With Matt Moore out, do you think it will be your job to lose?
"That's more of a coaches' question. I just go out there and compete and we'll see what happens."
Do you think Marcedes Lewis is going to be a big target for you this year?
"You look around the Pac-10. Mike Williams is hard to cover. Reggie Williams -- hard to cover. Guys who are 6-6 and can run and are athletic, it's not easy to cover them. I think Marcedes is the same way. I think he has the same effect for our offense."
How much of a positive will it be to have your first home game?
"Home field is always big in football. It's nice to have the crowd on your side. Boulder is a college environment and a pretty loud place to play. It will just be nice to play back at home. I think everyone's looking forward to it."
What are the issues the offense needs to improve on?
"Penalites. Penalties killed us. We made a lot of big plays and we had some penalties called. We need a run game. I think it's there. I don't think it was where we needed it to be on Saturday. Between executing in the run game and being focused and not getting penalties, I think we'll see a huge difference this week."
What happened during the competition during fall camp for the starting QB position?
"I think during the fall camp, I just wasn't as focused as I should have been. I really didn't put myself in a great situation to succeed throughout camp. That happens. And I ended up losing the job. Even though I came out of spring a step ahead you just have to keep working at it. I might not have done that, and kept as focused as where I should have been. My preparation off the field I thought was good. I just think on the field it wasn't where it needed to be. My focus in spring was a lot better than it was during fall camp.
"I can't tell you why. I wish I knew. But I'll try not to let it happen. Even leading up to when they named Matt the starter I felt that I had started to get my mind into IT more than at the beginning of fall."
What grade would you give yourself for the Colorado game?
"Probably a B. I thought I played pretty well coming off the bench. There are a couple things I could have done better on. That third and short when I missed Marcedes on a hot route. Threw it a little low. That's on me. That's a pass that needs to be made catchable. I felt like I did play well, but at times I could have played better."
How are Matt's spirits?
"I guess it's as good as it can be for the situation. He worked so hard and prepared. I thought he was awesome in practice this week. He threw the ball the best I've ever seen. I think he's at the top of his game since he's been at UCLA. It's tough to go down with an injury so soon."