"He looked pretty comfortable," Rich Rodriguez said. "They ran the ball well and they were in manageable situations it seemed like the whole game.
"He played with a lot of confidence, made some nice throws, threw the ball in some tight winds and played pretty well I thought."
"For our program, I don't know," he said of the honeymoon process. "Usually the honeymoon just lasts one game. If you win or lose, you find out a whole lot more about your team. Sometimes you're lucky and you walk into a situation where you've got a lot of great athletes and veterans returning and you win them all. Most people don't.
"That's usually why there is a coaching change. I think the first thing you have to establish is the kind of attitude you want in the program and you hope to get that done in the first year. I thought we got that done in less than the first year."
"I thought it showed up more in the first half in the drives we were going fast with when they were begging to go faster," Rodriguez said. "If they're breathing hard and hurting, they aren't asking to go faster.
"So when they almost to a man are coming off the sidelines saying the tempo is big for us, let's go faster, that tells you that they feel pretty confident in their conditioning."
"Tuesday is the most important practice that we have," Rodriguez said. "Wednesday is important, just slightly less. Thursday is more mental and Friday we don't do anything.
"I have had really good Tuesday practices and stunk on Saturday. Most of the time if you have a good Tuesday and Wednesday, it is usually followed by a pretty good Thursday and then Saturday you're sharp."
"He's kind of the anchor in the middle," he said. "He has tendonitis in his knees, he has different ailments in his shoulder, back whatever. Tevin is a tough guy. He has been great against the run. We have to get more push against the pass, but he's been really good against the run."
"Everybody in the back end in defense, the back eight is probably playing too many snaps, the linebackers and defensive backs," Rodriguez said.
"On offense, the receivers have had a pretty good rotation, but the O-line we haven't. We're really at a six man rotation. I would like to get that to eight."