Golden ready to get back on track

Arizona safety Robert Golden was frustrated during Saturday's loss to Oregon. Now he is ready to see Arizona bounce back, starting with USC.

There was a lot of frustration in Saturday's loss against Oregon, but there may not have been a player that was as visibly upset as safety Robert Golden.

Golden acknowledged that he was frustrated and says that it was directly related to how the team performed.

"I feel like guys were not communicating enough and we had a couple guys out of position, so it kind of got to me," Golden said. "I just felt like we have to communicate more out there on the field."

In addition, Golden felt that practice throughout the week had set up Arizona for success and it showed at times throughout the game.

"Some plays that Oregon had negative plays it was the same plays we did all week in practice and when they were gains, it was just that guys were not there or had a missed tackle," he said. "That is something we are emphasizing this week, just being tuned in and making plays."

Now, attention is turning to the Trojans, as Golden believes the Wildcats can't let the early season struggles affect them every week.

"The three tough losses that we have, we are moving on each week, so what we say is that we can't let Oregon beat us this week," Golden said. "We just all need to come out with a fresh mind and ready to bounce back this week."

In order to do that, Arizona is going to have to face a difficult challenge in USC, as the Trojans have a balanced offense.

"They are a traditional USC," Golden said. "They are going to run, run and then boom play action. Robert Woods is a great receiver, but I see a lot of great receivers here in practice as well. I know our guys are going to be up for the challenge and we just want to get the job done and get back on track."

Golden was recruited by USC coming out of high school and even though that was a while ago, he says that there is still motivation.

"I have a lot of family that come out for the game, so it is a lot of motivation," he said. "You are playing the USC Trojans. They have great tradition there and it is exciting to go back.

"Excitement is the thing that we need right now. Guys just have to go out there with their hair on fire and get the job done."


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