Weekly Press Conference
Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, Neb.)
Monday, Sept. 10, 2012
Jr. Quarterback Taylor Martinez
On how to the team
gets ready for Arkansas State
"Just move on, life goes on, and everything happens for a reason."
On what he took away
from the UCLA game
some of us learned our lessons not to do, this or that. We just move on from
On how important
tempo is for the offense
is very important to establish a rhythm each drive. It's kind of is difficult
to do that when you start out at the five or six-yard line. Or when we get 1st-and-15
or 3rd-and-long, it kind of is hard to set up a tempo."
On how UCLA changed
its defense in the second half
didn't really change in the second half, we just started slowing down our tempo
and didn't execute well.
On how much UCLA
blitzed, and if that was what they saw on film
blitzed a lot, and everything we saw, we knew they would do."
On the current mood
of the team
mood is great on the team so far. Like I said life goes on. We know we still
have everything we want ahead of us. It was better it happened now rather than
On if he thinks the
offense will need to carry the team
it is a team sport and I think we will do very well down the road."
On if he feels a lot
of pressure leading the team
not really, I think all of us feel the pressure on the offense, defense and
special teams. We are all in this together.
On if he felt rushed
in the second half against UCLA
tad bit, more than the first half. Maybe the defensive line got a little more
push on our line in the second half. Other than that not really."
On Ameer Abdullah
think he did an excellent job and did really good."
On when the offense
is backed up at the five, what kind of pressure does that put on the offense
is very difficult for Coach (Tim) Beck to call a game plan when we are backed
up, it's kind of shortens the plays, and it's difficult for us."
On the zone read
just opened up and I took it."
On the safety
"It is kind of hard to judge when a defensive lineman is running full speed at
you and you don't know if he is going to tackle Ameer (Abdullah) or me. I was
hoping it was going to be like that touchdown, but it was the wrong decision."
beating Arkansas, how does that relate to the game plan to Arkansas State
think what we saw against UCLA that we can't go too far ahead of ourselves and
take one week at a time as a team."