Mike Stoops talks about loss

When Stoops was asked about the ability of his team to come back from adversity, he hesitated. Afterwards, he admitted he had trouble thinking of a time when the Wildcats did.

Like he does every Monday, Mike Stoops participated in a post game press conference.

When Stoops was asked about the ability of his team to come back from adversity, he hesitated. Afterwards, he admitted he had trouble thinking of a time when the Wildcats did.

"We've had a hard time," he said. "And when you haven't done it, you wonder. That's probably your biggest obstacle to overcome — when you get down, being able to have the mental toughness in place to overcome that and come back.

"I think the only time we really showed that was at Washington (in 2007), when we overcame a 15-point deficit to come back. That was probably the one game."

In addition, Stoops commented on UCLA's embarrassment this past weekend.

"UCLA is young in some areas too," he said. "They play a lot of young guys and it takes time to get the snaps and experience you need to execute the way you want to seeing things for the first time.

"They ran into a little of that, the newness against good football teams that know how to execute. They were not far off in a lot of plays. BYU played probably as good of a game as they can and then things snowballed against them."

Notes:
  • Xavier Kelley and running back Keola Antolin have been upgraded to probable for this week's game.

  • Matt Scott is likely not in Arizona's future plans this season.

    "We're not planning on playing him unless we have to," Stoops said. "We're not going to put Matt in right now just to change the tempo of the game — not when we have a quarterback like Willie."

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