He praised Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday but did say his defense will be up for the challenge.
He did mention that he watched Washington State’s entire press
conference after the loss to Rutgers University and stated that head
coach Mike Leach thought Chris Ault was still the head coach for about
three minutes but then realized he was a bit off.
Polian mentioned left tackle Austin Corbett is questionable for
Friday’s showdown, which is a huge concern since the pack are very thin
at offensive line.
When asked if he thought the athletes in the PAC12 played at different
speeds, he said without a doubt. Polian mentioned he was very impressed
with Washington State’s performance against %%MATCH_9%% last season and the
amount of points they put up.
He also said every game is a statement game, not just this upcoming
Cody Fajardo spoke about yesterday’s senior meeting and how they will
motivate their younger teammates to not fear a PAC12 opponent. He also
said he is over the fact that a PAC12 program didn’t recruit him and
that he believes they have the talent to compete against some of those
Brock Hekking stated that he is very proud of his defense and that he
waits anxiously for the tough challenge on Friday.
His thoughts about the “whiteout”
“It’s an indescribable feeling. Going out there when Mackey is packed,
the whiteout and basically there is so much more energy than a regular
game,” Hekking said. “When you have a whiteout it basically brings the
fans closer to us.”
Polian, Fajardo and Hekking want a packed house but will the fans
You can view the press conference in its entirity below.
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Weekly Football Press Conference: Sept. 2
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