Stoops plays it cool

Arizona head coach Mike Stoops met with the media on Monday and showed a bit of restraint when talking about the refs.

Arizona head coach Mike Stoops met with the media on Monday and showed a bit of restraint when talking about the refs.

"I think it probably evens out. That's what they say, 'Life always evens itself out.' That's what you hope," Stoops said.

"I don't know. It helped Washington. It's funny how it evened out very quickly, you know what I'm saying."

At the same time, Stoops admitted that it was a bit frustrating and implied that he did not agree with the call at all.

"They are what they call," he said. "You guys know how frustrated I get, but that's just part of it. It's not going to change.

There's nothing you can do about it now. It is what it is. You just live with it and go on."

That seemed to be the motto on Monday, as players said that they needed to be focused on the upcoming game against Stanford.

Of course, that could be difficult for Delashaun Dean, who says that what happened at the end of Saturday night's game was obvious.

"I felt it graze my foot, but the way the ball bounced up, it would have hit my foot a lot harder," Dean said. "I figured it had to hit the ground, then after seeing the pictures you could actually see the black beads from the turf jump up when the ball hit the ground.

"It's pretty obvious when you look at it. I don't know how it got missed."

With Arizona finally getting healthy, Saturday's game against Stanford is rapidly becoming a huge game, as it has major bowl implications.

moving on from the Washington loss may not be easy, but it surely is necessary.

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