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Utah vs. Wyoming Postgame Quotes

Oct. 31, 2009

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Utah Head Coach Kyle Whittingham

Opening statement:
"It was a positive game for us. The offense played well tonight. This was the first game of the season where we didn't have any turnovers. We moved the ball well between the 20's, but we have to get points on the board. Eddie Wide played a great game tonight. He went over 100 yards for us again and that was huge. `What can you say?' He was great. David Reed had a productive game. Jordan Wynn gave us a spark. He prepares every week like he's going to play. He was ready to go into the game and was poised. He handled the situation well. The defense played well all night and they really did a good job. Special teams were a non-factor. Joe Phillips missed one attempt but was 3-for-4 and every one he made was big. He was a big factor in helping us climb our way back into the game."

On Jordan Wynn taking over starting position:
"It's too early to determine. We have to look at the film and evaluate Jordan and Terrance [Cain]. I can tell you that I was pleased with Jordan's effort tonight."

On Terrance Cain:
"He didn't play poorly, but he just couldn't finish drives and we were not converting on third downs. We won't have a two-quarterback system. I'm not a fan of it. I prefer to have one be the main guy."

On giving offensive play-calling duties to Aaron Roderick:
"We just wanted to create a spark. We wanted to have Dave Schramm's fire and intensity on the sideline. Aaron Roderick did a nice job calling plays in the booth. It really is a team effort, we collaborate on the game plan and [Schramm] still has the final call. We're just trying to get into a rhythm on offense. We know we have great continuity on our coaching staff. [Schramm] still called several plays, too, but we're willing to do whatever it takes to be successful."

On the effectiveness of the new play calling system work:
"Again, we have to analyze how our offense did on film. We know already that we had some production, any time you produce over 350 yards, you know you had some success."

Wyoming Head Coach Dave Christensen

"We struggled a little bit in our offense. It's not a secret that when you play top-20 teams in the country and top defenses in the country week in and week out, there will be some struggles, especially when you have the youth that we have."

"I thought our kids fought the whole way through. There is no quit in these kids. We battled and were in this thing until the last minutes of the game and we (gave ourselves a chance to win)."

"We're doing everything we can to try to make plays and win a football game. Our kids are working their tails off. They work extremely hard every single day to get better and they came out and battled. We had a lot of positive things in the game."

"I've talked with our guys, and sticking with a top-20 team is not a moral victory. We got our tails kicked in the end. We did some things well, we made some progress, but in our program, losing is not acceptable. That's not what we are out here to do."



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