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“We will go out & warm-up more like an NFL team”: Excerpts from Coach Graham’s Weekly Presser
By , DieHardDevil.com
September 2, 2013 4:11 PM

Week 1: Sacramento State. Below are key excerpts from Coach Graham’s first weekly presser. 

 

On his impressions of future opponents this weekend:

In the next five weeks, something is going to happen. We could be 5-0 or we could be 2-3, 1-4.

“I watched the entire Wisconsin game, spent most of my time watching Sac St. I watched most of the Washington game, all of the UCLA game, all of the USC game, all of the Arizona game. I will do that every week though. Every week I will watch USC, UCLA, Arizona. I was very impressed with Washington. I was very impressed with them. They beat a really good team in Boise State. Obviously USC is extremely talented. UCLA, I was very impressed with their offense. They have a great quarterback.  I thought he looked really good. They are all better than they were last year.”

 

On preparing for a team that wants to pull off an upset:

“Well I have been on that side a lot coming from mid-major programs. I know how we prepared. It is their entire season. It can make their entire season. I haven’t sat there and told our players you better get prepared or you will get beat. I tell them that the key is that they have no excuse. We can’t make any excuses. This is a game we should win.”

“I have confidence in our guys. I think they are mature enough to understand that any team can beat you. You see it happening all over the country.”

 

 

#3Days until Sacramento State enters Sun Devil Stadium

#3Days until Sacramento State enters Sun Devil Stadium

 

On pregame warm-ups this year:

“One of the things we will do differently is last year everything was really structured, but this year we will go out and warm-up more like an NFL team. We will do a pre pre-game with our guys with just their pants and their jersey on. I like our guys to be in the stadium as much as they can. I like our guys to be at the stadium two-and-a-half hours before the game, take our time getting warmed up. (The time to kickoff is) very short once we start the pre-game.”

 

 

On the next five weeks:

“In the next five weeks, something is going to happen. We could be 5-0 or we could be 2-3, 1-4. These are all things that could happen. The most important thing if we are 2-3, we have got to make sure we are 2-0 in conference.”

 

Here is ASU’s full transcript of today’s press conference.

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