On Evan Tattersall’s status: “He is in the process of being discharged from the hospital, which is good news. It’s been positive news as we got into the locker room. Very scary. Anytime something like that happens, there’s concern for him. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, but we have got some positive news just in the last 10-15 minutes.
On USC’s receiving corps: “I’ve never seen a receiving corps like that in this conference, not in 20 years. Our guys wanted to compete against them. I love that about them. But you have to give them credit. The matchups are as tough as it’s been. I’ve seen great receivers in this league, but not a collection like that.”
On rebounding against Stanford: “We have to own this. All of us. It’s disappointing that we didn’t perform better. We knew we had to perform well against a team with that type of talent. We have to regroup on Monday. I know that’s exactly what we will do.”
On DeShawn Collins’ performance: “I thought he had some nice runs in there. He has some good quickness and speed, and I think that showed up. DeShawn has flashed at times throughout this fall. It was nice to get him some carries. You can see his speed, and I think that showed up on a couple different runs.”
On what he felt when he saw Evan Tattersall went down: “It’s hard seeing somebody that we train with and we love, and especially as an inside linebacker, it hurts. He’s my roommate so I know that he is going to be good though, I talked to a few people, he should be fine, I am actually going to go visit him tonight. It’s definitely hard and I feel like we responded well that next drive, for some reason we just couldn’t keep the momentum going.”
On how USC’s receiving core’s production affected their play: “It’s tough. We just got beat today. They played better than we did and we need to put all of our focus into next week. We have a really big game, Stanford, and we have not been very good against Stanford the last, I think nine years, so it would be nice to go win that game. But that’s not going to happen without a lot of hard work and everybody showing up everyday to work and work and work and work and go get that sixth win.”
On USC’s receiving core: “We knew they were a dynamic group coming into this week and they delivered. We just try to focus on handling what we have to handled, but, yeah, they stepped up and delivered tonight.”
On what it was like going up against a quarterback like Kedon Slovis: “He did a good job throwing the deep ball. Probably in the first half, maybe the first three quarters I thought we did a good job on first and second down, but they have some explosive plays on thirds downs and we have to play three downs.”
On what he will remember most about playing next to Evan Weaver: “He is a special football player and he is a special person. He’s one of my good friends and I think it’s been a really good experience being able to play next to somebody who is able to play the game with so much passion, prepares the right way, and loves and looks out for his teammates.”
On his performance tonight: “I am just trying to make the best of my opportunities and help the team win. It felt really good, to get out there on the field with the guys and makes some plays.”
On his touchdown run: “First off, my o-line blocked it up perfect, I was able to get on the outside and I was 1-on-1 with the safety. In our scheme, that’s my job, I have to make one man miss and I just did my job.”
- Head to the official article for quotes from USC.
- DeShawn Collins scored his first career touchdown, and other postgame notes.
Due to my work schedule, I had to make this post early Monday morning before most Cal sites release their post-game analysis, so these articles will be posted on the Wednesday edition.
- Prior to the game, the Pac-12 Networks did a segment on Elijah Hicks and his program “Intercept Poverty”. I don’t have video of the segment yet but you can get information in the link.
- A good article was written in the Daily Cal on Zeandae Johnson and his father who coached him.
- Find out how Jordan Duncan got through the struggles of playing far away from home.
- California Memorial Stadium was named the best college stadium to take a selfie in... according to Lindy magazine. This link is to Cal Bears Maven’s report on the list, I don’t have a link to the actual one.
- Get an early look at the Stanford Cardinal. Can the Bears clinch a losing season for them?
- Read about Swedish native Emma Westin and her transition to an English speaking school, written prior to Women’s Soccer’s unfortunate season ending loss on Saturday.