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Utah vs. UCLA Postgame Quotes

Oct. 13, 2012

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Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham

Opening Statement
"Obviously we came up short. The guys played hard again and this team has no shortage of effort or toughness. We've got a bunch of tough guys that fight for the full 60 minutes. However, we have to play smarter at times and have to be more productive."

On Utah's defense
"Defensively, I thought we played well. We came off of coverage one time and gave them an easy touchdown early in the game. But we settled in and played a very good back decently. We missed a lot of tackles, but a lot of that is a credit to their athleticism in the open field. They've got some guys that are very good athletically and they're going to make you miss some tackles. Overall, I thought we played pretty well on defense. We gave them a few too many third downs and let their quarterback out of the cage a few times, but the secondary, defensive line and backers all played hard for 60 minutes."

On Utah's offense
"Offensively, it's no secret that we have to get better. You're not going to win many football games scoring one touchdown. We have to do a better job on offense."

On quarterback Travis Wilson
"I thought Travis did some good things, even though the production was not near where it needs to be. I thought he grew in this game and showed some progress. He's a confident kid. There was no deer in the headlights look at any point in the game with him."

On UCLA's Brett Hundley
"He's elusive, but we made him appear more elusive than he really is because we were not disciplined in our pass rush lanes. We have to maintain leverage and maintain spacing, and we didn't do that enough of the time. We have to be more disciplined in the pass rush. The pass rush was good as far as not letting him get comfortable back there, but we did a very poor job with his escaping out of the pocket."



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