Knox, Chow Talk on Developments

Offensive Coordinator Norm Chow talked about using Richard Brehaut this weekend against Oregon State, and back-up running back Milton Knox spoke about getting more reps in practice Tuesday, and the offense trying to get playmakers the ball...

Offensive Coordinator Norm Chow talked after Tuesday's practice.


How receptive were you to getting Richard Brehaut a few series in this game?

‘'Rick and I talk all the time, We're always together, we visit all the time and you know, he's the boss. You do whatever he asks. It's easy, right? I go home every night and my boss talks to me all night long about taking out the garbage and fixing the pool … I do it.''

What might be the drawbacks to playing a second quarterback for a few series?

‘'That you couldn't get in rhythm. I think the worst thing we can do, and Rick and I have talked about this too, is say, ‘OK, he will go in for the third series.' He will go in when we feel like he needs to go in. You don't want to upset rhythm if a guy is going good, or if a guy is not going good and you want to get him in a rhythm, that kind of thing. It's just a gut feel …''

Is Brehaut ready to step forward in a role like this?

‘'I think so. He works awfully hard. I don't know if it's as definitive as you all make it sound. I don't know exactly what Rick said. I know Rick and I visited about it and we determined we're going to get Richard a chance to play and that's what we're going to do.''


Running back Milton Knox answered questions Tuesday.

You were a little more involved with the 1s today. Are we going to see more of that?

‘'Right now, it's too early to tell. I got a little more reps, but I've just got to keep working hard and see what's going on. Really, it's only install … but I got a little more reps so I'm happy with it. I'm just being consistent – Coach (Wayne) Moses told me, just keep doing what I have been doing, working hard, helping out on the scout team and being the best Jacquizz Rodgers that I can be. And also, just come out here and play ball.''

All season, it's been Jonathan Franklin and then a jumble behind him. Why haven't you been able to break through and into that rotation more often?

‘'I've just had a lot of bad fortune. I got sick, I had the suspension. A lot of things went wrong. It was a point in my life where everything went wrong and I couldn't catch a break for nothing. But, I mean, I know a lot of people have been wondering if I'm going to be playing a lot more, but only time will tell. We've still got a couple more games before the end of the season and hopefully they'll see me play a lot on Saturday and if not the next week after that or the week after that. We've still got time.''

It seems like yourself and some of the other guys, there are better ways that you could be used, to use your abilities, your talents. Do you see that happening more?

‘'Yeah, the practice today, you see Randall Carroll get the ball a lot in open space. You see Morrell Presley get the ball in open space. And, also, me. I don't get a lot of reps so the reps I do get, I try to make the best of it so the coaches see that I'm ready to play, I'm willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win and right now, everybody wants to say we've lost a few games here … we just have to win this fourth game. We've got to do the best we can as a team and just come around … the plays are going to happen. The plays happened the first three games, we were making plays and things were going right, and right now not everything is going to be smooth … everybody is going to have their rocky. It's just how we're going to adjust as a team, and if we can adjust to adversity.''


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