VIDEO: Mora on Tuesday

OCT. 21 -- Head coach Jim Mora provides a few updates on the injured and talks about Owamagbe Odighizuwa playing inside...


Opening statement:
It was a good start to the week. We came out with a tremendous amount of energy and focus and we're off to a great start. It's a great challenge for us to go out on the road again. It's kind of a similar team to what we saw last week in terms of a really fine quarterback who had a great freshman year and has built on that his sophomore year. And a defense that has played well. It will be a tough game, and we'll have to bear down and do our best and try to get a win.

On Paul Perkins:
He's doing well, yeah. He's doing well.

On Thomas Duarte:
We'll see on Saturday.

On Fabian Moreau:
Fabian's doing well.

On how he's doing:
Doing well. Doing great.

On Simon Goines:
He's doing well.

On Alex Redmond:
He's doing great. We had everybody out here today.

On Colorado's offense:
They're doing the same thing but doing it better. When you get a guy in the system who's talented like he is for an extended amount of time, they get better. There is a chemistry that develops. He's a good player.

On when an offense zeroes in on one player:
You have to be aware of it. The most important thing is that we play sound and schematically and that we're technically sound. You don't change a ton. You may spend a little more time and devote resources but you don't make wholesale changes.

On Nelson Spruce:
There are a lot of great receivers in this conference. Every week you see it. He's one of them, he's a great player.

On the altitude of Colorado:
We might go practice on top of the hospital. The altitude didn't seem to affect us two years ago. Its not something we address with our players. Its irrelevant and doesn't matter. We can't change and won't wear oxygen masks. Its a non-entity.

On their run defense against Cal:
They ran for like 50 yards, but its not like they really tried to run. We played the run a lot better than we have and were more sound. I thought we were physical on defense on Saturday.

On how much moving Owa inside helped:
I think it will continue to develop into something we'll use more and more. Its something we did with Cassius last year a litttle bit. At times we put him over the guard and at times, we put him outside. You try to get your most explosive pass rushers on the field at the same time. You move guys around a little bit. I don't know if he felt entirely comfortable there on Saturday, he was a little late off the ball, but I think as he does it more, you'll see him become more and more comfortable with it. I think its a great spot for him.

On Jaleel Wadood:
I think he's playing well. He's a hell of a tackler. I just want to see him continue to make plays. I just want him to be consistent and fine tune the little details. He's a good football player and a solid tackler, a solid tackler.


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