The Bootleg: What's your first reaction to losing the Fiesta Bowl?
GW: Obviously, we're disappointed. We played hard and worked hard for it for a long time, but we gotta give them all the credit. They had a lot of big plays and played a great game—again, all the credit to them.
Late in the game, you and Andrew seemed to develop a chemistry where he was hitting you for a lot of big plays, a lot of third downs. How you were able to get open and develop that connection?
GW: Our coaches do a good job of just putting us in the right situations. I'm just trying to do my job and doing what I'm supposed to do. Andrew does a great job of finding me.
In the postgame press conference, Coach Shaw said that you guys weren't able to finish. What specifically do you think prevented you guys from doing that?
GW: I mean, I think it's a lot of things. I think everyone was pretty tired at the end of the game—it's been a long time since we played. I don't want to make any excuses for what happened. I think they just made the plays that counted at the end when it came down to it.
Do you still see this season as a success? You guys did go 11-2, especially considering where this program has been.
GW: Yeah, I mean it's not like a failure because we didn't go undefeated or anything. Obviously, our goal is to win every game. But, to be realistic, that can't happen for everybody. We're not disappointed. We're proud of what we've done and where we've brought the program the last four years.
Do you think you guys will be able to sustain this level of success in the future?
GW: I do. I think the right people are in place, as far as the administration and the coaches. A lot of really talented young guys are already here and a lot more are coming in, so I think they will.
Talking about some of those young guys, can you talk a little bit about Ty Montgomery's performance today?
GW: He's just been really turning it on the whole second half of the season. He's something special to watch: a real talented young kid, a smart, mature kid. He's going to do a lot of great things.
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