"It was a normal Tuesday," Rich Rodriguez said. "It was okay. Practices are getting a little shorter now. Heck, we were out here an hour and a half and we're done. They have been pretty business like."
"We put pads on, but we really don't hit much," Rodriguez said. "Now I don't know how many teams are really banging. We go full pads on Tuesday and bang a little bit. Wednesday we go half pads for half the practice and that's it.
"It's really cut down. I worry about some of our fundamentals, but it hasn't been too bad so far."
"They have made a lot of big plays," he said. "I think they have had some turnovers that have hurt them in certain games. The Oregon game was like our Washington game, you talk about the worst conditions possible. It was miserable for them just like it was for us up there."
"He knows all of the receiver positions, which is pretty remarkable for a freshman," Rodriguez said. "He will make a mistake here and there, but he is a real competitive guy, it is important to him.
"To learn as much as he did as a true freshman is remarkable, so he is in the right spot most of the time and has good ball skills."
"I think they did just about everything today, but I don't know how they felt afterwards," Rodriguez said. "I saw them out there in the green shirts, so they did not have any hitting, but I think they were doing most of the stuff today."
"When you are unsure about who your quarterback is, I always felt that as long as they are productive and getting better, you are going to be okay," he said. "We were unsure. I didn't think our performance at quarterback in August was what it needed to be, so we were on them pretty hard, but they got better.
"I feel better about it now, but at the time I was really nervous about it. They had no experience, but they weren't playing in practice as well as I think they needed to and thankfully we have gotten better at it."
"People say, well when you get all of your guys in there, but they were my guys as soon as I took over the team," Rodriguez said. "The difference is that until you play a game with them, you can watch film on what they did in the past, but you truly don't know what you have until you play games with them and until you see how they react in adverse situations.
"We were learning our guys as the season went along. By the second year, obviously you know what your returners can do a little bit, now you don't know what your new guys are."