Fiesta Bowl Q&As with UConn’s Joe Moorhead, Anthony Sherman, Zach Hurd and Zach Frazer
The offense from UConn took its turn in front of the media on Tuesday in Arizona. Here’s a look at what they had to say:
Connecticut Offensive Coordinator Joe Moorhead
A: “Coach Edsall does a great job with our in team in terms of what our mentality will be. He always stresses that we are going to play one play at a time, win that play and move on to the next one. Our guys have played in hostile environments against some pretty talented teams in the two years that I have been here. We have gone into those games with the right mindset and we just have to take it one play at a time and move on to the next play.”
Q: What are your impressions of Oklahoma?
A: “They are obviously a tremendously talented and well-coached team. They are going to be well-prepared to play. We are going to take the same mindset and play hard for four quarters and see where it goes for there.”
Q: What about Oklahoma’s speed?
A: “Defensively, their speed is tremendous. Their safeties, across the board, they all run well and they get to the football. Their defensive staff puts them in good positions to make plays. From the run-game perspective, pass protection and routes, it is going to be challenging.”
Q: Can you assess Jordan Todman?
A: “Jordan is a complete back. He is not a guy that is huge in stature, but he will get the tough yards in between the tackles. He has the ability to get on the edge and make plays happen. He is certainly a capable pass catcher and does things in the pass game. He can pass protect too. I think the major difference from last year to this year is that he is asked to do more and be the featured guy. He has certainly done a very great job with it.”
Connecticut Fullback Anthony Sherman
Q: Has the team rallied around the Jasper Howard tragedy?
Q: Has the tragedy brought the team together?
A: “We’re definitely a close-knit group. That brought us together last year because that was our family. We’re one big family now. If someone needed a shoulder to cry on, anyone would open it up and say, ‘You can do it on me.’”
Q: Did he hear about the big storm out East?
A: “There’s already been a couple of flights cancelled for family members trying to come out and join us. It’s definitely good that we got out. It started to snow right before we were taking off. We just beat it. My sister sent me a picture yesterday morning about how the snow looks in front of my house, and I sent her one off my balcony (at the team hotel).”
Connecticut Offensive lineman Zach Hurd
Q: Can you talk about the development of the running game?
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