UNLV Post Game Quotes
Sept. 5, 2009
UNLV Post Game Quotes UNLV vs. Sacramento State 9-5-09
UNLV HEAD COACH Mike Sanford:
OPENING STATEMENT: First of all it is great to get a win. One of the things I felt we needed to do was have good game operation and not make mistakes. In college football there are no mulligans, no preseason games, no scrimmages, no nothing, so you have to come out of the blocks playing good right away.
ON THE STRONG SECOND HALF: One of the things we have to develop is a killer instinct. When we have somebody down, we have to put the throttle down and put them away. We didn't do that in the second quarter but in the second half we did, and that is a positive thing.
ON COMMITTING NO TURNOVERS: That is something that we focus on and something we spend time and it was something that was very good to continue. We have to continue that. Turnovers and red zones are big deals to us.
ON OPENING WITH A WIN WITH OREGON STATE COMING IN: The first thing is to open up 1-0, and to win. That was good to see us do, and it is good to have a win like that prior to having a big-time Pac-10 team like Oregon State coming in here.
ON THE PLAY OF Channing Trotter: He continued to do what he has been doing all along. That is how he has been playing from spring, through the summer, into fall camp and now. I am excited to see him get better and better as the season goes on.
RUNNING BACK Channing Trotter
OVERALL ON THE GAME:
I talked to coach (DeAndre) Smith at halftime and he told me he was going to give me some carries in the second half. I felt like I was not in rhythm in the first half, I just needed to get all the carries I could under my belt since this was my first time out there.