Irish Eyes Video: Ambrose Wooden

Starting cornerback Ambrose Wooden talks about Purdue.

Ambrose Wooden talks about Saturday's game in this Irish Eyes Video

We've also added a transcript of Wooden's comments for those that can't view the video clips.

Ambrose Wooden Transcript

Ambrose Wooden on Purdue quarterback Brandon Kirsch:

"He's a talented guy. He can throw it, run it, they run a little bit of everything. We're going to definitely going to have our hands full."

On the complexity of the Purdue offense: "It is. You've got to keep your eyes on your responsibility. That's the most important thing. They can throw it. They can run it. They've got great receivers. Dorien Bryant, he's a speed guy so you've got to play good technique. You've got to play your responsibility. That's the most important thing."

On if this offense is harder to prepare for because they do so much:

"Every week you have to prepare. Every offense has a chance to hurt you in certain places. You've got to focus that much more on the little things---your fundamentals and techniques--because once it comes down to it, that's going to teach you everything."

On Purdue's receivers and how different they are from each other:

"You've just got to know who you're lining up against. You might go against Dorien (Bryant), the guy can run against by you any chance he gets, so you've got your responsibility, good technique. With Ingram, he's 6-9, I'm barely 6-0. He's a great player. They have a great bunch of receivers."

On how he matches up with a 6-9 receiver:

"You've just got play your technique and play your defense the best you can."

On how much the option threat will make his job harder on Saturday:

"I'm just going to play my responsibility--whatever my responsibility on a given defense—I'm just going to try to do my part. I'm not trying to get my eyes caught in the backfield looking to try to make a play that's not my responsibility."

On how hard it is for him personally this week to learn the option while learning the rest of their offense since he hasn't had much experience with the option at the college level:

"You've just got to be focused, play your keys and that's the most important thing. You've got play your responsibility. I think that's the most important aspect playing an option offense. Everyone has a responsibility. You just have to do yours." On how they go about fixing some of the big plays they've given up recently:

"You've got to playing your responsibility that much more. You've got to work harder, just try to be in the right position at the right time. It's a group effort. One guy messes up and a big play is going to happen. You've got to try to focus on doing what you can at that time."


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