Here’s what defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake told reporters earlier today about how his players fared against Hawaii, what he’s expecting from Eastern Washington and who might see more playing time on Saturday.
(Recap of Hawaii game) “I think the guys were focused. I think we played hard. I think early in the game they made a couple catches on us. We were in tight coverage and they made a couple plays, had us on our heels a little bit. But then it was nice as the game moved forward, I thought we played really good red-zone defense. Tackled well. Didn’t let a lot of big runs get out. I’m talking about the secondary. And then they didn’t have any big, long pass plays. So in that regard I was happy. But we were very disappointed we had no turnovers. That’s one of the things that we preach. Our job is to score or get the ball back, and to come out of that game with no turnovers was a disappointment, so hopefully we can improve on that.” Read more »