Catching up with Mark Sanchez

Sophomore quarterback Mark Sanchez led the Trojans to dominating 38-0 victory over Notre Dame in South Bend. SCPlaybook's Kevin Carden caught up with Sanchez in the USC locker room to get his thoughts on Notre Dame, his performance and the quarterback situation.

Mark Sanchez on the win against Notre Dame:

"That means so much. I wish there was more time for celebrating. But we've got to get going and get ready for the (Oregon) Ducks. I'll celebrate on the plane home. I'll think about it a little bit on Sunday. Then Sunday night, Monday, we've got to get ready for next week. I think later on, down the line, this one's going to mean a lot to me. Because there's a lot of players who come through here and come away with losses. So for us to get a big win like this and make a statement as an offense, and as a team, it means a ton."

Mark Sanchez on playing next week:

"I don't know what's going on, Coach will evaluate my performance. There's till things I need to improve on to be the starter. Hopefully it works out. If, not it will be a fierce competition. I don't want to let it go. Now that I have it, I don't want to look back. I just want to keep rolling. All I can do is keep playing. I can't influence him any more than what I've done today."

Mark Sanchez on difference between his first and second start:

"I felt really comfortable this week…I was calm. I got the jitters out last week. I just felt like I could go out and play this week. It was great. The team was behind me."

Mark Sanchez on spreading the ball around:

"That was the game plan: get the snap and get the ball out of my hands. We've got the talent to give the ball to guys and let them do whatever they want with it. So that's exactly what we did. We had the protection, and the defense, behind it."

Mark Sanchez on the ease of beating Notre Dame:

"I still don't think it was easy. It might look easy. We still punted the ball seven times. That's a bunch of times they stopped us. We still have a lot to learn, a lot of mistakes to learn from. We'll clear them up and get ready for Oregon." Top Stories