Briggs not happy with play in Wisconsin

Lance Briggs may go down as one of the best linebackers to play at Arizona, but so far he has never played for a winning team. The senior has seen his team jump out to fast starts only to fold at the end. Although the Cats started 2-0, they played poorly in the loss to Wisconsin and now the team is in search of a big win before they head into conference play.

Briggs made no attempt to hide his displeasure at the way things went in Madison.

"I don't know what to say at this point," Briggs said. "I've been through it too many times. There's too much potential at Arizona to play the way we played. To me it hurts and it kills me every time I have to go through it or hear about it."

Briggs was equally critical of himself, his teammates and his coaches.

"We didn't perform," Briggs said. "We were out coached. The main thing about the changes in our game is that when the offense adjust to your defense, you need to adjust back. We didn't adjust to anything they were doing."

Briggs had a great game on paper, but felt that even though he had a lot of tackles, he could have played a lot better.

"I missed a lot of tackles myself," Briggs admitted. "We all made mistakes. It may say that I made a lot of tackles, but I made a lot of mistakes as well. I was in position to help our defense and makes some plays but we made them look like a better team than they were."

While he was obviously upset, Briggs was also optimistic about the team's chances down the stretch. Briggs feels that there is enough talent on the squad for the team to win some games.

"We have to get back and play the way we have to play," said Briggs. "I'd love to play a great team. We're going to play North Texas like it's a championship game."

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