"We are normally a good practice team, for whatever reason we didn't practice good last week. Not that it makes the difference, but it helps."
The veteran coach knows his team can't afford to stay shell shocked too long or they are going to pay the price against Georgia. That is why Tuesday's practice was so encouraging, because ASU returned with energy and looked like they were taking their frustrations out Tuesday evening.
"We can't stay shell shocked too long or we will get shell shocked again," Erickson noted. "We just have to get ready to play and the biggest thing now; it is a tremendous challenge for us. You have the #3 team in the country coming into your house, that is exciting and what football is all about. It is a great opportunity for our players and our program, to see where we are at right now."
The ASU Head Coach stated that he isn't changing anything at all about his practice plan in order to jumpstart his team, the plan is the same.
"We just practice like we always practice, we never change much," Erickson explained. "Tuesday and Wednesday are usually difficult for us in pads, that is how it was last year and it always will be. I don't know if it is that as much as focusing on next week. We won't change it."
"They were moving around, they have fresh legs, so they were moving around pretty good," stated Erickson. "It will help us, Morris will really help us physically against the run. Obviously, they (Georgia) are a team that does both, but they are pretty solid running the football."
"With him (Wooten) and Munns at middle linebacker it allows us to move Nixon back where he belongs, it just gives us depth," said Erickson. "It goes from us not having very much last week, to now we are in decent shape."
"It's not a serious break, all breaks are serious, but it's not a dislocation, he'll be out a couple months," Erickson stated.
Other minor injuries were to Saia Falahola and Dimitri Nance. Falahola left practice with a broken bone in his hand, but returned later with a cast. Nance broke his pinky, but Erickson said he will be fine and will also play with a cast.
The Devils will return to practice tomorrow at 6:30PM.