Coach Koetter's Press Conference Notes

Coach Koetter discusses the forced bye week which postponed the UCLA game and his thoughts on ASU's next opponent Stanford.

When asked about how the cancellation of the UCLA game affected his team, Koetter was quick to commend the Pac-10 for being the first conference to cancel games. He didn't think they should have been any sporting events played this past weekend. Overall, he's not worried about the mindset of his players after the terrorist attacks. They're not afraid to fly to their game, and they are totally focused on the task on hand.

The team will take the field early before kick-off, so they can be present for the national anthem. He mentioned that the game was canceled early enough in the week, that the team wasn't even given a playbook for the UCLA game. The whole ASU coaching staff spent the week attending local high school games.

Koetter wasn't afraid to admit that he was wrong when last week in practice he chewed out a player (declined to say who) in public, and when later he realized that he was wrong he apologized publicly to the player. In other team news, the head coach mentioned that Wolfgram and Kirkwood are battling hard for the 4th and 5th defensive end spot, along with Howell. When asked about the challenge the 6-7 Stanford WR, Teyo Jackson, posses to the cornerbacks, Koetter said that his approach is always to be aggressive defending wide receivers no matter how tall they are.

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