UA arrives in San Antonio

Arizona has arrived in San Antonio and is glad to be there.

Arizona has arrived in San Antonio and now is the time to get prepared for Oklahoma State.

"We are excited," Mike Stoops said. "We had a good break, this is a little different schedule than before.

"We have tried it a couple different ways and last year didn't work very well, so again I think the time away, the rest was good for our team."

While it would be understandable if Stoops was distracted by replacing assistants, he says that has not been the case.

"It really hasn't been that disruptive to us," he said. "We are situated in our style and how we like to play. Our background is not going to change. My role has changed quite a bit throughout the last two weeks, and it's been kind of fun to work with the players again and help out in the secondary where Coach Brown left.

"Joe Salave'a has been with us, our new defensive line coach, and he will be part of the preparation and part of our game plan."

Arizona is entering the bowl game on a losing streak, something that has not seem to effected Arizona too much.

"I have noticed a different attitude in our players' preparation," he said. "I don't know how that is going to translate on the 29th yet, but it's been a much better preparation, our attitude is so much better and our continuity is better and I hope that all translates to playing well on the 29th.

"We know we have a quality opponent in Oklahoma State, we know they have great skill players and our players look forward to that challenge, and that's what all competitors do. We know we have to play well in this game and our players have practiced that way."

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