Here are some selected quotes from Washington’s Cactus Bowl media day earlier this morning, distributed by the folks at ASAP Sports.
COACH CHRIS PETERSEN
(Opening remarks) Thank you. Really appreciate being here. We’ve had a really good week. We’ve had a good couple weeks of preparation. Come over here four, five days ago, beautiful weather. Today we get a little of our hometown weather, we appreciate that. The players like to be out in a little bit of mist, but I’m sure it will clear up. We’re excited to play Oklahoma State. We have tremendous respect for those guys. You get a chance in these bowl games to see all their games, really study them. The more you study somebody, the more you really appreciate what they’re doing, all the good work, hard work they put together. But we’re getting to that point where it’s time to play. I know our players are itchy to play. In two days we get to go do that. Read more »
FROM SCOTTSDALE — Today is Washington’s big press conference day at the media hotel here, as coach Chris Petersen, linebackers Hau’oli Kikaha and Shaq Thompson, defensive tackle Danny Shelton, running back Deontae Cooper and offensive lineman Colin Tanigawa will be available for interviews. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy and five Cowboys players will also be available. For now, links.
FROM SCOTTSDALE — Here’s some of what Huskies quarterback Jeff Lindquist said today after the Huskies practice at Chaparral High School.
(On his 2014 season and learning the new system) “Obviously that first game was great learning, great experience. I got to start. That was awesome. From there it’s really just been a way to learn and get better. even if I’m not playing on Saturday, there are still lots of opportunities to get better and just be the best Jeff that I can be, so that’s what I’ve been trying to do.” Read more »